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  1. Greetings from the Memphis Area!

    Welcome Trey! Before I say anything else, have you been watching season 2 of Mando? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Greetings from the Tri-Cities!

    Welcome, Matt! Though I technically live in GA, I’m right outside Chattanooga, so it’s always fun to find another “local” member on here! Is your kit vac-pulled or 3D printed? Someday I’d love to do an ST or AT-ACT, and the Shore Fam and MPSTB fb groups are awesome resources! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. New in Knoxville

    Greetings! The 501st does not require blasters for membership, since replica weaponry may not be accessible or even legal in some countries. However, oftentimes higher levels of costume approval do require a blaster. Hope this helps! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hello folks! My name is Caleb Mask, and I'm from the Chattanooga (TN) area. I learned about the Midsouth Garrison (the nearest contingent to me) through the 501st website, and I'm requesting access to the forum to engage local Troopers and gain valuable insight from those more knowledgeable than I as I move forward with my first build. I've been a lifelong Star Wars fan and have wanted to build a stormtrooper outfit and join the 501st for over a decade. I am finally taking steps to become a TK, spending much of my free time on the FISD forum, saving links and soaking up a wealth of information. My wife and I have a 7-month old little girl, so my build time will be limited and I expect this project to take 6-9 months to complete. My hope is that I can be a TK for Halloween in 2020, and walk my little baby Princess Leia (not her real name) down the street. I can just picture her holding my black-gloved hand and taking little 1.5-year-old baby steps. Maybe her candy bucket will literally be a small TK bucket turned over with a handle. Ok, enough fantasizing and mushy talk. In a perfect world I'd be done with my TK build and Legion-approved in time to participate in some May 4th events (if any exist in the Chattanooga area). Anyway, here are the components I will likely move forward with. If any of you Troopers have experiences (good and bad) with any of them, reach out to let me know if I'm heading in the right direction, or need to reassess. As of today (11/19/19) I have not pulled the trigger on any of these purchases, but I will be doing so in the next few days and weeks. For reference, I am 6' tall and my weight ranges from 175-190 lbs, depending on the time of the year (Thanksgiving and Christmas are blissfully dangerous). Bucket: ATA Armor: ATA Undersuit: tbd. Likely two-piece. Boots: Imperial Boots 421 Gloves: Trooperbay (glove + guard combo) Strapping: tbd. Likely double-snap strap system Blaster: Trooperbay E-11 rubber, similar to Hyperfirm and Praetorian (gotta splurge somewhere) Holster: DarmansProps (Etsy) Neck seal: DarmansProps (Etsy) Belt: Imperial Issue From the start I would like to build my ANH stunt TK kit with Centurion classification in mind, so any tips regarding those specific details would be most helpful. In following different build threads I've found various photos of the requirements listed on the CRL, but I'm sure there are more things to learn and see diagrammed or photographed. For the sake of full disclosure, my current home residence is technically barely across the Georgia state line, in Chickamauga, but I've moved back and forth across the state lines multiple times in the past several years, so who knows which side of the border I'll be on by the time I complete my TK build. At the very least, virtually all the troop events I would attend would be those in Chattanooga, likely hosted by the Mos Nooga Squad. Some events I may be interested in handling for, while I work on my build, are the World of Wheels event in January (2020), and potentially the Chatt Christmas parade, if the 501st will be present this year. I look forward to joining the Legion in the not too distant future, and meeting some of you fine folks! Thanks in advance, Troopers, for all your help!
  5. Hi Dixon! I, too, have just started my foray into joining the 501st, and am hoping to get my ATA kit in the next month or so. I’m located just outside of Chattanooga, and am also doing the ANH TK Stunt. If you haven’t already, I’d recommend joining the FISD forums, as there are TONS of folks there to help you along the way! Caleb Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. hello 501st

    Haha. Oops. This is what I get for accessing the FISD, Midsouth, and Georgia forums all in one place via Tapatalk on my phone. I didn’t realize this post was already in the Midsouth forum. Looking forward to trooping with you all once I complete my own TK build! Caleb Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. hello 501st

    Welcome to FISD! There aren’t many reputable armorers, so you’ll likely need to have some shipped to you. A list of vetted armor providers can be found on the “Getting Started” section of this forum. If you’re really intent on staying local, I would suggest joining the forum for the Midsouth Garrison of the 501st, which covers Tennessee. Perhaps somebody from the Nashville area near you could provide personalized assistance. =) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. New future recruit in Chattanooga: ANH TK stunt build

    Thanks for the information, @RynoHawk and @Lord_Kosh! I'd love to try to handle for the World of Wheels event here in Chattanooga in January, so I just posted on the event thread for that appearance. I'd love the opportunity to meet some TKs to talk about building, but even simply meeting other members of the 501st would be fun! In case anybody is interested, here is a link to my build thread on FISD. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/48337-mvs-anh-tk-stunt-ata-1st-build-thread-for-centurion Cheers!
  9. Trooper recruit possibly?

    As Repentance said, the place to start is the FISD Whitearmor forum. Read through all of the Getting Started pinned posts, and find build threads and pre-approval requests for the specific armor kit you’re seeking to build. You can find good soft goods (holsters, neck seals, etc.) on Etsy, but you’ll need to choose one of the vetted vendors for your armor. I too am starting my build in the next month or two, and am going for an A New Hope (ANH) Stormtrooper (TK) stunt build with armor from ATA. I’m shooting for Centurion status from the beginning, and actually just made my first post on this forum today (you’ll find it in the introduction area). Looking forward to following your progress, and becoming Troopers together! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk