Hello all from (West) Knoxville Tennessee.
After MANY years of being asked by several members and friends of mine from the 501st MidSouth garrison I have decided to join the garrison. Jim Heaton (heatray)and Paul Ratcliff (sand rat) are helping me. Jim is getting me a set of armor to build. (ANOVOS) TK armor and Paul and he have offered to help me build it. I have always since the original movies back in the 70's wanted to do this so finally I am! I have heard stories from the guys I know ans seen you all in action at different events and really believe in the purpose and mission of the 501st. So I request that I be considered as a recruit and in the process of joining the 501st MidSouth Garrison.
About me :
Name : Greg Johnson
age : 53
marital status: married
weight: 195 lbs
Profession: Certified PreOwned manager at Audi of Knoxville
Other Interests: Musician (multi instrument mainly Drums) Studio recording, instrument building (drums and guitars) Photography and film, Illustrations , Art and Screenplay writing.
I have been building models and weapons for longer than I can remember. Paul has a couple of my sculptures I did 20 years ago in his collection. I am currently working on a blaster build based on the PVC pipe build I found online.
The plan is to have the armor and all the accessories ready before May4th.
I plan to attend the Lexington Comic and Toy CON. march 9-11 I will be there Saturday evening around 4-5 and Sunday to meet several of the people involved in the 501st mid south garrison. Please say hello.
screen name: in2thedarkside also my Deviant art name. I have several Star Wars based Drawings I have done there as well.
Contact: The easiest way to reach me is through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or text message (865) 455-7403
Any help and assistance in creating a suit of armor that will be approved by the 501st is welcome.
I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know them.
Greg (Boom Boom)