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  1. 4 points
    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.
  2. 3 points
    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
  3. 3 points
    My name is Melissa. Those who have met me probably know me as Mara Jade. Been doing this for 6 years now after being introduced by a friend during a bad weekend. ToyRus toy drive was always fun. I’m working on a costume that is six years in the making now, and will be working on another version (or 2) or Mara Jade.
  4. 3 points
    Representing on my travel jacket now !!
  5. 2 points
    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!
  6. 2 points
    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.
  7. 2 points
    Hello everyone, I've been very interested in joining this group for a very long time. I would like to buy both a Boba and Jango Fett costume. Can someone help me get started and tell me what the costumes have to be to meet the requirements.
  8. 2 points
    I would not recommend this kit/seller. It looks like most of the materials are 3D printed. Which can be ok, but requires a lot of extra work; that the seller might not put into it(print lines and their removal being the biggest hurdle). The pictures he includes look pretty good, but like Michael mentioned, that is not what you are getting. With the seller being in Russia, you could run into a situation where the quality may not be what you expected and it could take an extended period of time to work out any issues. Which leads to a final point, the seller is in Russia and in case you have missed the news this morning, Russia is about to find itself massively sanctioned which could lead to extended shipping times; and if you look at the reviews shipping times are an issue with this seller when Russia is not invading their neighbors... As attractive as "one stop shop" is, it rarely works out and you will often find people overcharging for the package deal.
  9. 2 points
    Hello Fett1!!! Great to hear your interested in joining!!!!! What part of Tennessee do you live??? For intrest in Boba Fett, I highly recommend visiting www.thedentedhelmet.com For Jango needs, I highly recommend going to thebhg.net Be sure to visit the CRL, Costume Reference Library for Boba and Jango. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!!!!! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  10. 2 points
    I’m here in the MidSouth - let’s connect 907-388-4532 Airlines lost my bag - no problem I had all my swag in a backpack with me hope to meet some members this week
  11. 1 point
    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
  12. 1 point
    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!!
  13. 1 point
    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!!
  14. 1 point
    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...
  15. 1 point
    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.
  16. 1 point
    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!
  17. 1 point
    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..
  18. 1 point
    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.
  19. 1 point
    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.
  20. 1 point
    Event Name: Mule Day Parade Venue: Downtown Columbia TN Venue address: Downtown Columbia TN Columbia, Tennessee 38401 USA Event Start: April 2nd 2022 - 11:00am Event End: April 2nd 2022 - Event Website: Muleday.com Expected number of attendees: 100,000 Requested number of characters: No Limit 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: Changing area, restrooms, water and refreshments will be hosted by Shapard Lumberyard with Terrance and Ulisha Blakely. Comments: Mule Day has been a popular Columbia Tradition since the 1840's and the first official Mule Day was held in 1934, which consisted of the parade and a mule show in downtown Columbia after the parade.Mule day went from being a single day event to a multi-day festival attracting thousands of attendees. Saturday's Mule Day parade is the highlight of the event. Referred by: Referred from Local Business
  21. 1 point
    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.
  22. 1 point
    Event Name: ICCC Venue: Music City Sheraton Venue address: 777 McGavock Pike Nashville, Tennessee 37214 USA Event Start: 4/29/2022 - 9 Event End: 5/1/2022 - 6 Event Website: www.icNashville.com Expected number of attendees: 8000 Requested number of characters: 50 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: I keep a room that the leader of the local Garrison has the key to where there is a bathroom chairs everything. Water is provided. There is food and stuff on site but it is not free. Comments: The ICCC is a sci fi fan and collecting convention for everyone that collects vintage and modern toys and collectibles, loves meeting stars from our generation’s greatest film and TV franchises, and enjoys gathering together with a global community to celebrate the stories we all love and cherish. ICCC features hundreds of vendors from across the nation and around the world; dozens of guest stars signing autographs and taking photos with you from franchises like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Power Rangers, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and more; movie props, cosplayers, droid builders, comic books, video game tournaments, fan groups, podcasters, artists, live music and much, much more. One of our core values is to make the ICCC affordable for the whole family. That means food that doesn’t cost a fortune, waters that aren’t 8 bucks, inexpensive tickets with family options, and the most cost effective and value-packed VIP experience that’s unmatched by “other” ! conventions. We’d be honored if you would join us every year for Tennessee’s premier sci fi fan and collecting convention. Follow the #ICCCon hashtag to get in on the buzz. Referred by: The 501st has annually attended ICCC since 2018. We are NOW Official. Event request received. and pasted above. Imperial Commissary Collectors Convention (ICCC) Nashville Sheraton Music City Hotel 777 McGavock Pk Nashville, TN 37214 https://iccollectorsconvention.com/2022 BTW: Parking at the hotel last year was $12.00 per day via credit card only, so plan accordingly. Details, as I understand them: We will have ten (10) free passes... additional passes can be purchased at 50% off for extras and handlers. I will try to get any coupon code for troopers that want the 50% discount. Approved 501st Costumes only, please, to get a free pass. RL and other groups will have their own pool of passes, so we only have to worry about our 10 passes. Once we fill the ten spots (in order of signup), we can start a waiting list... but we may have to decide when we get closer who will get tickets based on what shifts troopers agree to troop. If you get your own pass, here is the code for the 50% discounted passes: ICCC2022TROOPER If you have your own pass for the day, you can be on your own schedule and come by our table at any time. Hopefully, you'll hang out some with us too, but this is not mandatory unless you are using a free pass. Table duty is mandatory for those with free passes, though we will certainly try to work breaks in here and there and some time to walk the floor. If you'd rather be able to come and go as you please, please purchase a discounted pass. WARNING: Out of respect for the ICCC coordinator, please DO NOT give the 50% discount pass code to anyone other than our 501st handlers and extra troopers. This is not for friends or family outside the MSG troopers (and handlers). This is a courtesy to us, and the ICCC trying to balance making money with having us be present in numbers. If we abuse this, they may not offer it again. Please treat this a gift, that is only to us. RL and Mando (MMCC) members, you have your own code, so please use that to sign up instead. If you are a member of both/all three groups, please use the code based on what costume you will be using primarily. Please see the note below from ICCC... as the code only works for general admission tickets. If you plan to switch to something other than 501st approved costumes, please get one of the 50% discounted passes, where table duty will be mostly optional or at least more flexible. We can probably have shifts for this... one on Friday and 2 on Saturday and Sunday if it helps. Like last year, we can also try to swap the free passes around if the scheduling works that way... One person leaves the first shift and turns in the pass at our table on the way out. New trooper arrives for second shift and uses that pass. Anyone there all day keeps the pass for the day, but we can also swap them from the previous day to the next one. Ex: Those there on Friday leave them with someone that is going to be there on Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon troopers can leave them for Sunday morning. Free passes will only be given to troopers that agree to be at the table the majority of the time in costume, whether or not we do something like Blast-a-Trooper for charity fund raising --assuming we have room for an activity like these. Sure, some breaks can be had, but please sign up only if you are willing to be in costume and at/near the table the majority of your shift(s). If not, please let someone that will troop have that pass. We may, of course, also have the entire group, except for one table guard or handler, go around the convention to explore here and there, but most of the time should be at/near the 501st table. If we have props at the table, they should not be allowed to get stolen, so someone needs to stay behind. Speaking of tables, we are confirmed to have 4 tables for plenty of props and display items... and will most likely be on the hotel lobby side instead of by the entrance we were at last time. Based on the tickets, the times (and potential shifts) could be as follows: Troopers with their own passes that can join us whenever they'd like to: Marcus D. and Lisa Michel S. Kathy P.. John M. + Amanda Lorrie P. + Terry New Update (3/17/2022): Derby City Squad (form BlueGrass Garrison -KY) will be bringing their fun props again: Speader bikes, AT-ST, and desert wall to show Navarro scene. With that, they would like to "employ" 3 MSG troopers to staff/support/work for them to help in kit (Biker Scout and or AT-ST Driver or not), which may include setup and tear down in shifts. "Payment" would be a vendor pass per trooper that helps (up to 3) in addition to our own pool... and obviously for that trooper. Also, the donations they collect will also be split with MSG to boot, so incentives all around. Plus, it is always good to help our KY Garrison neighbors when possible. If you are willing to help them out, and are able to stay with the props during the shift(s), please post a reply below... and we will add you to a separate pool of passes. Please indicate what times you are available to help for the weekend. Derby City Squad helpers (and indicate costume as well) -- Laryssa A --Biker Scout (Rebels version) --Friday and Saturday -- -- Friday - 12 Noon - 6pm (one shift and this may include setup time for the table if we have anything for it). SETUP ? 12PM-6PM Ron Z. --TK (maybe Scout) Scott S. --The Emperor (+1 handler) Michael R. -- RG/IC/IG Scott H. --ROTJ Scout (maybe ROTJ Fett) Saturday - (9am VIP access) 10am-6pm (2 shifts) 9AM-1PM Michael R. -- RG/IC/IG Ron Z. --TK (maybe Scout) --maybe morning. Enrique D. --Lord Vader (+1 handler) Christian D. --TK Scott S. --The Emperor (+1 handler) Robby B. --TK David G. --IC Nick G.-- Sith Acolyte (+1 handler) Chuck S. --Shadow Gaurd (+1 handler) 1PM-6PM Michael R. -- RG/IC/IG Ron Z. --TK (maybe Scout) Enrique D. --Lord Vader (+1 handler) Christian D. --TK Scott S. --The Emperor (+1 handler) Nick G.-- Sith Acolyte (+1 handler) Chuck S. --Shadow Gaurd (+1 handler) Sunday - (10am VIP access) 11am-6pm (2 shifts) 10AM-2PM Michael R. -- RG/IC/IG Scott S. --The Emperor (+1 handler) 2PM-6PM (also includes tear-down and clean up of table) Michael R. -- RG/IC/IG Scott S. --The Emperor (+1 handler) Visiting Troopers that would like passes (if available?): Sat - AL - John Tucker DZ12667 TIE Sat - AL - John Tucker's wife TI 11474 as TIE So, please sign up below and indicate SHIFT(s) you can do and Costume(s) you will use that shift. This event is just under 2 months away, so for now, "tentative" signups can be placed here, but for the free passes to be planned out, please organize your plans by April 15th. Any signups still labeled "tentative" after April 15th will be dropped to the waiting list in favor of those who know they can attend. Please sign up BY APRIL 22nd: We will assign the free passes after that point. You can still cancel if you need to, such as for COVID-19 concerns and the like, but you cannot be added after that to the main rosters. We can add you to the bottom of the waiting list anyway, but not to the main rosters until after the waiting list has been processed for any that signed up before you. If by that point, we do still have unused passes for a shift, handlers can then be eligible in the order of signup. As of this moment, Tammey (or who ever Rick's handler will be) would have the first free pass if there are any still opened after April 22nd. If not, handlers will need to get the 50% discounted ticket or buy their own outright. If you have props you plan to bring for the table display, please also add that as well. I'm not sure if we will have table cloths provided or not for the tables, but if we do, that could be nice too. For example, I have some Dreams and Wishes of TN material we can use on the table. If we are able to collect, or think we'd like to try, I can let Tanya know we'll be collecting and bring that material with me.
  23. 1 point
    Hello and Welcome! I can chime in a bit as I've got experience with the mando kits. You already hit on the main reason it is difficult to buy everything all at once or together: the Fett kits are very detailed and have many different pieces using a large variety of materials, so there is no one vendor of quality that makes all of them. You'll find different vendors that can make many of the individual pieces and from there put together the kit. If you do some research on the Dented Helmet site you'll find reputable vendors for different items. There are also certain pieces that are very custom to you, such as the armor. If purchasing these pieces, you would need to provide very specific measurements to ensure the proper fit. There is also the option of making some parts yourself, which would save on time and money. Fett armor pieces can be crafted from materials like Expanded PVC(Sintra) for a fraction of the cost of buying them. And there are free templates and training materials to teach you how to do it. You mentioned the upcoming movie showing at the Pink Palace. I have it on good authority that there will be members of the local clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club on hand for that event. While there will not be a Boba or Jango present, they can offer up lots of good info on how to procure or make the different parts of their kits, as the parts are the same.
  24. 1 point
    Yep am familiar with Bellaire! Small world, most aren’t familiar with those smaller towns when I mention them, lol.
  25. 1 point
    Very nice. That is a nice collection of patches you have there... a well-trafficed jacket. Certainly let us know next time you plan to be in town and maybe we will have more troopers that can meet up with you. Glad you had a fun visit and got to exchange some swag in the process. Win-Win. Happy New Year!
  26. 1 point
    Very Grateful for the hospitality, friendships made, and swag collected during my visit to the MidSouth territory. I'm back home in Alaska now and thinking about the terrific members I met this past 10 days and want to extend my appreciation and an open invitation to any members of the MidSouth to contact me if you ever travel to the Far North territory of the Alaskan Garrison. long live the empire! I will try and visit new members hopefully in the remaining 2 squads I wasn’t able to connect with during my stay this year. I will return to try and pry those patches from your fingers, which I’m missing, for my travel jacket.
  27. 1 point
    Hey @AlaskaSalmonRaider!! I haven't checked the boards in some time, bummed to just be seeing this! We live near the airport in Nashville if you're still in town! We went to Alaska for vacation last summer and had a blast. We stopped in North Pole, too! If it doesn't work this time, hopefully our paths cross in the future!! Safe travels! Laryssa
  28. 1 point
    Updated well I finally got my luggage - yay !! Took 5 days haha. I was able to meet up with Alex with Mos Nooga Squad the other day in Chattanooga. Great visit and Alex and I were able to trade unit patches. Very grateful to you Alex !! I’m headed North tomorrow for Nashville to see the Titans vs 49ers game at Nissan Stadium. Meeting up with Marcus on the way up for lunch in Franklin. If anyone wants to stop by at lunch more than welcome too - I’m hunting for a Music City Squad member for a unit patch fit my jacket. I have lots of swag to trade. I will be at Bar-B-Cutie in Franklin TN from about 1130 until 1230 for lunch with Marcus - extending an invite to anyone wanting to join and special gifts for anyone who might be able to let me pry a music city squad patch from their fingers. I will be available in Nashville area before the game or at the Stadium during the game, once I’m on my way again from Franklin TN 907-388-4532 mobile let’s connect - Alaskan Garrison gifts for those who want to meet up
  29. 1 point
    Welcome to Nashville area... The temperature is on the colder side compared to what we have had lately... but probably warmer than Alaska.
  30. 1 point
    I'm interested too! I'm south of Nashville.
  31. 1 point
    I live in the Knoxville area, and would be interested in meeting up. I actually may have some of my Great Lakes Garrison swag to trade, as I moved here from Michigan a year ago.
  32. 1 point
    Let me know what you guys decide and when. I would love to try to join you all and meet you Dennis if I'm able to. I am currently working 3 jobs so my schedule is kinda crazy. But like I said if I can work it out when you guys decide I'll be there.
  33. 1 point
    I'm not sure what happened 3 years ago, but maybe this time it will work. I don't typically have swag to trade, but I would be interested in maybe having a meetup with those that can make it. At the moment, I don't see any events in our MSG area or squads that we'd already be at, but perhaps a weekend could work for several of us to meet for a few hours... if it works for you. Dec. 18/19 could do nicely, since the next weekend would be Christmas. I'm also very close to Nashville, TN so anything in this area would work well for me. I may be able to do something closer to Chattanooga too, if that is the plan that works for more of us and would be something that would fit your holiday/trip plans well.
  34. 1 point
    You know I want to meet up. Located just south of Nashville.
  35. 1 point
    Hey Dennis!!! I apologize no one was able to meet with you 3 years ago!!! I am very interested in meeting with you, give a good hand shake and exchange some swag!!!!! I am John McDearmon TK-35623 Music City Squad, Nashville. I live very near Murfreesboro and would happily met up with ya. If you are on Facebook, let's be friends!!!!! Salute to Imperial Officer Dennis Musgraves ID 9234, For the Impire!!!!! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Yeah pretty much I should have a better idea of sizing tomorrow once my new thigh piece is done printing then I’ll have to print the other front and both back thigh pieces and then it’ll be onto the finishing and painting process again but atleast it’ll only be 4 pieces total this time instead of the whole set so it should go faster this time around.
  37. 1 point
    Thank you Robbie for the warm welcome and information. I understand the reasoning for the guidelines. This is something I will have to shoot for!
  38. 1 point


    Prepare a boarding Party… put me down for Darth Vader +1
  39. 1 point
    Hello everyone, My name is Devin Padgett (TK47501) from Dalton, GA. I am a new member of the 501st, and of the Georgia Garrison as of May, 2021. Most of the events happening in GA are in Atlanta or even further south, and being in the extreme northwest corner, I've missed out on many opportunities due to travel and timing. I would like to have the opportunity to participate with Midsouth Garrison in some events closer to home in the Chattanooga and Cleveland TN, areas as a guest. Thanks for your consideration!
  40. 1 point
    Event Name: NashvilleCon Venue: Holiday Inn Conference Center Venue address: 920 Broadway Nashville, Tennessee 37203 USA Event Start: September 25, 2021 - 10am Event End: September 25, 2021 - 5pm Event Website: http://www.thenashvillecon.com Expected number of attendees: 2500 Requested number of characters: 10 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: restroom, water and table area. Comments: NashvilleCon is a collectors’ mecca convention located in the beautiful Music City of Nashville, Tennessee. Striving to be Tennessee’s best and truest comic convention featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As a long-time collector of comics and pop culture items the promoter brings Tennessee an event that will satisfy any fandom!