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  1. Welcome Marcel, good to have more Sandtroopers in the German Garrison. Have fun roaming the forums.
  2. If you edit your very first post, you can also change the title, which I assume is what you want.
  3. Those are some cool pics, incredible that you were the only Sandtrooper but you look good. You're also standing next to my favourite Jawa.
  4. Hi Marcel, have you tried Etsy? I have just checked and there are several makers who offer 3D-printed T-21s. You may also just keep your eyes open for Hyperfirm rubber foam blasters, they are amazing but not available any more but maybe you are lucky and able to find one second hand. Building one also isn't that difficult, it actually was the first blaster I have tried building and I was successful although I didn't really have an idea what I was doing at that time. This Thread by Pandatrooper was extremely helpful to me. Cheers mate
  5. Congrats on joining the ranks of the deployed officers, Sean, good job.
  6. Hausi

    TD from the UK

    Welcome to the MEPD, Peter, this is the place to be, have fun roaming the forum!
  7. I do not post all pics of every troop here, neither do I count my troops, only those that are dear to me and that I find awesome, such as the following. We have finally found at least one of them... and don´t tell me that this is not one of the droids we´ve been looking for. It got out of hands very quickly... but I didn´t even notice. Two final pics show me and my all-time favourite Jawa, he´s actually also a member of our Rancor Hunters´ Squad.
  8. I always use a mixture of black and burnt umber acrylic paint, slightly watered down. This is really handy to emulate grime and oil.
  9. Great pictures my friend, I guess it was a lot of fun.
  10. Hey Daniel, I have talked to Thomas and we both aren't sure. You are right about the fairly straight line on the side of the radio. We have decided that you can leave it as it is, maybe correct the wire going around the radio a wee bit so it seems more straigt. Go for it, mate! I am looking forward to seeing your progress on the required improvements.
  11. So this was your first review, Daniel. There are quite some changes as SWAT is a challenging but finally very rewarding process and I am absolutely certain that you will successfully overcome these challenges. Cheers mate! Hausi – MEPD Deployment officer
  12. WEAPON: E-11 Details: see comments Weathering: check **Additional Comments** By now, everybody knows that I love Bapty blasters and I like yours very much but the problem is that your chosen trooper isn´t carrying a Bapty but a regular E-11 which can be seen in several places in the following screen grabs: The scope rail continues and goes back to the rear sight where it was probably attached as on all other regular E-11s. The gun has a cocking lever which seems to have been pulled back, leaving the ejection port open. Finally there is no M38 scope on this gun, it´s an M19 scope, which become apparent when comparing these images. **Result on Weapon** PENDING
  13. BACKPACK Pack#1 Details: see comments Weathering: check **Additional Comments** You did an amazing job on that backpack of yours, I just love backpacks. However, there are some minor details to be addressed: 1 Your radio isn´t really visible as your chosen trooper never turns around in that scene but I think we can assume that it´s the same radio as seen in the previous scene and the dial on the sonix victory 75 radio should be visible, maybe it got a minor dusting of black spraypaint but you can identify it. 2 I am not sure about the bottom part of the radio. In some scenes, the radio of this particular pack was in some kind of plastic canister. You have a bit of wire there but I am somehow convinced that it´s the plastic canister again. I will see what my fellow DO thinks about this. **Result on Backpack** PENDING
  14. Armor / Suit Details: Canvas straps shoulder: check Neck Seal: check Black Undersuit: check Shoulder Bells: check Biceps: check Forearms: check Pauldron: check Chest / Back Plate: check Kidney / Butt plate: check Ab plate / Side Rivets / Cod: check Strapping: check Tighs: check Shins / Calves: check Sniper Plate: check Boots: check Gloves: check Hand plates / Guards: see comments Ammo Belt (waist) w/ correct angled edge: check Ammo Belt (right knee): check Canvas Belt: check Pouches: check Weathering: see comments **Additional Comments** The overall look of your armor is great and matches your chosen trooper very well, however, there are certain things that can be improved. Your right handguard needs more weathering on the upper edge I am not completely happy with the prominent spots on your chest as I think the pattern looks a little different on screen. I see a little more dirt towards the neck and I think there is like a clearer line that breaks up the lower spot. I know that lighting plays an essential role when looking at different screen caps but that´s what I see. What do you think, Daniel? Your left shin and boot need more weathering, on screen, especially the left boot has obviously lost a lot of its white paint in the crease. **Result on Armor** PENDING
  15. Hi Daniel Thank you for providing these new pictures. Then I guess it´s time to get this started… I will do your review in several phases, that way it´s easier for me. We´ll start with the helmet MEPD SWAT OFFICER: application review part 1 Name: Daniel Wong Legion ID#0: TD-6316 Forum Name: tk6316 Garrison: Malaysia Garrison ANH Sandtrooper selected: Docking Bay 94 Sergeant Helmet: Green lenses: check Paint color on traps / tears: check Paint color and number of teeth: see comments Mic Tips: see comments Vocoder color: check Rank bar: see comments Brow: check Side Screws (ears): check Weathering: see comments **Additional Comments** Daniel, nice helmet, however, this said helmet has been identified to be the infamous “Davin Felth”/ “Look Sir, droids” helmet. The degree of weathering for this helmet has changed during filming as it seems, it´s to be seen in its most dirty stage in the dune sea scene, in the road check scene it has already lost some of its weathering while it looks even cleaner in the docking bay scene. I will also add some pics of the helmet in its current state after filming. These pics show that this particular helmet only had three teeth cut out on its left side. Moreover does it have fifteen tubestripes on both sides (while your helmet has 16 on the left and 13 on the right). While your brow-fitment is quite good, you should also recheck the forms of the traps and tears. As far as the weathering is concerned, I think the spot (the remains of the “Davin Felth flame”) on the forehead should be a little more prominent while there should also be some more dirt added around the nose and the ears. If possible, please also adjust the angle of the left mictip a little and cut out the eyes differently/ a little further to match the screen-used helmet. Here´s a pic of your helmet first for comparison Here are some pics of the original helmet. Dune Sea scene Roadblock Docking Bay Helmet in its current state after filming **Result on Helmet** Pending
  16. Daniel, there's no need for apologies, I hope you already feel at home at your new place. Thanks for providing the requested images, I will probably be able to write your first review over the weekend. Cheers mate
  17. Hi Daniel, if you are aiming for a higher level of screen accuracy, MP40 pouches made of canvas are only meant to be worn on the shoulder. None of the sandtroopers seen on screen was wearing a canvas pouch on his hip. Keep in mind that some garrisons won't even accept a canvas pouch on the hip for basic approval. For the hip, you should consider a leather pouch, a so-called "Stolla Wien" or a Spanish pouch. However, either way you will need to change the straps at the back of the pouch to fit the ammo belt. With the leather pouches I found it easiest to attach some new leather straps using pop rivets.
  18. Hey, that's a great find, especially as it came with the correct red support straps, congrats! As you have already written, you will have to cut it to length and reposition the upper bar but that's quite easy to do. Have fun building!
  19. Hi Kevin, well, RS Propmaster's armor is one of the best out there and they always keep updating their stuff which I really appreciate. Seems like they also quite regularly check our MEPD forums here. If it suits you well, it should be good for level 2/ Police Officer here. However,that's never guaranteed, each applicant will have to apply for this level of screen accuracy after getting basic 501st approval with his local garrison.
  20. All the kids look happy, great job! And cool pics as well, thanks for sharing!
  21. Hi Kevin, welcome to the sandpit! Good to have you here with us and also congrats on choosing the most awesome costume out there, sandies rule. I hope you have lots of fun here on the forums and even more fun when your gear from RS finally arrives and you will be putting smiles on people's faces and giving high-fives to the kids. Cheers mate
  22. Hi Daniel, thank you for your interest in joining the elite and submitting your request for SWAT OFFICER activation. It really looks like you have put a lot of time and effort into getting your chosen trooper as screenaccurate as possible and I really like your attention to detail, especially how you tried to recreate the screen caps and have already incorporated the right (wrong ) set of handguards, very well done my friend. Your gear is on spot and your emulated trooper is immediately recognizable. But each new SWAT candidate gets looked at even more so from the previous trooper and the bar gets raised even higher. Bigwam/Thomas and I will be taking care of your application together and we have already started studying all available reference material. I know that you have looked at TD-Sharp´s threads which can be found here: We have done the same and while you are definitely on the right track, we will need some additional pictures to complete your application. You have already done a terrific job at creating a very tidy application but we will also have to ask for the following pictures: -one helmet-off pic of you in your armor -360 pics with and without your backpack -pics of your codpiece with all the buttons/snap fasteners -detailed pictures of your backpack Still we always emphasize patience during this process as we pay more and more attention to fine tuning with each new SWAT applicant and your chosen trooper is especially interesting since we think to have found new details with higher resolution pictures available nowadays. Some details may definitely be missed and re-checked, but we will try to catch them on every pass given until you are cleared and ready to join the Special Weapons & Tactics Team, mate! I am looking forward to seeing the added pictures and continuing your review.
  23. Hi Logan, sorry for the late reply, your armor looks good already but if I may give you some advice: I would suggest pulling up the whole torso by cutting out the neck opening in your chest further and maybe also shortening the shoulder pieces. This will also give you more overall freedom of movement. As far as your weathering is concerned, I would suggest toning it down, too many dark spots all over,also on the helmet. It would look a lot better if you just had some dark sport remaining but overall a light sand-weathering which I always achieve by giving my armor several washes with a watered-down mixture of acrylic paint (Vallejo game color earth) and dabbing most of it off again using paper towels. That way you would look much more in line with what we see on-screen. I know that weathering is also about personal preference so if you get your basic approval with this weathering, everything's fine. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
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