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Isgrimnur wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:50 am Stormsquire? Squiretrooper?
Pretty much!
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I think it would be fun to be the Imperial Officer in the 501st and would let my outfit get wrinkly and have a random mustard stain.
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At the very least, probably there to pick up the dirty laundry ;)
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msduncan wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:49 am
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.
I guess now we know why their aim is so bad.
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Exactly my thoughts. Wearing it around I was thinking exactly that.

I've been advised by other troopers that I should wear it around the house a bit and identify the rub spots and do some very subtle trimming. This will help my mobility, etc.
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msduncan wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:31 pm Exactly my thoughts. Wearing it around I was thinking exactly that.

I've been advised by other troopers that I should wear it around the house a bit and identify the rub spots and do some very subtle trimming. This will help my mobility, etc.
I figured you've been wearing it constantly since the day it arrived. No?

I have a premium Batman costume that I wear for halloween most years, but man is it hot and uncomfortable. I hope yours is better.
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msduncan wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:49 am
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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msduncan wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:31 pm
I've been advised by other troopers that I should wear it around the house a bit and identify the rub spots and do some very subtle trimming. This will help my mobility, etc.
That's the same thing I was told years and years ago when I was looking to get plate armor. Live in it for a week and fighting in it will be a hundred times easier.
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Well I've been accepted into the 501st. Time to start doing some charity troops.

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I'm late to this thread, but it's all very cool! Good on ya.
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Still really cool. All I got was a poker chip from Walts :)
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TD-92698, why aren't you at your post? TD-92698, do you copy?
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msduncan wrote: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:55 am

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Wait, you've got trading cards? And rookie cards at that?

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Do you do autographs?
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msduncan wrote: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:55 am Well I've been accepted into the 501st. Time to start doing some charity troops.

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Is there some explanation for the TD-92698 designation? Or is it just gibberish? Im guessing with a group like 501st it means something.
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Daehawk wrote: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:24 pm Is there some explanation for the TD-92698 designation? Or is it just gibberish? Im guessing with a group like 501st it means something.
It's a legion ID. Unique and for life. The TD is the Sandtrooper designation. TK is regular Stormtrooper. There are others as well.
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Oh I see . Didn't strike me there would be one for sand and such. I bet you are really looking forward to your first charity gathering. New friends and excited kids. Im proud of you man. It almost seems an out of the blue decision. And a big one in life. You are a good man MS.
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Daehawk wrote: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:58 pm Oh I see . Didn't strike me there would be one for sand and such. I bet you are really looking forward to your first charity gathering. New friends and excited kids. Im proud of you man. It almost seems an out of the blue decision. And a big one in life. You are a good man MS.
Thanks! I've actually thought about it for a long time. It's a bit expensive to get started so I had to save up. Even us stiff conservatives like to do charity. ;)
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Got my gear on a mannequin now for storage. The rest is spread out on that bare mattress.

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I've also signed up for my first two troops. Children's Hospital on May the 4th is the first one. Opening night of Solo is the second one.
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ah, but is it a mannequin ?
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I hope you don't stumble upon it late one night and mistake it for an intruder.
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He should check it regularly. If Scooby Doo has taught me nothing else, it's that one minute armor will be empty, and the next a baddie will be hiding in it.
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Needs googly eyes.
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Isgrimnur wrote: Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:04 am I hope you don't stumble upon it late one night and mistake it for an intruder.
My wife has a suit of scout armor on a dress makers dummy as she's been working on her scout trooper costume, and I can't count the number of times my heart has stopped as I walk past her sewing room at night and the armor gets silhouetted in the light.
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I have a batman costume on a mannequin in my media room. I see it as a reassuring presence.
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coopasonic wrote: Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:40 pm I have a batman costume on a mannequin in my media room. I see it as a reassuring presence.
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ImLawBoy wrote: Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:11 am He should check it regularly. If Scooby Doo has taught me nothing else, it's that one minute armor will be empty, and the next a baddie will be hiding in it.
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Isgrimnur wrote: Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:04 am I hope you don't stumble upon it late one night and mistake it for an intruder.
Even if he does, he should no he has no chance of actually getting shot by a Stormtrooper.
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Well.... I did some modifications to the armor and Field Pack. This morning I qualified for Deployed Police Officer status in the Mos Eisley Police Department (MEPD) detachment of the 501st.

The way it works is this: the 501st has a set of requirements to make sure people who represent them have a certain level of quality and accuracy to their armor/costumes. The various genres of costume each have a 'Detachment'. MEPD is the Sand Trooper detachment. White Armor is the regular Stormtrooper detachment. There is one for Tie Pilots, Spec Ops (like in Rogue One), etc.

Anyway... the detachments each have additional accuracy requirements for ranking up. In the MEPD there is '501st approved Sandtrooper', then the 2nd Rank is 'Deployed Police Officer'. And the highest requirements (there are only 50 or so in existence) is the SWAT level. SWAT takes it to the extreme by having you emulate/replicate specific on-screen troopers down to field repairs of their prop field packs and the weathering patterning on their armor.

PO is still a great accomplishment as everything has to be up to screen quality standards, though not emulating a specific on-screen trooper.

I've signed up for some charity events in the coming weeks. :)
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Hope the job pays well :) (I know its free)
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Here is my actual trading card. Yes... as in coming in a week or two in a qty of 500. Yes...trading cards are a thing in the 501st. Mine is personalized to my detachment (MEPD) because I'm a Sandtrooper.

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Awesome! Have fun giving those out :)
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It's been done before, an original sand trooper. :wink:
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I found you a new ride.



I actually saw a similar one on the road today.
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Well I went on my first public outing. It wasn't an official 'troop' for charity, but it was good practice walking around in the armor and getting used to it. Iron City Cosplay Day is where a bunch of photographers come to Sloss Furnace in Birmingham and they take cosplay pictures for free. The entry fees go to Sloss as a fundraiser.

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You look pretty badass in that dude. Im loving the trading card. Too cool.
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Good hell, will someone please squish this bug?
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