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  2. hello 501st

    No problem. Glad I could help. I thought maybe the squad vs garrison details might have been a little hazy, but that makes sense too. Multi-posting can get us dizzy sometimes.
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    Haha. Oops. This is what I get for accessing the FISD, Midsouth, and Georgia forums all in one place via Tapatalk on my phone. I didn’t realize this post was already in the Midsouth forum. Looking forward to trooping with you all once I complete my own TK build! Caleb Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hi Johann, Mostly, what Caleb said. However, this is the correct location for the MidSouth Garrison, so you are already in the correct place as a recruit here. Chattanooga has a squad within the MidSouth Garrison (MSG for short). Clarksville does not have a squad within the garrison, but is part of the MSG as a whole. The Nashville area (Davidson Co. and all the counties directly bordering it) are in the Music City Squad... (MCS if you see it abbreviated) but you would certainly be able to join the Nashville troopers for any events closer to Nashville. All of these are part of the MidSouthG Garrison. However, we also have events here and there directly in Clarksville. These should be in the general Events section of the forum in the section labeled "MidSouth Garrison Events". As they are submitted to us, I am usually the individual posting the ones for Clarksville. Check back soon, and often. I try to add them ASAP to help give time for the trooper roster to build up. There are a handful of troopers between MSG and the Rebel Legion that live in or around Clarksville, but you are welcomed to join us at most events as a helper or handler until you have your approved costume. A few events require troopers have approved costumes and/or have limits on attendance, but most are opened to helpers/handlers to join in on the fun. MCS events have there own section in the events section, as does Chattanooga, Memphis, and Knoxville areas if you don't mind the drive to them for their more local events. If you want to, you could even look at the Kentucky Garrison if it is convenient for you. You could join their forum as well ...and once you get your costume finished, pick the one you would identify (or troop with) most as your home garrison. You can still attend events in the other, and we will often share events that are close by another garrison. Many of them joined us for recent events not too long ago in Nashville and Franklin. Their link is https://www.bluegrassgarrison.com/ Welcome to the party.
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    Welcome to FISD! There aren’t many reputable armorers, so you’ll likely need to have some shipped to you. A list of vetted armor providers can be found on the “Getting Started” section of this forum. If you’re really intent on staying local, I would suggest joining the forum for the Midsouth Garrison of the 501st, which covers Tennessee. Perhaps somebody from the Nashville area near you could provide personalized assistance. =) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    hello every one i hope i am doing thi rigght XD my name is johann cleveland , i live in clarksville tn, i found out about this group form a friend of mine , i was told to make a n account on here to hunt don a costume vender near me for a clone trooper Armour and some other favorite star wars costume, i love the work u all do in this legion hope u can keep up the good work, i m part perminate volunteer staff in mtac (middle tn anime convention) and also i run the middle tn gunpla group clarksville branch were i do meeting for gundam models were u come in build models ranging from gunpla to bandia starwars. i also make very ameture costume maker no were good to the amazign work of the members here
  8. New future recruit in Chattanooga: ANH TK stunt build

    Thanks for the information, @RynoHawk and @Lord_Kosh! I'd love to try to handle for the World of Wheels event here in Chattanooga in January, so I just posted on the event thread for that appearance. I'd love the opportunity to meet some TKs to talk about building, but even simply meeting other members of the 501st would be fun! In case anybody is interested, here is a link to my build thread on FISD. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/48337-mvs-anh-tk-stunt-ata-1st-build-thread-for-centurion Cheers!
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    General outline: * A maximum of three characters per night * Characters are welcome to arrive about 2 hours prior to the concert to get in costume; photos will begin 90 minutes prior and end 15 minutes prior to concert * Members who are staying for the show will receive one ticket for themselves and one for a guest to be used the same night you troop * No photos during intermission, so no need to get back in costume * Preference is given to those who haven't done this event yet * Comped parking: One voucher per character * If you are trooping as part of the Rebel Legion, please use the RL thread to sign up * Additional characters are allowed to attend. However, please note the following: * Parking and tickets will need to be purchased (tickets are required to enter the building on a concert night) * No access to dressing/changing room due to limited space backstage, so you would need to arrive/leave armored up * Helmeted/masked characters are prohibited except for the three that are signed up Thursday-Saturday: Drop off gear/park: 4:45pm Get in costume: 5pm Pre-concert photos: 5:30-6:45pm Concert begins: 7pm Sunday: Drop off gear/park: 11:45am Get in costume: 12pm Pre-concert photos: 12:30-1:45pm Concert begins: 2pm Times are subject to change. Thursday, February 6 1. 2. 3. Friday, February 7 1. 2. 3. Saturday, February 8 1. 2. 3. Sunday, February 9 1. 2. 3.
  10. I agree with John. Welcome, and we'd be glad to have you. Handling is a great way to meet us, and maybe get some pointers or advise from others who have made the same or similar costumes. Even if you join the GA garrison, you could still troop with us as well. Just use this forum to see our events and post on the threads you can attend. Make sure your GA Garrison command staff knows when you troop with us to meet the general trooping requirement since they probably won't check our board to confirm your status. Or, do as many troops as you can for both garrisons and have no issues either way. I've meet a lot of GA members at Dragon*Con, so I know they'd be happy to have you as well.
  11. Welcome! You should have no problem joining MSG if the majority of your troops will be in Chattanooga.
  12. Trooper recruit possibly?

    As Repentance said, the place to start is the FISD Whitearmor forum. Read through all of the Getting Started pinned posts, and find build threads and pre-approval requests for the specific armor kit you’re seeking to build. You can find good soft goods (holsters, neck seals, etc.) on Etsy, but you’ll need to choose one of the vetted vendors for your armor. I too am starting my build in the next month or two, and am going for an A New Hope (ANH) Stormtrooper (TK) stunt build with armor from ATA. I’m shooting for Centurion status from the beginning, and actually just made my first post on this forum today (you’ll find it in the introduction area). Looking forward to following your progress, and becoming Troopers together! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/ Absolutely start here, all your questions can be answered here. Go to Announcements then go to Getting Started Read First. If I can help further, let me know. Enjoy!!! Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  14. This is long past due, as I requested access to this forum last month but due to work and moving have not had a chance to come back to this. My name is Joe Weber, new to Knoxville, TN. Was going to get a sandtrooper kit last year prior to moving from Maryland and had originally contacted the old line garrison there about help with selecting a kit, the build, etc. However, life got a bit jumbled and now we’re somewhat settled. Have wanted to do this ever since seeing the the original Star Wars in the theater. Now at 45 I definitely don’t want to waste any more time thinking and spend that time doing. That said i have found numerous kits on Etsy and elsewhere but do not know what would be or not be 501st approved. Any suggestions/guidance would be greatly appreciated. I also have a 3/4 scale r2 unit I’m trying to finish but lack the skills in the electronics to finish him if anyone more local would be interested in helping me with that as well. Looking forward to meeting some of you and hopefully joining up with the 501st to bring smiles to kids and adults alike in some of your fundraising events. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hello folks! My name is Caleb Mask, and I'm from the Chattanooga (TN) area. I learned about the Midsouth Garrison (the nearest contingent to me) through the 501st website, and I'm requesting access to the forum to engage local Troopers and gain valuable insight from those more knowledgeable than I as I move forward with my first build. I've been a lifelong Star Wars fan and have wanted to build a stormtrooper outfit and join the 501st for over a decade. I am finally taking steps to become a TK, spending much of my free time on the FISD forum, saving links and soaking up a wealth of information. My wife and I have a 7-month old little girl, so my build time will be limited and I expect this project to take 6-9 months to complete. My hope is that I can be a TK for Halloween in 2020, and walk my little baby Princess Leia (not her real name) down the street. I can just picture her holding my black-gloved hand and taking little 1.5-year-old baby steps. Maybe her candy bucket will literally be a small TK bucket turned over with a handle. Ok, enough fantasizing and mushy talk. In a perfect world I'd be done with my TK build and Legion-approved in time to participate in some May 4th events (if any exist in the Chattanooga area). Anyway, here are the components I will likely move forward with. If any of you Troopers have experiences (good and bad) with any of them, reach out to let me know if I'm heading in the right direction, or need to reassess. As of today (11/19/19) I have not pulled the trigger on any of these purchases, but I will be doing so in the next few days and weeks. For reference, I am 6' tall and my weight ranges from 175-190 lbs, depending on the time of the year (Thanksgiving and Christmas are blissfully dangerous). Bucket: ATA Armor: ATA Undersuit: tbd. Likely two-piece. Boots: Imperial Boots 421 Gloves: Trooperbay (glove + guard combo) Strapping: tbd. Likely double-snap strap system Blaster: Trooperbay E-11 rubber, similar to Hyperfirm and Praetorian (gotta splurge somewhere) Holster: DarmansProps (Etsy) Neck seal: DarmansProps (Etsy) Belt: Imperial Issue From the start I would like to build my ANH stunt TK kit with Centurion classification in mind, so any tips regarding those specific details would be most helpful. In following different build threads I've found various photos of the requirements listed on the CRL, but I'm sure there are more things to learn and see diagrammed or photographed. For the sake of full disclosure, my current home residence is technically barely across the Georgia state line, in Chickamauga, but I've moved back and forth across the state lines multiple times in the past several years, so who knows which side of the border I'll be on by the time I complete my TK build. At the very least, virtually all the troop events I would attend would be those in Chattanooga, likely hosted by the Mos Nooga Squad. Some events I may be interested in handling for, while I work on my build, are the World of Wheels event in January (2020), and potentially the Chatt Christmas parade, if the 501st will be present this year. I look forward to joining the Legion in the not too distant future, and meeting some of you fine folks! Thanks in advance, Troopers, for all your help!
  16. ETSU basketball Star Wars/Children Exceeding Expectations school night ETSU men's basketball Star Wars /CEE night. January 11 against VMI Tip off is at 4pm at Freedom Hall Civic center Johnson City TN There will be a private pregame party and meet and greet with children and families of CEE. Time TBA. This will be similar to what we did last year only improved and kicked up a bit to be more of a tailgate type party..... We will do a pregame type appearance to bring out the team. Details are being worked out now but they want to do something a little different this year. We will float around and do photos with fans and participating in games or activities during the game / time outs/ and half time. In addition to the event the University is considering filming a few commercial spots advertising this night. A date or time for filming has not been determined as of yet but they have asked for Vader Stormtroopers other cannon characters etc to be a part of the filming. this will require meeting at freedom Hall Civic center on a date to be determined and filming some TV spot advertisment. This may include some acting/action shots. Once we have more details on what characters will be needed, we will post a sign up list including dates and times for the shoot. Also, as of now, Albin Johnson and R2KT asked to be penciled in for this event. So it's looking like they will be possibly joining and trooping with us!!
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    *** AMC has not yet given the official approval for any costumed characters to be at the location but the theater manager is confident that this will not be an issue. *** Helmets are ok. Blasters and lightsabers are TBD. In the past, we were allowed to watch the movie for free that included snacks and drinks. It is TBD what the procedure will be like this year. Stay tuned for updates. If you are trooping this, you MUST sign up both here and on the Google Drive sheet linked below. The theater will NOT allow anyone not on this list to troop or see the movie. This is to keep people from sneaking in friends who didn't troop. This is cross-posted with the Corellian Base of the Rebel Legion and we will use the same signup sheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-WWkUaYJz6ZPVFdUIwA57sDFu5vyn9qRuFwP2X4M37c
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    Come help us Celebrate end of Chemo Treatment" Alex Alexander, family and friends would like to invite you to celebrate with us..... Dec. 7 , 2019 Everett Gym 316 South Everett High Rd. Maryville, Tn. 37804 Time : 1 to 5 PM There will be Games and Drawings for Cool stuff ! "Special guests will be there too".. I'll post more info once it becomes available
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    Bwahaha. You guys are great.
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    Venue: Jamison Theatre, The Factory at Franklin Venue address: 230 Franklin Rd. Franklin, Tennessee 37064 USA Event Start: 12/11/2019 - 6:00 PM Event End: - (no end time provided) Event Website: Theatre website: www.pipeline-collective.com Expected number of attendees: 200 Requested number of characters: ? Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Can troopers carry blasters: Yes Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers: Yes Is parking available: Yes Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes Amenities available at venue: The theatre has restrooms and water at the facility. The Factory at Franklin has restaurants and bars. Comments: Pipeline-Collective, a Nashville-based theatre company, will present a benefit staged reading of The Star Wars Holiday Special. Proceeds from this event will benefit the 501st Legion's Make A Wish Endowment Fund. We'd love for the 501st Legion to be onsite to take pictures with guests and maybe even usher the event. Referred by: We're big Star Wars fans, and we've been aware of your organization for many years.
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    Thanks Rick. You have got to be the coolest Vader on this planet! I had such a great time with you and everyone else yesterday. Looking forward to many more troops with you brother. Until then....”Move Along” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hey guys had an awesome time trooping with Andy and the guys at the Montgomery county library. His stormtrooper is awesome, and his “move along” quotes were on point. I look forward to trooping with you again soon brother. Rick Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Venue address: 100 Movie Row Smyrna, Tennessee 37167 USA Event Start: 12/21/19 - 800 am Event End: 12/21/19 - 1130 Event Website: Expected number of attendees: 400 Requested number of characters: 20 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Can troopers carry blasters: Yes Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers: Yes Is parking available: Yes Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes Amenities available at venue: Restrooms, Room to change and store bins, Drinks and popcorn. Comments: We have hosted private viewings of movies for customers and charities for several years. The Rebel Legion and 501st have participated with these events for the previous releases. We are anticipating approximately 400 guests and would like to have 6-8 characters ready in costume prior to the viewing for pictures and mingling with guests. There will be a secure changing area, ability to view the movie with the guests, and refreshments. Referred by: Have had multiple events with the Midsouth Garrison and RL.
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