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The interesting part is going to be getting the sound system set up properly. I've seen several troopers that have sound systems but their natural voice overrides the effect. whitearmor.net has a couple options that appear (at least on video) to do an excellent job of making your voice sound like the over-the-speaker Stormtrooper voice. They also play background loops of radio chatter.

SOOOOO looking forward to this. I've now been in contact with the local garrison.
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Update: Ordered. <GULP> That's a lot of money.

I have no idea how long it will take them to build it.
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msduncan wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:46 pm Update: Ordered. <GULP> That's a lot of money.

I have no idea how long it will take them to build it.
How much did it end up being?
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gbasden wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:29 am
msduncan wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:46 pm Update: Ordered. <GULP> That's a lot of money.

I have no idea how long it will take them to build it.
How much did it end up being?
Around $2500 shipped from England. It's hand made, along with the backpack, two different types of blasters and an extra shoulder pauldron. I picked up a white/black one to go with the orange. Orange = Captain. White/Black = Sargent. I figure if there is another guy at an event I go to that only has orange, I'll wear white.

You can get kits and build them for a good bit less. I just didn't want to go through the time and pains of building one for my first uniform. I might try building from a kit if I like it and want to add a standard white armor kit later.
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msduncan wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:54 am You can get kits and build them for a good bit less. I just didn't want to go through the time and pains of building one for my first uniform. I might try building from a kit if I like it and want to add a standard white armor kit later.
My wife really struggled getting her first costume built, even something as relatively easy as the imperial guard had a lot of details to get right, but once she got in the legion it got a ton easier. Not only do they just go a little easier on you in the approval process once they know you, but our local garrison at least has a lot of armor parties where people will get together at someone's house and work on armor together. One of the main guys has something like 30 costumes and has come up with a solution for almost any costume problem you can imagine.

That's a long way of saying it's probably wise to get your first costume done professionally, and then working on a second one with the legion for support. :)
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In my younger days (after I got out of the army) I had a WW2 German outfit. Complete with a MP 40. It was fun slaughtering those Americans. :wink:
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Im not a 501st and Im poor but I have one of these on the way to me....

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Daehawk wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:13 pm Im not a 501st and Im poor but I have one of these on the way to me....

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Those are cool. They have some good stuff on that site. I started browsing around when I went to look at what you bought.
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I plan to carry it as my lucky coin.
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It arrived? Sweet. its really dirty. Might try a magic eraser on it.. I KEED!!! I am not the idiot you are looking for. Move along.
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That was so expensive I can see why you can't afford sheets. :mrgreen:
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em2nought wrote: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:03 pm That was so expensive I can see why you can't afford sheets. :mrgreen:
LOL! This is the extra bedroom that is about to get new flooring. So pardon the messy looking floors.
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Holy crap, that looks AWESOME.
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Skinypupy wrote: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:26 pm Holy crap, that looks AWESOME.
Thanks! Believe it or not that picture doesn't do it justice. Better pictures coming tomorrow or over the weekend. I have to take all of my approval pics for the 501st.
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Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?

But seriously, that looks like movie-prop level work. Like..you could be an extra.
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Maybe if he shows up to the next movie shoot he can get in.
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Smoove_B wrote: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:25 pm Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?
I made that joke as like the fourth response in this thread, damnit.
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That's awesome. Looks like you've hit your target. :D
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Rumpy wrote: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:25 am That's awesome. Looks like you've hit your target. :D
Then he shouldn't be a Stormtrooper....
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ImLawBoy wrote: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:06 am
Smoove_B wrote: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:25 pm Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?
I made that joke as like the fourth response in this thread, damnit.
But it was out of context - now there's a visual. Timing is everything! Or as Yoda would say, "That is why you fail." :D
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I have this image in my head of MSD in the Stormtropper battle armor out searching a field for Civil War relics. It's oddly, somehow, conguous.
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LawBeefaroni wrote: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:07 am I have this image in my head of MSD in the Stormtropper battle armor out searching a field for Civil War relics. It's oddly, somehow, conguous.
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I'd so wear that to a restaurant. Course my wife and kids would be mortified and stay at home.
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Looks great man, congrats!
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Punisher wrote: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:47 am
Rumpy wrote: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:25 am That's awesome. Looks like you've hit your target. :D
Then he shouldn't be a Stormtrooper....
No, he just would be shooting at Ewoks and Gungans.
LawBeefaroni wrote: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:07 am I have this image in my head of MSD in the Stormtropper battle armor out searching a field for Civil War relics. It's oddly, somehow, conguous.

Hmm, I sense a spinoff!
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Hey is this MS here at 19:37? Its clearly the same gun. He must have earned his red pauldron here .

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Thanks guys!

I'll post more pictures later this weekend!
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Funny how the universe has a way of sorting things out. One day a lost untraceable untrackable UPS shipment the next day boxes magically appear on a doorstep and into a barren bedroom with a dirty desert Stormtrooper threatening us with no bed sheets and a very long blaster rifle.

Congrats man, the outfit looks screen authentic and damn badass. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dare you to wear it when the next SW's movie opens...will need picture proof of course. :)
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JSHAW wrote: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:14 pm Funny how the universe has a way of sorting things out. One day a lost untraceable untrackable UPS shipment the next day boxes magically appear on a doorstep and into a barren bedroom with a dirty desert Stormtrooper threatening us with no bed sheets and a very long blaster rifle.

Congrats man, the outfit looks screen authentic and damn badass. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dare you to wear it when the next SW's movie opens...will need picture proof of course. :)
Honestly with joining the 501st, I think they usually send people to the openings.
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msduncan wrote:Thanks guys!

I'll post more pictures later this weekend!
Can't wait! The first photo is incredible!
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I concur. That's pretty awesome! :clap:
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"PUT THE SHEETS ON NOW!!! NOW!!!"

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I'm guessing those things are as hard to see out of as they look?
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Im wondering how you clean it. I mean how do you know it needs cleaning? And when you do clean it does it stay dirty looking somehow?
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Redfive wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:06 am I'm guessing those things are as hard to see out of as they look?
Yes. Terrible visibility. You also kinda need a handler to put it on, but it can be done solo if you don't have one. Not ideal though.
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Daehawk wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:35 am Im wondering how you clean it. I mean how do you know it needs cleaning? And when you do clean it does it stay dirty looking somehow?
With sandies it doesn't really matter. The TKs (regular storm troopers) polish theirs from time to time.
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Stormsquire? Squiretrooper?
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