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  1. Hey guys, are the gold coins still available for troops that have cleared at level 2? A good friend of mine has just got level 2 and I’d like for him to be able to acquire one. Many thanks Wayne
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  2. Can also be my fault. I forgot to give you the PO status. got that done I contacted him.
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  3. Hello my name is Ruggers. I haven’t been on the forums much because I haven’t felt the need to since the pandemic started and I was approved right before it all happened. I’ve been on the forums a couple times this past year to look up information on a dewback prod. I checked in again today just to see how everyone is doing but, to my surprise I notice either no one posts lately or not many people log in at all. I find all that concerning because for new members looking for answers to questions about the detachment and possible costuming, they may not get the help they need. So I hope for 2023 more people will get on and keep an eye out for questions from new members. Thank you.
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  4. Sorry for the late reply. I tried to access the forums the day or two after my post but I wasn’t able to connect to the server. That being said. what would I like to see more of? I’m not entirely sure. By way of suggesting what we should add, I do not know, I haven’t spent much time on other forums of any kind. For what I do know though, I’d say build threads, because I’m interested in how everyone makes there armor and webs it all together, everyone does something a little different. I’ve seen people in my garrison use Velcro to connect the kidney plate to the abdominal plate and just clamshell themselves in. I use a lot of snaps which make it harder to get into my kit myself. So stuff like that I like to see. I’d like to eventually see more costumes in the MEPD, but that isn’t something we have a lot of control over. I would like to see everyone’s "tour of duty" photos since I like seeing what other garrisons are up to. There aren’t a lot of sand troopers in my garrison that currently wear their armor (its pretty much just me right now), so I’d like to see more pictures and stories. After all that would help our public relations team out quite a bit. More social media posts mean more exposure. More exposure means more potential members, which would potentially liven up the forums. it makes sense that troopers view the forums as a reference more than anything. We’ve been making the same few costumes for a while now and it seems we’ve covered a lot of ground because of that. being asked what I would like to see, I'm interested in what everyone else thinks we should do. last year during the elections, I remember reading that making the forums more active was one of the goals. I think we should continue to work on that. I was going to suggest we do a poll before the elections, since I think more people would check in at that time. But like I said, I couldn’t connect to the server for a bit. I don’t know how polls during the election would work, but maybe that is something we can look into, if not after the elections have completed.
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  5. As this pack is mainly seen with a Stolla Wien shoulder pouch as in the following pic: The canvas pouch was never going to be more than a temporary place holder. I have now replaced it with a real Stolla which I have painted using black spraypaint for leather after rubbing it down with some acetone beforehand. I have then added a snap and a loop to attach it to the shoulder strap. Finally I gave it a weathering which consisted mainly of a wash with watered-down acrylic paint, bunt umber and black. While the paint was still a little wet, I used a paintbrush to apply some fullers earth, it´s the first time that I have used this technique and I am very happy with the result. However, personally I wouldn´t use it on my armor though. Here´s a comparison of the Stolla and the canvas MP40 pouch. And this is what it looks like after weathering and attached to the shoulder strap And since I have moved house, I have enough space to display my packs hanging on the wall.
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  6. Hey everyone, I have since had the chance to wear my new pack and it was awesome. It is quite a bit lighter than my pack #3 and sits very comfortably on my back, I would really recommend adding foam padding to the back of the seed trays to everyone, it really protects your armor. Sorry for the rather low res quality of the picture but it´s the only one where you can actually see a bit of it.
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  7. Looks good. Wait for repaint the Shows. After weathering the Armor it might look good.
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  8. Hey folks! It's been two months, and I owe you another update! Between a vacation and the holidays I didn't get too much free time to spend working on the TD, but I can finally get going again. I spent the last few weeks with a lot of strapping and trying to get the clamp-shell to work. It's now finally getting there. I hope to share pictures of that soon! I also managed to make the gap between the abs and kidney a bit smaller by completely re-working the shim, and I think I have now closed it completely once the canvas belt sits nice and tight. In the meantime I made a few orders and got a few shiny toys in the mail that I can't wait to share This beauty was made by Angry Ape Props, and if I understood correctly it might have been the last of its kind. It is the RT-97C master that he used to produce all his kits. I promised to give it a good home: It has a brass scope and all. Really beautiful work. I still have to attach the scope to the barrel and will have to 3d print a few parts for that, but in the end I want it to be detachable and put a grub-screw in there to fix it in place. I also bought these wonderful pauldrons from trooper1 and couldn't be happier! He puts a lot of effort into his products, and it truly shows! The quality is superb. I went a bit overboard and bought all the colors I also managed to snag this extremely well-preserved Giostyle Safari600 bottle. It was actually still wrapped in plastic when I got it! The thing has never seen action and looks factory fresh. It sat in the basement of a German Ebay seller since the 70's... And finally... Pouches! I bought the two spanish pouches from our own bigwam (I love them! ) and the others are from Trooperbay. That's all from me for now. I have some strapping to do! Thanks Thomas! Your SWAT trooper not only looks excellent, but the whole submission process was of great help to understand this particular trooper. I have to admit that I went back to your post a couple of times to get my bearings.
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  9. I've noticed that the MEPD is not the most active detachment forum, but when you post, you almost always get a response from the regulars, which is awesome! Do any of you know how other detachments are faring? Given the current economic situation, I could imagine that the hobby is attracting less new people in general? My new years resolution is to continue with my build-thread and hopefully update it in the next few days.
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  10. Congrats Gaz! Your armor looks great!
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  11. Ok Gaz, let´s do it ... here is your second review: Application Review: Part 2 Name: Gaz Illidge legion ID: TD-88271 Forum name: Cheeks Garrison: Uk 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 k. no mesh behind teeth: check 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 *additional comments* The overall picture and the weathering is consistent and looks very good. Subtle but appropriate RESULT ON ARMOR check and cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check RESULT ON BACKPACK check and cleared Weapon: T21 a. details: check b. weathering: check RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Gaz, this was the second and last Review. Congratulations - Your armor has reached level 2 and you can now proudly wear the title "Police Officer". 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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  12. Hello Roger, as @Hausi says, it's been very quiet lately. For what reason? Unfortunately we don't know either. Many members register to have level 2 or 3 approved and then unfortunately you don't hear anything anymore. I hope, of course, that this will change again in the near future. The whole thing is very unfortunate. We also noticed that the Sandtrooper was and is a very popular costume. The number of approved Sandtroopers has increased. I hope, of course, that this will change again in the near future. That the interest in the forum increases again and more construction reports or pictures of Troopes, Foundparts and much more are posted.
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  13. While @bigwamand I are always there to approve new members and Police Officer or SWAT applicants, support troopers with their questions and provide guidance where needed or simply react to trooping log posts in an encouraging way, I feel with you and have noticed the same and agree. I also hope that it's going to pick up again.
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