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Hello There Dirty ol'Brothers of MEPD.

I'm requesting deployment with my newly approved Sandtrooper.

Your Name : STEPHANE P.

Your 501st TD ID with a link to your 501st profile : TD-41233 "Frenchy"

https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=29564

Your MEPD forum name : Vieillecaque (ONly for forum pruposes, because "Frenchy" Was Taken ^^)

Your Garrison: Neon City Garrison - Las Vegas, NV (Yes we have sand...)

And, post the following pictures of your armor and gear:

-One helmet off photo. This is not to be a random picture of you. It is to be a photo of you, in costume, without your helmet on. A mug shot if you will.
-One full armor, helmet on, front photo. Show in one picture the whole look of your armor and gear. Also show Sniper Knee Plate clearly enough.
-One full armor, helmet on, right side photo. Showing the pouches mounted on sides if you have them and the gap closed.
-One full armor, helmet on, left side photo. Showing the pouches mounted on sides if you have them and the gap closed.
-One full armor, helmet on, back photo.
-One full armor, helmet on, back photo without backpack.

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-Canvas or elastic shoulder straps detail photo.
-Canvas belt detail photo.
-Abs details close up photo. Showing the 3 buttons an TD abdominal plate.
-Detail photos of the rubber gloves and latex handguards
- Detail photos of all snaps, screws and buttons on the armor.

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Bucket (pictures can show details individually or in groups):
-A close up photo clearly showing the flat green lenses.
-Detail photo showing no stripes on all grey traps and tears.
-Detail photo of frown, showing 4 teeth cut out and grey paint.
-Detail photo of hovi-mix mic tips (or replica) mounted on helmet.
-Detail photos of blue tube stripes.

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Backpack:
- Detail photos from all sides, separately

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Weapons:
-At leas one picture showing the whole weapon (BFG or E11).

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Finally:-One (or several) full body action (or attitude poses) good quality picture.

Will take those when approved.

 

Thanks for the time you'll take for the review.

 

 

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Good morning Stephane,

before we can start your review, you must get the status of a sandtrooper here in the MEPD.

Please request your sandtrooper acces

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24 minutes ago, bigwam said:

Good morning Stephane,

before we can start your review, you must get the status of a sandtrooper here in the MEPD.

Please request your sandtrooper acces

I'm not sure having read about that and how to do it…
Could you guide me please?

Edit: Message sent to the admin but don't know if it is the way to get the requested access.

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I think you can overwork your strapping in a few points.

Depending on the overall look then... Maybe the Abdominal, butt and kidney can be move a bit mor upwards, the chest and OII backplate then also.

Handcuffs are for TKs, TDs don't make prisoners.

What maker are the chest and backplate?

Fingers crossed :)

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46 minutes ago, Markus ' tiny ' Zeitvogel said:

I think you can overwork your strapping in a few points.

Depending on the overall look then... Maybe the Abdominal, butt and kidney can be move a bit mor upwards, the chest and OII backplate then also.

Handcuffs are for TKs, TDs don't make prisoners.

What maker are the chest and backplate?

Fingers crossed :)

Hey Markus, Not sure who the maker is. I sold the set to Stephane. I think he has done a great job for level 1 and getting a set to fit and look good. 

 

Stephane, congrats on getting Legion approved and welcome to the sand pit brother! Let me know if I can help with any mods, brothers helping brothers.

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**** those guys from SWAT are fast...

@Markus

Yes sorry i don't know the make of the parts.
Thanks for you other observations.

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Hello Stephane,
Welcome to the MEPD PO program. The purpose of PO (Level2) is to get even closer to the movie, which means building the armor even more screenaccurate. That should be our endeavor.
Enough words, let's start the review.

 

 

Application Review: Part 1

Name: Stephane P.

Legion ID: TD-41233

Forum Name: Vieillecaque

Garrison: Neon City Garrison

 

 

Helmet

a. Green lenses: check

b. Paint color of traps / tears: check

c. Correct number of teeth: check

d. Mic tips: check

e. Vocoder color: check

f. Tube stripes: check

 

g. Rank bar on ears: check

h. Brow: check

i. Side screws (ears): no phillips screws!

j. Weathering: check

 

Result on helmet: pending

 

 

Armor details:

a. elastic straps shoulders: the snap must be sewn!

b. neck seal: check

c. black undersuit: check

d. shoulder bells: check

e. biceps: please put the biceps higher (look at your left biceps too!!!)

f. forearms: check

g. pauldron: read comments

h. chest / back plate: I miss the screws on the chest, that simulate a original strapping

i. kidney / butt plate: read comments

j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: read comments please!

k. strapping system: check

l. thighs: read comments please!

m. shins / calves: read comments please!

n. sniper plate: read comments please!

o. boots: check

p. gloves: check

q. hand plates / guards: see supplement

r. ammo belt (waist): check

s. ammo belt (right knee): see comments

t. canvas belt: check

u. pouches: put the Spanish pouch a little bit down.  Lower edge oft the belt

v. weathering: check

 

Comments:

 

- the snap on the elastic and must be sewn!

- Make sure you get all armor pieces higher. It hangs very deep (buttplate, abdomen …)

- I miss the rivet on the right side

- please put the rivets on the left side forward

- I´m not happy with the overlapping on the shins, thats not screen accurat! Please change it against Coverstripes like in the movie. And, the closing direction is not correct.
This must be done from the outside to the inside.

- your cover stripes on the back oft the thighs are too big! Please make it smaller in the right size.

- look, that the sniper plate is not under the thigh

- something abou the gaps on the sides: There must be a little gap. Completely closed is not accurate for Level 2. It must be nearly closed. A gap with no more than ½ inch is correct.

- the rivet you have used to attach your knee ammobelt to your shin is not of the correct variant, it needs to be a split rivet or at least look like one, my suggestion is to fill up the hole with some putty and paint it white again.

- please remove the handcuffs. I know it's an optional accessory for stormtrooper but does not fit for sandtrooper

- Please change your Pauldron the pauldron is too soft and flabby. Not good quality.

RESULT ON ARMOR

pending

 

Backpack

a. details: see comments

b. weathering: check

*additional comments*

The straps on you pack are a no go. Please change it and look for black straps.

Result on Backpack:

Pending

 

Weapon

a. details: see comments

b. weathering: see comments

*additional comments*

Is this a Hasbro Blaster? Please close all the rows of holes. I´m not happy with Hasbor Blaster for Level 2, so please work on it, that it looks more accurate! And please, more weathering on it.

RESULT ON WEAPONS

Pending

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Stephane, this is your first review. It reads worse than it is.

 

I see, you have a lot of work in the armor. I know that - I'm a big boy, too. But you can improve some things. For example, Smooth the shims on the side and the thighs better. We Big Boys need to put more work into the armor. But only for one purpose: that it looks good afterwards. That's what sets us Sandtroopers and 501st Members apart from others - we look better, we're more screen accurate! We can do it and we will do it. We are the elite!
Please change these few little things and the Level 2 is nothing in the way!

 

If you need suggestions on how to widen your thighs, check out the threads of knopi or Sleepy Llama:

 

 

Best Regards,

Keep your chin up!

bigwam

 

 

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Sorry, Typing Error:

"the snap on the elastic band must be sewn"

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Good morning, Stephane...and welcome to the approval station for the Police Officer.

Thomas has already good explained  what you have to do. One thing I have to add--->>

your complete torso armour. Please put the whole torso armour a good height higher. Starting at the chest and back plate...these parts are too deep on your body..... consequently your abdominal parts are also too deep.

Consequently you have also more space between the ab - plate and the leg parts.

And at the AB- plate there are only a 3-button cover plate, not 4-button like on the stormtroopers AB- plate

Sry, if I write this....but you still have some homework to do.

Otherwise I wish you luck for your approval.

Cheers...

 

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Supplement:

Armor details

q: hand plates / guards:

What are these for straps? The guards must glued directly on the gloves.

I will say - these are not the same gloves!!!

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Good morning fellows and thanks for the time you put reviewing my application.
Requested modifications have been made to try and be fully compliant to the CRL and requirements for a level2 approval.

PLEASE FIND BELOW THE UPGRADES AND CORRECTION YOU REQUESTED:

Helmet

i. Side screws (ears): no phillips screws! => Screws have been replaced (see pic)

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Armor details:

a. elastic straps shoulders: the snap must be sewn! => DONE

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e. biceps: please put the biceps higher (look at your left biceps too!!!) => SEE NEW FULL PICS

g. pauldron: read comments => SEE REPLY BELOW

h. chest / back plate: I miss the screws on the chest, that simulate a original strapping => DONE

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i. kidney / butt plate: read comments => SEE REPLY BELOW

j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: read comments please! => SEE REPLY BELOW

l. thighs: read comments please! => SEE REPLY BELOW

m. shins / calves: read comments please! => SEE REPLY BELOW

n. sniper plate: read comments please! => SEE REPLY BELOW

q. hand plates / guards: see supplement => SEE REPLY BELOW

s. ammo belt (right knee): see comments => SEE REPLY BELOW

u. pouches: put the Spanish pouch a little bit down.  Lower edge oft the belt => SEE NEW FULL PICS

 

Comments:

- the snap on the elastic and must be sewn! => DONE Snaps has been sewn on

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- Make sure you get all armor pieces higher. It hangs very deep (buttplate, abdomen …) => SEE NEW FULL PICS

- I miss the rivet on the right side => DONE Rivet has been added

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- please put the rivets on the left side forward => DONE all three have been moved forward

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- I´m not happy with the overlapping on the shins, thats not screen accurat! Please change it against Coverstripes like in the movie. And, the closing direction is not correct.
This must be done from the outside to the inside. 
=> DONE Shins have been redone To match opening type and direction requested and snipper knee moved to other side

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- your cover stripes on the back oft the thighs are too big! Please make it smaller in the right size. => DONE Thighs have been completely redone (Bondo+weathering+new strip)

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- look, that the sniper plate is not under the thigh => SEE NEW FULL PICS

- something abou the gaps on the sides: There must be a little gap. Completely closed is not accurate for Level 2. It must be nearly closed. A gap with no more than ½ inch is correct. => DONE,  SEE NEW FULL PICS

- the rivet you have used to attach your knee ammobelt to your shin is not of the correct variant, it needs to be a split rivet or at least look like one, my suggestion is to fill up the hole with some putty and paint it white again. => DONE Rivets have been replaced

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- please remove the handcuffs. I know it's an optional accessory for stormtrooper but does not fit for sandtrooper => DONE Removed from costume

- Please change your Pauldron the pauldron is too soft and flabby. Not good quality. => PAULDRON is leather and between 8 and 15 mm thick. Correct one used unless you are requesting a specific maker/thickness.

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Backpack

a. details: see comments

*additional comments*

The straps on you pack are a no go. Please change it and look for black straps. => DONE Backpack straps have been replaced for simple black straps

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Weapon

a. details: see comments

b. weathering: see comments

*additional comments*

Is this a Hasbro Blaster? Please close all the rows of holes. I´m not happy with Hasbor Blaster for Level 2, so please work on it, that it looks more accurate! And please, more weathering on it. => I'm actually Working on a Correct Hasbro Conversion and not requesting approval for the Weapon as part of my LVL2 costume for now, per CRLs, new pics taken without a weapon.

 

Supplement:

Armor details

q: hand plates / guards:

What are these for straps? The guards must glued directly on the gloves. => DONE and pic retaken (i have 2 sets of gloves), I used wrong ones for original overall pics vs the close ups. SEE NEW FULL PICS

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OVERALL PICS

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Application Review: Part 2

Name: Stephane P.

Legion ID: TD-41233

Forum Name: Vieillecaque

Garrison: Neon City Garrison

 

 

Helmet

a. Green lenses: check

b. Paint color of traps / tears: check

c. Correct number of teeth: check

d. Mic tips: check

e. Vocoder color: check

f. Tube stripes: check

 

g. Rank bar on ears: check

h. Brow: check

i. Side screws (ears): check

j. Weathering: check

 

Result on helmet:

checked and cleared.

 

 

Armor details:

a. elastic straps shoulders: check

b. neck seal: check

c. black undersuit: check

d. shoulder bells: check

e. biceps: check

f. forearms: check

g. pauldron: check

h. chest / back plate: check

i. kidney / butt plate: check

j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check

k. strapping system: check

l. thighs: check

m. shins / calves:

n. sniper plate: check

o. boots: check

p. gloves: check

q. hand plates / guards: check

r. ammo belt (waist): check

s. ammo belt (right knee): check

t. canvas belt: check

u. pouches: check

v. weathering: check

 

Result on Armor:

check and cleared

 

Backpack

a. details: check

b. weathering: check

 

Result on Backpack:

Pending

 

Weapon

a. details: waiting for weapon

b. weathering: waiting for weapon

RESULT ON WEAPONS

Pending

 

Stephane, absolutely great work! You have to say for yourself that it looks much better now.  A few changes and the result is convincing!

Now only a picture of the new weapon and an action picture and the PO is nothing in the way!

Regards bigwam

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Good morning Gentlemen (or afternoon, evening depending on which planet you're deployed on...^^)

Below are the pictures of my Hasbro E11 Upgrade with Doppydoo Kit.
This complete my application and should allow you to approve my PO deployment request.
 

RAW HASBRO (went with this one cause no budget right now for a better option and wanted to keep the "pew pew" for the kids)

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I upgraded using the Doopy's kit

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Added several layers of Matte Black paint to obtain this

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Silver painted the ejection port

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And finally weathered all using same mix than on, the armor
FINAL RESULT

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Once again thanks for all the time you spend on my review.

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Application Review: Part 3

Name: Stephane P.

Legion ID: TD-41233

Forum Name: Vieillecaque

Garrison: Neon City Garrison

 

 

Helmet

a. Green lenses: check

b. Paint color of traps / tears: check

c. Correct number of teeth: check

d. Mic tips: check

e. Vocoder color: check

f. Tube stripes: check

 

g. Rank bar on ears: check

h. Brow: check

i. Side screws (ears): check

j. Weathering: check

 

Result on helmet:

checked and cleared.

 

 

Armor details:

a. elastic straps shoulders: check

b. neck seal: check

c. black undersuit: check

d. shoulder bells: check

e. biceps: check

f. forearms: check

g. pauldron: check

h. chest / back plate: check

i. kidney / butt plate: check

j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check

k. strapping system: check

l. thighs: check

m. shins / calves:

n. sniper plate: check

o. boots: check

p. gloves: check

q. hand plates / guards: check

r. ammo belt (waist): check

s. ammo belt (right knee): check

t. canvas belt: check

u. pouches: check

v. weathering: check

 

Result on Armor:

check and cleared

 

Backpack

a. details: check

b. weathering: check

 

Result on Backpack:

check and cleared

 

Weapon

a. details: check

b. weathering: check

Comments: Since you submitted your application for the changes, I will treat it according to the old rules. Under the new rules, no Hasbro blasters are allowed anymore.

RESULT ON WEAPONS

check and cleared

 

Stephane, this was your third and last review.

You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met the requirements, be proud of yourself.

Please send the pic you want to use to Luis (Sandman Tigui) and we'll get you squared away.

We will also present one of your pictures on our MEPD page on facebook.

We will have your updated information uploaded into the MEPD system immediately.

Congratulations on becoming a Deployed Officer of the MEPD!

Now please report to the Mos Eisley Mess hall where you'll serve the troopers until the next newbie gets cleared.

Congrats!

bigwam

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Thanks for the approval!

very happy to join active forces!

ill get a nice action picture very soon for my profile. 

Thanks a lot to the officers for their time, Sand brothers for the advices and thank you so much to my mentor Sand Devil for his help!

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Congrats on the approval. Your coin and patches will be on its way soon. B)

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