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    Hey everyone!! I'm Hallie from the very small town of Lexington, AL!! We're situated right on the Tennessee state line, making trooping in both states easy and manageable to do! I met Micheal Richardson at a convention in Huntsville, Al, and recently was at ICCC! I can't wait to meet such wonderful new people!! Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk
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    Hey Troops, new recruit here in Nolensville, TN. My name is Timothy Mann, and you can see me as TK86786. I'm a TIE Pilot, and glad to be joining a fine group of troops in service to the Empire. Hope to meet you at an event!
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    Hey Tim! Welcome again, so glad we can troop together now!
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    Hello! I've been lurking for a while putting together my TIE Pilot Reserve and Tie Pilot (ANH) kits for 501st approval. Looking forward to meeting some of the Twin Suns folks at the upcoming events here in Oct/Nov. --- TW
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    Hey MSG. looking to get back into the swing of trooping. Been a few years. Just ordered a Shore trooper from Imperial Surplus to get my creative juices going and Clean up my shop. THe kit will be her a month from Junevember. But i feels really good to research a costume again. Looking forward to seeing old faces and new ones alike. Cheers MGS.
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    Hey everyone! My name is Doug Hahn and my father and I just joined from a galaxy far far away! I'm looking forward to being in the 501st with fellow troopers! Long live the empire!
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    Old dad here, I have always wanted to do a cos-play of vader, I believe I am going to go the RotS route. My son was a make a wish child and would eventually love to give back as others have given to him when he was young. Not sure if I will ever be to the level of 501st certification but it is a long term goal and something to work towards, for now going to take it in strides, I wish I had done my research before buying a few days ago but just got a Black series helmet, finding out today it will not be allowed but maybe down the road I will get one that is. My next next project I am working on getting STL files to start my chest piece and belt boxes, also waiting for my materials to start on the 1st layer black leather suit to arrive.
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    Hello everyone. My name is Crystal Bumpus. I am not currently a member of the 501st, but I am looking to join. I do a lot of trooping with a couple cosplay groups for charity and have worked side by side with the Midsouth Garrison here in Nashville. I will be submitting my second sister for approval. Some of you have probably seen me around as Ahoska Tano. Can't wait to meet you all.
  9. 1 point
    Thanks! This is a set that I have to trim and fit to myself. No Ebay armor here! It's something that I'm going to be working with to get built right with help from the FISD.
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    My name is Terry, lived here all my life. I'm currently wait on my BBD. I've got a AM 5.0 ANH Tk heading my way from Daveside Dave that hopefully will make it into the 501st. Centurion even! Can't wait to get started on my build!
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    David I'm told we are changing at City Hall right there on the square. The 2nd St garage is right next it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong Walter
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    Joined the Dark Side, debt free of course!
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    Hi, I'm Jay. My wife and I live in Christiana. We moved to the area when I retired from the Navy in November of 2011. We love hockey and are Predators season ticket holders. I work for Bridgeston at the Warren County Plant. Cant wait to meet everyone. I met a member and his wife, Ed and Julie Gay, at Nashville Cars and Coffee and at that time, as much as I wanted to, I just didn't have the time to dedicate to getting a costume ready and approved. It sucks that they have moved away but now I can spend a bit more time and $$$ getting one ready. I am very new to costuming but several weeks ago started researching and ordering parts to start my ROTJ Vader build. Important note: I am not the tallest (5'9.75") but I think I remember some short green jedi saying something about size matters not.... I have watched several you tube video's from 501st members about it and have loved each one of their builds and all of the charity events that are attended. So here are the parts I have thought about and/or ordered. If anyone has any other input, I am open to all suggestions. Most of these parts I have ordered or are going to order have been recommended by several Darths on the SIthlord Detachment Forums. I will update things as orders are placed/parts received: PARTS LIST @bookface: Shins, Helmet and armor : order placed on 11/15/22 Gloves: Have my name on the wait list to get on a noisetrigger run but until then going to go with Endorfinders Leather 3 piece set: after reading several suggestions and WIPs I am going to go with crowprops Cape and robe set: going with Custom Props belt : in transit from barkydog1 on the SLD forum. 11/10/22. beltbuckle: Darkside. Payment sent 11/11/22. Chest and belt boxes: on @DarthONeal's run list for January and going to build of a set of belt boxes myself. If I can get them done well enough I may see if I can tackle some for others.. COD Piece: On build list for one from Lee Richards and one from CRProps. Sound system: Zoom Multi Stomp fx pedal(ordered), bluetooth mic, transducers(ordered) , sound loop mp3 player. All received and working on dialing in my setting on the multistomp. Helmet Cooling system: pretty much a clone of what many are using 3 12v fans, variable speed controller. Lightsaber: Ordered from @BrotherVader. Ordered 11/12/22. Then lastly good boots maybe with the maximum approvable heel because I am going to put in some lifts to get a bit more height so I can be somewhere around 6'1" -6'3"ish. Any input on boots is highly apreciated. For how accurate I would like to be, well I would like to be as accurate as possible but yet not break the bank(understanding that this is an expensive build) and have the budget to complete it) but also I would like to be able to get parts to be approved really as soon as I can get on a list and get them produced. Again understanding that it is a marathon and not a sprint but I would like to have a nice quick pace in said marathon. After having a completed and approved suit I will tweak in more accuracy by hopefully getting on some of these parts build runs to get as close to movie accurate as I can get. This build is definitely a marathon and you have to have a lot of patience....It is going to be a long 16 weeks from last Wednesday waiting on my Helmet, armor and shin guards.... I am very excited to be building this costume which was, of course, a childhood dream to do. Jay
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    Hello. My name is Mark and I am a member of the Central California Garrison. I have several costumes: an OT Stormtrooper, ROTJ Biker Scout, Tusken Raider, and Tie Pilot: Reserve Pilot. My wife and I were thinking of moving out of California and possibly going to Tennessee. I was excited to learn that the 501st serves Tennessee, and would have an option to continue trooping if we make the move. Thanks for having me.
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    We had thrown around the idea of mid-late September. I can contact Knox makers and see what they have available.
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    Hi all! TK-10872 reporting for duty! I’m a visiting trooper based in northern Virginia but will be living part time in Nashville so wanted to connect with the local legion! I’d love to join for events when I’m around and look forward to meeting you all. John
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    Welcome John!!! Strength in numbers I always say!! My son Doug and I just joined and so far this group has been amazing getting us onboard!!! Hope to meet you at some event!! There's a good one coming up 8/22!! Very worthy cause and right up the Empires alley!!
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    Folks Greetings from middle Tennessee!! My name is Walter Hahn. My son, Doug and I just a few days ago got our ANH Stormtrooper suits approved and are looking to join up with this garrison. What a wealth of information you have that made getting parts I needed!! I see Tenasious is also from the Boro. Looking forward to meeting and trooping with all of you soon!!
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    Updated you to full member status... I assumed you would be part of the Twin Sun Squad (Memphis) and set you as both. You should no longer see "Recruit" under your name...
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    Hello all. My name is Will Vance and I live in Portland about 45 minutes north of Nashville. I have watched the 501st on Facebook for a few years and have got to see some of you in different places, sporting events, parades, etc. I would like to join the Garrison now that life has finally slowed down and the world is getting somewhat back to normal. With extra time and all the little ones living their lives, I am looking forward to meeting new people and being part of a very cool group.
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    Heya, Russ! We were actually notified when you had entered your information on the Legion website. This morning I sent you an e-mail with the next steps in your application. Looking forward to seeing you through the process!
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    Hi. I'm Shane. 501 and RL Member from GA. Been spending some time in Tn on occasion so thought I would catch a troop sometime..
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    This will apply to all members of all our costuming groups (501st, Rebel Legion, and Mando Mercs... as well as any of the other groups that might play with is via LFL Open Invites). This reminder will be posted here and in the General Discussions area for everyone to see... When signing up for an event, please sign up with the appropriate group, for that event, based on the costume you are planning to use. If you are asking to join an event in a costume still in progress (A.K.A. "not yet approved" or pending) please request permission on the event first. I will have more coming on this later, but for now please signup through the group that your costumed character belongs to. 501st Legion ---you are already here... Rebel Legion --http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=301 but you need to make an account. Mando Mercs (MMCC) --www.Mandalorianmercs.org. For TN folks, the clan is Bes'uliik I'm not against posting to the other sites as well for the same event, but if you have an RL costume, you need to sign up through the RL's forum. If you have a Mandalorian that is not specifically in the 501st CRL listing, please join the MMCC group and signup there as appropriate for the group... Don't worry, we still want all the groups to play together at events well, but for book-keeping and census tracking for members, and permission for those pending approval, it will help all three groups. The same would apply to other groups such as the droid builder group if the group is part of the ones recognized by LFL. As of the last few months, I think that we have been consistently cross-posting events for any that both are invited between us and the RL, and even the MMCC lately. So, feel free to look here first if you'd prefer. However, please sign up with the right group based on your character first. Then, if you'd like, feel free to let us know here if you've signed up there. Ex: if you are planning to come as Han Solo or Lando, please sign up through the RL first. Then, by all means, let us know as well. But, please sign up there before posting here. If you're seeking to be a helper or handler, please sign up with the group you'd most likely want to join or troop with first. Again, this applies to ALL event signups... every squad, and every member or recruit or even handler. Thanks, and hopefully we'll see everyone at upcoming events soon.
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    Hi everyone! I'm new to the site. I'd like to learn more about the 501st. I'm interested in a couple of characters, so I would want to learn more about the 501st overall and then get some input before I decide. My Name is Vickie Courson I'm not affliated with any 501st, Rebel Legion or other costuming group affliation(s)Nesbit, MSYour location I learned about you through a friend of a friend on FB. Why you are requesting access to the MidSouth Garrison discussion board - I'm interested in joining and learning about the group.
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    Event Name: Librarycon Venue: Lucius E. & Elsie C. Burch Jr. Library Venue address: 501 Poplar View Parkway Collierville, Tennessee 38017 Event Start: 07/26/2022 - 10:00am Event End: 07/26/2022 - 2:00pm Event Website: colliervilletn.gov/library Expected number of attendees: 50 Requested number of characters: 5 Requested character types: Secure changing/staging area: Yes Can troopers carry blasters: Yes Can troopers carry/bring props like lightsabers and staffs: Yes Is parking available: Yes Is venue accessible to those with limited mobility: Yes Amenities available at venue: Public restrooms are available, and the library is happy to provide water and light snacks for 501st Legion members Comments: We are hoping to have an all ages event called Librarycon during our annual summer reading event this year. The event will last from 10am until 2pm, with time slots for panels/talks throughout this time. These time slots will be 10:30-11:15am, 11:45am-12:30pm, and 1:00pm-1:45pm. We would love for the 501st to come and give a talk during one of these time slots covering their organization, costumes, and how they got started.