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  1. Northern TN hello!!!!

    Hello from the Cumberland Plateau... that's Lafayette, TN (Macon County) for those unfamiliar with geography. My real name is Doug Haehl, or usually ___hole according to my wife. HaHa. I have been interested in the 501st for a while now, and finally got some time to dig for information to start the process... or so I think. I looked on the 501st site and found the Garrison for the Tennessee region... and that has lead me to you all!. I have cosplayed a few times as Ghostbusters and Star Wars, but just recently did a Christmas Parade as a stormtrooper (awful cheap halloween costume) and picked up a Black Series stormtrooper helmet (pictured in my profile pic). I love the look and feel, but would like to jump on board and get the real deal. But, I can admit that I need some help. The options are a little overwhelming, and although I feel confident on building one, I would rather buy my first already pre assembled and ready to wear. Again... any suggestions would be GREAT! And a few more tidbits about myself... Marketing Director for a community bank, went to college at MTSU for bachelors and masters degree. Been married 9 years with three kids. Game when I can (which isn't a lot), hunt, play poker, etc. etc. etc. Oh, and like whiskey as my drink of choice. Thanks!!!!
  2. Northern TN hello!!!!

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  3. Northern TN hello!!!!

    Look what arrived today... my BBB. [emoji1360] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Columbia person here!

    Welcome. I'm new to it all too and am awaiting my kit to start. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Northern TN hello!!!!

    So I have contacted WTF (Rocky) again about his TK kit. Price is $200 higher than Anovos, but ships in about 4-6 weeks right now. Doesn't include anything other than armor. Anovos has really mixed reviews on customer service and shipping, some orders taking more than a year to get. Their kit comes with all Velcro, snaps, closures, belt, and holster, but many say that they are crap and needs replaced. Helmet is also pre-assembled. Questions... 1. Is the helmet that difficult to put together myself? 2. Anyone with experience with Anovos shipping? 3. Is WTF armor thicker and better made for durability? Thanks guys!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Northern TN hello!!!!

    I've read a little on it about getting industrial strength Velcro, but what do I replace snaps with? Thanks for the help too!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Northern TN hello!!!!

    He was super nice, but $200 more for less in the kit. No straps, velcro, snaps, etc. Just untrimmed armor. For the extra $200 I can wait a little. Several in here said Anovos is good too. Fingers crossed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Northern TN hello!!!!

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  9. Northern TN hello!!!!

    Boom!!!! Just ordered my kit through Anovos. Now to sit and wait for the brown box. [emoji51] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Shawn, I am not part of the TN Ghostbusters, and really didn't know there was one. Just loved the 80's and costuming. I have made two of my Ghostbusters costumes, sold one in college when I needed money, and made a new one (minus the proton pack). After I complete (or at least try) my stormtrooper kit, I would be very interested in making a light/sound proton pack. Btw, still trying to decide on a kit for the price. I have contacted TrooperMaster and also ATA. Anvos looks like another option, but wait time looks like 6 months or more right now.
  11. Northern TN hello!!!!

    TK9277, do you happen to remember Chad Shoulders? I think he graduated in 1990. He is my wife's older brother.
  12. Northern TN hello!!!!

    That sounds great! I'm not from here, but married a local (Tara Shoulders). I grew up in southern TN in Pulaski (Giles Co.). Worked in Nashville for 13 years and have been up in Lafayette for 5. When did you graduate? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Northern TN hello!!!!

    Thanks guys. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I actually have a character breakfast that my daughter is doing for her High School Cheer team and it was requested that I come as the stormtrooper I was in the parade. I accepted as it is a fundraiser, but all I can think when I am wearing that crapy costume is that I should be serving under Darth Helmet on Spaceballs. Ugh. Cannot wait to get a good set of armor to represent accurately!
  15. Northern TN hello!!!!

    Awesome. Thanks!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Northern TN hello!!!!

    You can add me on Instagram (dhaehl) as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Thanks for the add. Really looking forward to finding out more about the 501st and the MidSouth Garrison. Any help would be greatly appreciated.