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    Here’s the latest addition to my armoury. Machined aluminium parts plus 3D printed parts combined. Not 100% accurate but near enough for trooping/display The brackets for the mag strap should be here this week then I can get that fitted. I’ll post an update when it’s on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hi folks, after finishing some other side projects around my house it's time for another SW related project. Since you're no "real" sandtrooper if you don't have a bapty, I decided to build one. At the end of last year I earned some experience with smoothing out the printlines of 3D printed parts with liquid resin. So I want to gowith a 3D printed Bapty version made by 3d props NL. I've ordered a diy kit but due the pandemic everything took much longer. Last week was BBD and I was confused why the box so big because I expected it to be much smaller. And the reason was that it almost came completely assambled. I disassambled the blaster today to seperate all the parts because smoothing out is much easier. The whole blaster is a mixture of 3D printed parts aligned arround an aluminum pipe and some parts which were casted in resin. I'll definately want to exchange some parts like the scope rail and the trigger guard with metal parts but first there will be a lot of filling and sanding. There are some real good WIP in the forum and Originalprop is a good resource. I'll keep you guys updated! Cheers Arne
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    Arrest #17 Nerdcon21 4/30/21
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    Secured another difficult asset!
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    Holy shit, those details... and I like it a lot that you have chosen to include aluminium parts, they look sharp and just add that "real-metal-touch". The 3D-printed parts look great too and the weathering is spot on,well done. As a side note: you know that the RT-97c seen in the movie has no inner barrel?
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    Hey Urs....thanks for the kind words! Yes, sure....I’ll add some of the progress pics from the build. I did the 3D prints and a friend of mine did the metal work...hence it being a collaboration. I’ll try keep the pics in some kind of order. Hope these are ok? The charging handle is also a working mechanism but is redundant as the hose for the IR scope is in the way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Name: Raymond Ubachs Legion ID: TD-72977 https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=32631&costumeID=2 Forum name: Soutran Garrison: Belgian GarrisonFlanders Dragon Squad Armor: RS Helmet: RS Pauldron: RS Neckseal: RS Gloves: RS Pouches: Trooperbay DLT-19: RS Field Pack: RS
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    Excellent work, Raymond!! Congrats on your Deployment..!
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    Congrats and welcome to the ranks of deployed troopers!
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    @Soutran @Rafa Wolfstar access granted, welcome!
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    Application Review: Part 2 Name: Raymond Ubachs Legion ID: TD-72977 Forum Name: Soutran Garrison: Belgian Garrison, Flanders Dragon Squad 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: check k. no mesh behind teeth: check *additional comments* RESULT ON HELMET Checked & 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: check 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: check RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Raymond, this was you’re second and final review, great work, congrats brother! You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met the requirements, be proud of yourself. Now, you are a member of the Police Officers, the Elite Troopers of Tatooine! Please send the pic you want to use to Luis (Sandman Tigui) and we'll get you squared away. We will have your updated information uploaded into the MEPD system very soon. 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. Bigwam - MEPD Deployment Officer
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    Hello all, I’ve been a member of the 501st for the past 5 years. I’m TK19513 and proud to hold #213 Centurion status. I only have the one TK armor and I’m excited to start the TD. While I’m waiting on my armor kit I’ve decided to start with the backpack build. I’ve been scouring these forums and have been thoroughly impressed with all the amazing builds. I’ll try to post throughout my Backpack #3 adventure with hopes of getting as much feedback as possible. So let’s get into it! I purchased this different kind of Gio Style canteen on eBay. I’ve never seen this version before. It seems to have the same shape as the original Gio canteen. I’ve been sanding it down and adding Bondo in areas due to all the raised ridges. I spray painted it a basic grey so I could easily see areas I still need to Bondo and sand. It doesn’t have the channel down the sides for the strap. Would this work for my backpack #3 build?
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    Hey Raymond, this is a neat and tidy application and your gear looks great and fits you very well, I am sure you will be PO in no time.
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    I think, Aaron is loving sanding ....
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    Oh dear, that's going to be some more sanding then. Nice work mate, keep those progress pics coming.
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    Found some time this morning to glue the Shires replica back together and did some initial sanding to smooth out the seam. I want to hide the seam as much as possible so I added a layer of bondo over the seam. Then I’ll sand it smooth. I trimmed up my RWA Creations Brexton box. I also got @henselmonster exhaust port 3D printed in abs plastic and started sanding it too. So many details in these packs!
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    UP100 to UP90 in progress. Now to get it back together!
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    Thanks for that confirmation @bigwam I’ll give it a go!
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    Karrimor for the win! Nice find!
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    Hey mate, seems you have made the right choice as far as parts are concerned. That Gio'style is unique, I've never seen one like that before, really cool and you have done a great job modifying it. Ross is such a great guy and always helpful and while the assembly of these syphons may be a little fiddly, they are light and strong and yours looks nice.
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    Hey Arne, very cool that you have started building a Bapty, greatest blaster of them all. Was this printed in black PLA? If so, I would suggest filling the "heavy" print lines with black ABS Sludge (I have had good results with this approach) and then use black automotive spray putty, that way it will just be uniformly black and even if you bump into something and the paint chips off, it will not be as noticeable. Way to go mate!
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    RWA is the best decision and the best alternative to a real shires!
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    ...finally able to get out there and log my first troop as a Sandy..! Wyatt’s Polar Plunge 4/24/21
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    Looks like a good time! Hopefully we start seeing more and more pics like this
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    This place seems like a ghost town! I assume that the pandemic is the culprit, with not much trooping going on. Here’s to hoping that changes in the future!
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    I had previously glued into the mouth of the canteen a couple layers of ABS plastic sheet that I cut into circles that fit into the opening. I then drilled a hole and glued in a piece of PVC pipe. Finished my first part for Backpack #3! I know it's not a perfect match of canteen style that was used, but it was the closets thing I could find. You definitely learn a lot about these packs by simply searching for the parts.
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    Hello Aaron, welcome in to the MEPD. Looking for ward to your build!
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    A lot of work, wow. Yes i think it is ok for your Pack!
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    WOW!! Seriously. Just WOWWWWWWW!!! I love it. This too is my favorite blaster. You’ve done an excellent job. The metal parts look incredible.
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    This looks awesome mate. congratulations
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    This gun looks great! Nice job! I have thought about doing one.
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    Hardest part so far have been the thighs. I think i am on the right track, though... I have large thighs, i guess. needed to make room, used shims/cover strips to my advantage in the front. I will use a shim/polyflex at the bottom to bridge the gap of the left thigh. The right is a little more tricky. This one needs to be butt joined, but again, i needed to make space. I used shims to make the gap, and added a small extra shim at the top to give me a surface to apply polyflex, and eventually shape the top to match the CRL. Was chatting on the 850 FB group about this modification, but haven't received any feedback. Photo before the cover strip. I also added some shims at the bottom, will apply polyflex here to bridge the gap/fill as well.
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    Thanks Urs! Yeh....the inner barrel was already done tbh but I don’t mind it [emoji51] Glad u approve Sir [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    26. Corvin’s Birthday Message, Lake Grove, 10/24/2020
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    Do the Rest of work (weathering & chips):
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    After building the Pack 4 & 5, i will built another Pack. Since I'm also planning to build a new Trooper (Roadblock private), it has to be Pack # 1. 519 Trooper and Hausi have already given good guidelines. Nevertheless, I will also study the film images in order to discover something new. Little by little I have already bought parts, some I still had ... And let's go with the Shires. It's actually crazy, but I sawed up an original UP100 to build a UP90 - which was used for this pack. I've shortened it by an inch. Next I will modify the Karrimor and finish the Seed Trays ...
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    Patrol #50 21JAN21 Wedding at the Pena-Pec House in St Augustine, FL. First troop with my new Squad! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Patrol #49 15Feb20 Imperial Valley Comic Con Got to meet Vic Mignogna and Dickey Beer, the stunt actor for Boba Fett in ROTJ, this was also our last troop before Covid [emoji17] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Patrol #48 08Feb20 Mysterious Galaxy Grand Opening Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Patrol #46 San Diego Gulls Star Wars Night Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Wow! Sorry took so long to upload...(like over a year!) 10NOV19 Patrol #44 Pottery Barn for Kids, St. Jude’s fundraiser. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Now with tape. There is still dirt missing, but I'll do that when the TD is ready. At the top left, unlike others, I didn't put a plastic plate on it. For me, after clicking through the BlueRay and the 4K screencaps a lot, it is also a tape. Weight of the Pack is 4 kg.
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    Today I edited the seed trays and adapted them to the frame according to the film references. The parts were also tested. I wasn't satisfied with the first Brexton. During a discussion with the other dudes, an electric box was also mentioned. However, here in the picture I can see a groove that is missing on the electrical boxes. That's why I took the angular Brexton. However, the angular Brexton has a flat lid and the bead is missing, which I think I can see. That's why I changed the lids and now I like it. And then shortened the frame
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    29. February 29th, 2020 Mysticon
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    The Syphon is an RWA kit but as that was molded and vacformed of an original Shires UP100 Syphon, it had to be shortened as the screen-used syphon is a shorter UP90 as it is also seen on pack#3. Ross Walmsley´s syphon´s are great but shortening them is a pain in the ... I´ve used E6000 and zip ties to assemble this one, first one half and the next day the other to keep it from shifting around. I closed the gaps with HIPS sludge made from the leftovers from trimming. this works very well and keeps it uniform as I am afraid of using putty as it might crack or even if it gets hit, showing a different color underneath. so this is what it looked like before painting, I even took the time to file out the square hole for the bolt that is needed to attach the plunger cap to the syphon so it stays securely in place, I then used epoxy glue to attach it. after painting it satin black, note that the plunger cap has already been attached as well as the bolts need to attach it to the seed tray: So this is what the pack looked like at that moment:
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    I´ve just finished completely overhauling my good old pack. At the time when I was deployed as a Police Officer, it looked like this: I successfully went for SWAT afterwards emulating the Docking Bay 94 "Tuck´n Roll" Captain... but I always trooped on events wearing my pack, I just didn´t feel like a real Sandtrooper without it. As time passed, I upgraded the Syphon and changed Gordon´s Syphon for a more accurate RWA one but that was about it. But I always felt that my pack was lacking in accuracy. Now I have changed that. The frame was a Karrimor from the beginning but it was missing the bend, so the parts weren´t alligned perfectly, consequently I bent the hell out of it. The seedtrays came from ToscheTrader and were originally held together with tiny screws, which wouldn´t work for a SWAT level build. I orderes some of Ross´s Seedtrays which are slightly more accurate in size but the Tosche trays had some different details which I actually liked, so I kept them, filled up the holes with sludge and repainted them. The upper trays are now glued together using E6000. For the lower ones I wanted to have the gap and the tape, so I had to come up with a solution. I used aluminum, bent it to the right shape to be able to fix the lower trays to this frame. It is actually very sturdy. Took the idea from my buddy Knopi, thanks mate! I didn´t like the shape of my original exhaust port, so I scratchbuilt a new one from wood and tubes found at my local DIY store and gave it that curve in the tube. Here´s a nice reference pic of the exhaust port: I also reworked my radio as the pleather surround originally had a gap at the bottom and the feet weren´t correct as well, so took doorstoppers from the DIY store and a made a new pleather surround without the the gap to make it look seamless. I also messed up the position of the large plug on the right side in my first attempt, so I fixed that too. Also painted my Brexton Box to match the paint overspray seen on screen and redid the mounting brackets for my original vintage Gio´Style canteen. I also added a bottle with a larger diameter at the bottom: At the time more and more people were adding the red canvas strips to their packs and thanks to another friend who is also working on his pack, I could get these (just love them): So here are some more reference pictures of the pack as seen on and off screen: After getting everything alligned correctly, assembly, adding the tape some paint details on the mortartube to emulate the glueresidue and some more subtle weathering, my "new old" pack looks like this: As I have my new helmet and blaster ready and also almost finished reworking my armor and weathering, I will probably soon be applying for SWAT... again.
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