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    Forwarding this to the LMO so she can see it!
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    As we look forward to what 2018 will bring in the TFE Det., it's always nice to reflect back on all that has happened in 2017. It has been a good and very active year here in the TFE Det. in 2017. Newly Elected Detachment Leader and her staff. We have seen many new programs started and/or old programs improved this year: Trooper of the Month, Blood Members, Mediation Tracker, Fundraiser Program, Academies or Temples. We have seen the formation of the first 4 TFE Det. Academies or Temples. We have created our 1st ever Det. Racing shirt, and had two sales runs of those shirts. We have cleaned up the Membership Records for the Detachment, and everything is now running smoothly. TFE Detachment Merch had a strong kick in the pants this year, after a long pause with very little Det. Merch coming out, this year we came out with several Coin and Patch runs. We have had a strong push at writing and/or correcting existing CRL's. Many of these newly written or corrected CRL's were just done last week, so we are still waiting on LMO review and approval, before we can post them for you to take a look at. We have had a strong year with many more TFE Det. Members being added to our coveted Comms Tower FB page. Our Membership has skyrocketed with a large influx of new members, eager to be a part of the best Detachment in the Legion. From all of us here in the TFE Detachment Staff, I hope you all have enjoyed your time here with us in 2017, and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018. We have more planned for the TFE Det. in the new year, and we will try to make the TFE Det. even better for you in 2018! Det Staff-
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    So far it is looking good! Just smooth out the surfaces and you're rocking it.
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    Sharad Hett was a goody two shoes Jedi, I don't see where he would fit into our world, but also welcome the debate.
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    Gloves look great, very similar to the ones I use.
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    Welcome, I look forward to seeing your progress.
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    Whatever............suits............. your needs. I couldn't help myself.
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    The character is coming this next week. Plus there's going to be a whole new raid in the game set in the Old Republic with the Darth Nihilus, Darth Sion, and Darth Traya as the focus.
  10. 1 point
    I ordered 20 yards of material for the costume and had quite a bit left over.
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    Gloves look good to me, very similar to the ones I have. I used Black Raw Silk from Dharma when I made my costume, I did not line mine at all. In my opinion there is no point in lining the material because its going to get weathered. It's supposed to look worn and tattered.
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    We're trying to get these things fixed. Thanks to your guys' help, it should be a smoother process.
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    With the buckles removed, and the red stripe added to the heel, I think these boots are a great fit. Thoughts? https://www.chineselaundry.com/shop/sale/clearance/set-in-stone-leat/785807771048.html
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    This was one of the finished parts I got from my squadmate, so not sure on the exact details. If I remember right, the ring is 3D printed and the handle inside is (I think) a US handle. One side is normal, the other end was modified so it would handle the second blade (it lights up on both ends). I'm hoping to eventually add the single blade version as an option someday...
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    Congrats on approval I would sure like to see all your pics (one of my favorite costumes), and yes I think people who are in the process of building this atm would also be interested in how yours turned out, and if they have questions, then they have someone new to turn to.
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    If you love the character / design, do it. Between the Character Style Sheet, Cover art and pre-vis this one should be fine for approval if done well. It has several things in common with her Bounty Hunter outfit, but is unique in many ways. It would be a Legion first so you'll want to work with the Detachment and me to get a CRL together. Very best of luck with it.
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    How does the color look! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    HI everybody this is my work in progress for my traitor Barriss. I am very excited to be building this so here's hope its amazing. Here is a link to the flickr album where we will be posting all of my pics as I complete parts of this costume. https://www.flickr.com/photos/107981530@N03/albums/72157691172929264
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    Hi Guys, I'm trying to get into the 501st Arctic Outpost, and I've narrowed down a few costumes I'm interested in and would like ideas on where to start looking. These are: Sith Acolyte Darth Revan Darth Nihilus Imperial Knight Dark Stalker I'd really like the Imperial Knight, but can't find much info on it compared to the others. So far I'm leaning towards Darth Nihilus because it may be the easiest and most cost effective for a first time costumer. I looked at My Wicked Armor and theirs is pretty great, but I'd also like looking at other options. Any ideas? Thanks!
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    Hello! I'm very excited to finally start the process of becoming 501st! I'm looking to do Doctor Aphra and start with the Red Vest A version. I've been going through forums looking for resources, but any additional info would be great! Thanks in advance! I'm looking forward to this new adventure
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    Just keep in mind WA does not come with two tunics only comes with one and does not come with belt, gloves, boots or balaclava.
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    I have the WA COTF Nihilus and it is a fine costume very good quality work and I’m happy with it. Always keep in mind that a costume from a merchant isn’t always approvable you may need to make tweaks and changes yourself depending on what you GML says. For my Nihilus I had to change the skirt a little bit and dye my cape black as well as weather it just a bit more. If anything contact your GML and discuss with him about WA Nihilus. I love my Nihilus from WA and I troop with it. I hope this all helps and good luck on your Nihilus adventure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Darth Malgus as a 1st costume, to join the 501st, is not an easy feat, as this is not an easy costume to put on or to wear the whole day at a troop. For the normal person, I would suggest an easier costume to start off with and then to try to make something at this difficulty level. Approval is dependent on your local Czech Republic GMO/GML. You have to attain the right look, compared to official reference materials. If your GML/GMO has any questions with your approval pics, they will submit them to us, and we will give our opinions. The costume in the Video would be approvable yes, but most people in the 501st don't have a "team" to help them get dressed and put on makeup and prosthetic. It is unrealistic to have to show up several hours before the troop to start putting on the costume. Pants, find an official LFL reference to support your look, and you are fine. I have seen black, and I have seen gray, so for the time being, either. Materials for the armor is up to you, but it must look correct. It has to have a thickness to it, it has to look like hard armor. Lights and everything else seen must be included. Find an official reference you are happy with, and make your costume look like the reference. This costume is not an easy one to pull off the correct look. This costume is also quite expensive to pull off the correct look. Not trying to discourage your interests, but many have started this costume and not seen it to the end, and then it was just a waste of time and money, and they never got into the 501st. Many have attempted this costume, currently only 2 have an approved Darth Malgus in the 501st!
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    Hi , I'm Daya (Danielle) from Luxembourg. I just finished a Visas Marr SL 21118 . I'm happy to have joined the legion.
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    Hi! I’m Kimia from Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas hoping to become a member of the Star Garrison. I am interested in helping build the CRL for Barriss Offee. I love the detail and passion that goes into the creation of these characters, and I want to be a part of the group responsible for them. The fun and charity of the 501st are also reasons for wanting to join.
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    For the Sister I've made in the past, a suiting fabric (similar to what is used for officer uniforms) has worked for the coat and pants. I lined it in a cheap red cotton fabric, since most linings are shiny and I didn't want the lining to have a sheen. I have also seen the pants made out of spandex with great success. I would say it all depends on the material that you would prefer to work with. As for gloves, I had to make them for my customer because I haven't seen a pair of gloves in that color combination. I am currently unaware of any vendors that do any of the soft parts for this character currently, but maybe someone else will know?
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    Just waiting on one last piece (the blackout hood), but I thought it was worth it to post some pics of the ensemble in its penultimate state.
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    Try these, see if they work, some pictures are the old version I made, have not done any new picture in over a year, in reference to the 5th version of the vest and what not. http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/guantlet2.jpg.html?sort=3&o=235 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/guantlets.jpg.html?sort=3&o=236 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/armcable.jpg.html?sort=3&o=241 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/boots7.jpg.html?sort=3&o=245 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/belt1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=218 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/armor3.jpg.html?sort=3&o=219 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/armor2.jpg.html?sort=3&o=220 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/helm2.jpg.html?sort=3&o=223 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/skirt.jpg.html?sort=3&o=217 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/saberslit.jpg.html?sort=3&o=215 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/saberwithout.jpg.html?sort=3&o=210 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/hairbraid.jpg.html?sort=3&o=206 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/saberday.jpg.html?sort=3&o=205 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/spinearmor.jpg.html?sort=3&o=203 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/glovescrl.jpg.html?sort=3&o=200 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/cablecrl.jpg.html?sort=3&o=199 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/clawscrl.jpg.html?sort=3&o=198 http://s17.photobucket.com/user/TBSQRF/media/BandCcrl.jpg.html?sort=3&o=196
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    The armor, itself, it pretty good, though you will need to switch out the rings at the bottom as Blackrock said, and use straps to attach them rather than the strings that they come with. Also, the soft parts are bare minimum level for approval, so I would recommend looking into getting custom soft part made in the future that are more accurate.
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    TFE folks! The Legion Census is live, so please go to https://www.501st.com/memberDB/ and go to "Census" to complete your mandatory information. As some folks have asked, you may have a, "Pending" listed on your TFE membership under your profile. This membership does not show up anywhere except on your personal information page and only affects your ability to vote in the detachment election early next year. I updated this list after the past election this year, and will be doing so after the census is completed in a few weeks, as well as in the months before the election next year to ensure everyone is able to participate. Please do not worry if you say, "Pending" at the moment, as part of the requirement for being a member of the detachment is being active in the Legion, so it makes my life 100x easier knowing that this requirement is up to date by waiting until after the census. To give you an idea, it requires cross referencing every single email listed in the Legion Database under Flagship-eligible costumes with every single email registered in the TFE forums to ensure the requirements are fulfilled, and when they are not (say, you aren't registered on the TFE forums, but are on the 501st DB), I send out emails to every single one of these people to let them know how to get back up to par with the requirements. Per the Legion Charter/Ops and Protocols requirements for Detachment Membership: "Formal membership, voting rights, and eligibility in a detachment requires that a Legion member be active, own a qualifying costume as represented by the detachment, and have the corresponding costume designation in his/her profile. The approval of said costume is, however, still the purview of the LMO. Ownership of a qualifying costume is verified annually as part of the Legion census. Membership in a detachment is optional, and you can be a member of more than one detachment. Membership is initiated by the Legion member when the above criteria is met and they register on the detachment's forum. Active status is maintained by logging onto said forum once a year. Failing this, the member becomes an inactive member of the detachment. All that is required to be reactivated is to once again log in." Therefore, in order to make it easier for the cross referencing, I wait until the end of the census time frame, then go through all of the automatically listed active members who completed their census, and then use only those to complete the syncing of the DB and our forums. The TFE forum does not affect the 501st Legion DB, and the DB does not affect the TFE forum EXCEPT for the fact that registration on our forums and logging into it once a year are some of the requirements for the 501st Legion DB Detachment approval. If you are registered here on the forums and are logging in at least once a year, then I consider you a member of the detachment, and you get access to all of the non-election benefits such as the Membership Programs and Merch runs. The membership in the DB is merely an administrative parameter in order to make election organization easier. That does not mean that I neglect it, but it is fulfilled before any necessary actions are required. That being said, emails will be going out to those who are pending the week after the census ends to those who are not registered on the forums OR who have an email registered on the forums that is different from your 501st Legion information email so that I can get everything synced and sorted. Also, if you are able to log into your account and you are correctly listed as a Detachment Member, don't worry about the 50% account profile stuff. It is not necessary. You can dismiss it. Hope this helps!
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    yeah this is really interesting. reading the specs it's giving me flashbacks to my C64! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
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    Hello! AssassinGirl, DZ-27027, hailing from Alpine Garrison (Utah). I have been a member of the 501st since 2013 but am now looking at doing my next costume: Barriss Offee: Traitor. I currently have an approved Jawa. I did have an apporved Juno Eclipse; Rogue Shadow but retired her at the end of last year. I joined the 501st because I love the work they do. I have been apart of so many great opportunities it is amazing! I am really excited to start Barriss!
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    Also, here's the link to his visual references for when you need it. http://www.theflagshipeclipse.com/forums/index.php?/gallery/category/34-starkiller-dark-lords-armor-hoth/
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    Hi Guys! Me again, sorry ... I think I just solved the gun number problem, mainly for this specific version. In my opinion that thing on Aphras left side isn't a gun but a pouch. (original painting) If you compaire it with the gun on the right side it is too small. I flipped the gun on the left side and it didn't match at all to the painting. But when I tried the same with a pouch with an open flap it worked pretty good. So, in my opinion, on the front cover of no 3 Dr Aphra wears a gun and a pouch. Would it make sense to take this pouch as an optional item for the CRL? And as an other optional item a second DL-44 blaster? Because there do definitely exist some designs with two blasters as well.