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Chopper48104

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  1. Troop #4 Date: 2019/6/01 Event: Bowie Baysox Baseball Team Star Wars Night Location: Bowie, MD
  2. That's going to be a tough one. Zap A Gap is cyanoacrylate and can be removed with acetone. Of course, acetone will also weaken and destroy ABS In the process, and that's not good. You might be forced to snap them off, then sand down the CA residue with increasingly fine sandpaper grits until it's smooth again.
  3. That's what I ended up using for my pack build. Really nice stuff.
  4. Yeah, that'd work just fine.
  5. Expensive, but the listing has some great reference photos. https://propstore.com/product/star-wars-ep-iv-a-new-hope/stormtrooper-blaster/?fbclid=IwAR0Lff6saj_fy0KQXdRqVcssJ0OzwVTRAbofx9EuTYyq8SzI3IpYyx-srsU
  6. In addition to what was said above, I recommend you use devcon plastic weld to affix the plastic "splint" behind the crack. You want to chemically bond the splint for strength and gorilla glue or superglue won't do that.
  7. Thanks everyone and thanks for the review and feedback, MEPD team!
  8. Alright, here we go... Name: Corey DiPietro 501st ID: TD-48104 501st Profile: https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=25443&costumeID=2 MEPD Forum Name: Chopper48104 Garrison: Old Line Garrison
  9. Ok, so I lied. One small final tweak...look what a friend sent me from the UK! (Being a non-501st member, he was very confused as to why I wanted a set of plungers from the UK, but he humored my request)
  10. Well, after killing my vision looking at dim and blurry screenshots, here's my final pack build. The overhead light glare unfortunately washed out the weathering, but it's there. Up next -- working through the Police Officer checklist and get things ready for submission.
  11. Found both size tupperware radar dishes for pretty cheap. Which one is generally considered "correct"? The larger one measures 5.25 inches/13.33 cm the smaller measures 4.5 inches/11.43 cm. I'm guessing the smaller one based off of the screencaps?
  12. I found these bottles at Target. They measure *almost* 4 inches in diameter, which corresponds with what Strider stated in his "found part pack build" thread. Seems like a better match, yes? I'll work on painting and fitting them as weather permits.
  13. Did some rigging and attaching over the weekend. Here's where I'm at so far: Found a tupperware lid on ebay for only a few dollars, so I'm waiting on that to arrive for the radar dish. Do we know if this pack use the 4" or the 5.25" version? Also, for future updates and enhancements, what's considered the proper height and circumference of the bottles? If I'm going to walk around the drug store measuring shampoo bottles, I want to make sure I get the right one :)
  14. Thank you, Bigwam, for the clarification!
  15. For orientation, I was using this photo: I can move the radio up a bit, no prob at all. Thanks for that. Will the bottles still pass for Police Officer? I ask because several PO's have used Charlie's kit for deployment before?
  16. The trays are mounted. Just testing placement before bolting the big stuff in. Any feedback is welcome. Question -- should I trim down the mortar tube a bit? It seems long to me, but I know that angles and perspective can change how it appears on screen.
  17. Thanks everyone. One other detail I noticed while squinting at screenshots -- you can see the syphon rocking back and forth while the trooper is running. It must've only been affixed with a single bolt, leaving it free to move about? I'll likely affix mine more securely for trooping purposes, but I thought it was an interesting detail. I also noticed that there's no vertical tape on the other side of the lower seed tray. Interesting. Since my lab pipe has the smaller tubes glued into the ends, I'll likely end up sawing off the upper one to create the shorter pipe. Thanks for noting that detail, as well as the second piece of tape on the Sonix, @bigwam. The second piece of tape wasn't as clear in the screenshots. Now, off to the hardware store to buy more black paint!
  18. Hi everyone, so I've been slowly working on Charlie/Crashmann's Sandy Pack kit for a few months now. Fortunately, the holiday break and the weather have finally given me a chance to get some painting done. Here's where I'm at so far: Obviously, I haven't done a whole lot of assembly yet, outside of the Sonix and the Shires Syphon. I wear a black pauldron with my Sandy, so, before I submit my application for Police Officer, I was planning on making my pack into the "Pack 4" variety. Not just any Pack 4 though, I want to make the version seen in the alley, while the troopers are running to docking bay 94. This trooper: Reference images from alley door check, unfortunately poor lighting): Reference images from the docking back 94 fun run: I sorta love the twisted and junky looking piece of electrical tape holding the Sonix onto the seed tray. I also noticed a vertical piece of tape holding the lower trays together. Presumably there's one on the other side of the tray as well? I'm hoping to integrate these little details once assembly starts. More to come as the build progresses.
  19. Troop #3 Date: 2018/12/02 Event: DC Candlelighters Pediatric Oncology Holiday Party Location: Inova Fairfax Hospital, VA
  20. My pack is still under construction, so I rigged up a shoulder sling that I wear under my armor. The pouch just attaches onto the sling.
  21. That's a really clever ideas. I like it.
  22. Troop #2 Date: 2018/10/20 Event: Air and Scare Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center National Air and Space Museum Chantilly, VA
  23. Troop #1 Date: 2018/10/13 Event: Star Wars Reads Day Location: Severna Park, MD
  24. I just wanted to update what I had written earlier -- imperial boots next wave actually starts this Friday 12 Oct.
  25. Imperial boots is another option, but they only do monthly runs. The next run should open around the start of November.
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