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So I have my first Troop to update you guys about. Maxwell Airforce Base in Montgomery asked the 501st to spare some bodies for an internal video they were putting together. They are in some kind of a video competition with a base in Japan.

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Is it just me, or does Alabama look like a bottle opener?
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Isgrimnur wrote: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:41 pm Is it just me, or does Alabama look like a bottle opener?
LOL I hadn't noticed that! They did feed us pizza and beer (on tap in their galley) after the shoot. The Air Force really does have the best accommodations.
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msduncan wrote: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Isgrimnur wrote: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:41 pm Is it just me, or does Alabama look like a bottle opener?
LOL I hadn't noticed that! They did feed us pizza and beer (on tap in their galley) after the shoot. The Air Force really does have the best accommodations.
Have you tried to use it as a bottle opener yet?
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msduncan wrote: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Isgrimnur wrote: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:41 pm Is it just me, or does Alabama look like a bottle opener?
LOL I hadn't noticed that! They did feed us pizza and beer (on tap in their galley) after the shoot. The Air Force really does have the best accommodations.
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msduncan wrote: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:39 pm So I have my first Troop to update you guys about. Maxwell Airforce Base in Montgomery asked the 501st to spare some bodies for an internal video they were putting together. They are in some kind of a video competition with a base in Japan.

Anyway here are a few shots:

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They shouldn't let you in the pictures. You make the other stormtroopers look like costumes.
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Also, why is there a sand person hanging out with imperial forces?
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And how did the Tusken let a picture get taken without holding his weapon over his head? Talk about missing an iconic pose? Sheesh.
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El Guapo wrote: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:44 pm Also, why is there a sand person hanging out with imperial forces?
Him scout. Him look for trails....wait wait wrong scout.
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LawBeefaroni wrote: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:13 pm
msduncan wrote: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:39 pm So I have my first Troop to update you guys about. Maxwell Airforce Base in Montgomery asked the 501st to spare some bodies for an internal video they were putting together. They are in some kind of a video competition with a base in Japan.

Anyway here are a few shots:

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They shouldn't let you in the pictures. You make the other stormtroopers look like costumes.
Thanks man! That means a lot! That Vader was badass though. I mean that's a $5500 costume right there. Whew!
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TheMix wrote: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:53 pm And how did the Tusken let a picture get taken without holding his weapon over his head? Talk about missing an iconic pose? Sheesh.
Good question. He did that in the videos though so it's all good!
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One of these guys didn't make it in.

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msduncan wrote: Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:55 pm
LawBeefaroni wrote: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:13 pm
msduncan wrote: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:39 pm So I have my first Troop to update you guys about. Maxwell Airforce Base in Montgomery asked the 501st to spare some bodies for an internal video they were putting together. They are in some kind of a video competition with a base in Japan.

Anyway here are a few shots:

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They shouldn't let you in the pictures. You make the other stormtroopers look like costumes.
Thanks man! That means a lot! That Vader was badass though. I mean that's a $5500 costume right there. Whew!
Yeah, the Vader was good. And tall enough to boot.

The Tusken needs to spend some time outdoors getting that thing dirty. He looks like the Tusken ambassador to Coruscant. At least do some sweaty yardwork in the mask.

The whole group looks good individually but there are definitely different levels collectively. Very cool stuff though, I didn't know it was so organized.
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The completed video from the Air Force:

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Nice. The brief Ewok masks bit was a nice touch.
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Huntsville Alabama Spina Bifida Bowl-A-Thon was today!

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So I don't have to scroll up (because I'm lazy...), the orange shoulder is the officer one? And you were able to wear it because there were no other officers there?

And I like your armor a lot more. It looks used. Definitely not armor that looks better all shiny.
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TheMix wrote: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:55 pm So I don't have to scroll up (because I'm lazy...), the orange shoulder is the officer one? And you were able to wear it because there were no other officers there?

And I like your armor a lot more. It looks used. Definitely not armor that looks better all shiny.
Well in the Star Wars cannon, no paudron = no rank, black = private, white = sergeant, orange = squad leader. In the 501st you just wear what you have. I own two colors so that not everyone would look the same at troops but i was the only Sandtrooper today so i went Orange.
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Pretty sure that means you were "The Boss".
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Daehawk wrote: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:12 am One of these guys didn't make it in.

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In the second most recent picture: Those are not the droids you're looking for.
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Not every establishment allows us to carry our blasters with us. Children's Hospital is one example. Schools are another example. Most troops carry things like electrobinoculars for these troops instead of their prop weapons. I am building a different prop for this.

I bought this fiberglass C3PO head off ebay:

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And I have painted it:

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And installed the working eyes (bad picture -- in real life the eyes have the right amount of light)

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And I have audio electronics on the way to me that will loop his quotes such as 'HOW RUDE!', and 'OH MY!' etc. So the premise is that as a Sandtrooper I've found ONE of the droids I was looking for, but not THE droid. :)
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You should chip it with the Empire soundbite when Chewie is trying to repair him.
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That's pretty cool! I wonder if you could hook it up to an accelerometer so that if you shake his head and have him say those things. Would be pretty fun for those in its presence.
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Are Stormtroopers any better at bowling than they are at blasting? Drill three holes in the back of C3POs skull and you can tell them you brought your own ball next time. :mrgreen:
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em2nought wrote: Tue May 01, 2018 1:59 am Are Stormtroopers any better at bowling than they are at blasting? Drill three holes in the back of C3POs skull and you can tell them you brought your own ball next time. :mrgreen:
Based on how much I can see and move in that armor, I would say NO. lol
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Sorry you have to work today msduncan

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May the 4th troop was at Children's Hospital of Alabama. Was great lifting the spirits of all those kids.

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The scuffed up dirty ST suit looks so much better than the pristine white one.
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How's the head going over?
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Those are some giant Jawas! Must be a different breed ;)
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Wait! Is that a working BB-9E?? Its so cool looking.

I see you went orange to be in charge again even with Vader there :P
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TheMix wrote: Tue May 08, 2018 7:07 pm How's the head going over?
A big hit, and that's without the audio. I just got the audio in and will be installing it.
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Daehawk wrote: Tue May 08, 2018 9:02 pm Wait! Is that a working BB-9E?? Its so cool looking.

I see you went orange to be in charge again even with Vader there :P
That BB-8 rolls on it's platform. The imperial droid, however, DOES roll around like it is supposed to. Another member also has a working BB-8 that rolls around properly as well.
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So, do you drive in that gear or do you put it on when you get to the destination?
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Daehawk wrote: Tue May 08, 2018 6:24 pm I love jawas but tall jawas seem very strange to me.
plot twist. Everyone ion that photo is 3 feet tall.
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Daehawk wrote: Tue May 08, 2018 9:02 pm Wait! Is that a working BB-9E??
Selling trash cans made to look like those things would probably be a great idea. Oh wait, they already do https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-R2-D2- ... B005C8SIO0 but it's ridiculously pricey. I was thinking more like $50. lol
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I see jedi in those photos. Isn't the 501st Empire/Bad guys only?
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