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Hello everyone! My name is Travis Buckmeier, and I am interested in joining the local 501st Legion.

First off, I am originally from the frosty state of Minnesota. I moved to the Louisville, KY area a few years back thanks to a work opportunity. Other than having to shovel a little snow this year, the winters have been much nicer!

Having been a Star Wars fan most of my life, my friends and I greatly enjoyed watching many of the Fan Films that cropped up over the years after the success of the "Troops" film. I was even lucky enough to participate in a very low budget film about 10 years ago. One of the things we missed out on was having high-quality costumes for our film so after I bumped into a few 501st members at GenCon a couple years back I started taking a closer look at your group.

I have already started working on an outfit, but in hindsight I started out on something that ended up being a little bigger than I thought it would be. I found a good deal on a few parts on a Boba Fett (ROTJ) costume. Luckily I have been able to gather most of the remaining parts from folks from The Dented Helmet. There are a few things that I still need to get completed (weather the boots, repair a jet pack crack, receive the jet pack harness plus a couple smaller items) and I should be ready to formally apply. Until that is done, I hope to participate in a few events to help out and learn how it all goes down.

Thank you in advance!

Travis

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Welcome aboard man. If you need any help with Boba we have some guys here who have been around TDH for years. We have another guy in Lexington who is working on a Boba right now so he is probably pretty up to date on everything. Keep an eye on the forums, we have started having build parties around KY so we could always help you with any projects you have.

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Welcome aboard from another Louisvillian!

A number of folks from the garrison wil be at WonderFest this year, so that may be something you want to mark on your calendar (weekend of May 31-June 1st), and it's just at the Crowne Plaza right by the fairgrounds.

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Welcome! Where you at Lexington Comic Con?

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Welcome! Sounds like our story is similar. I first found out about the 501st in 2003 at GenCon as well! It took me ten years to get it together and join. I have not regretted it! This is the best group of guys you will ever meet! Hope you get to trooping soon!

You know we all want to see that that movie, no matter how low budget it is! ;)

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Agreed, that draggonwhatever guy hit it on the head. Great group of folks.

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I actually have a DVD copy of low budget film made by a few local guys years back. Its called episode 4.5 or something like that. I believe its made by 21 productions. That wouldn't be the film your talking about would it?

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

The film in question was called Yoda's Treasure. My good friend who wrote and directed it formed the group Flaming Death Productions. Links to the movie and such can be found at http://flamingdeath.net/fd_index.html Please note that the Hoth scene was shot in Minnesota... in January... on a lake...

In response to Uncle's post, I was not at the Lexington Comic Con. I did however make it down the one in Louisville to score a photo op with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. That was a fun day!

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Greetings again after a long time away! 2014 ended a little rougher than I had hoped between some medical stuff and replacing a furnace the week before Christmas. On the plus side 2015 is starting off much better! However, I need to approach my costume build from a new angle with something a little less complex and expensive than Fett so I thought I would look into a Tie Pilot build.

If anyone has a good starting point for me on this I would be very appreciative.

thank you,

Travis

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Here's a nice group shot of us yesterday after we escorted Jeremy Bulloch to his panel:

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For resources, go here: http://www.jrs501st.com/forums/index.php

All the kits you see are Tambo's which he is a garrison member and will give's discount to members.

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It's been a long road. but after receiving my 501st Legion confirmation letter last week for my TIE Pilot outfit, TI-10348 is ready for duty!

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Welcome to the MSG Travis. We have several events already planned this year in the Louisville area. Conglomeration is this weekend if you want to come out and meet some of the local guys.

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Welcome to the MSG. Look forward to meeting and trooping with u.

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Hi All,

My name is Mikey and I too moved to Louisville. Don't have any armor built yet but plan too in the near future a friend of mine just joined the bloodfin garrison and he convinced me that I could totally build my own armor. I also run a Star Wars podcast called Resistance Radio. Anyone from here gonna be at IndyPopCon?

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Hi Mikey!

There's a number of us in Louisville, we're going to be at ConGlomeration this upcoming weekend, is IndyPopCon the same weekend?

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