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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 

height:   6'2"

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 gjohnsonintn@yahoo.com 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)

 

 

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Welcome Greg, Glad to have you. if u need anything let us know. Lots of costume experience in this forum. 

 

On a side note...

 

This is my 501st comment!!!! LOL 

 

Now I can't comment on anything for a few days.

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Welcome! I lived in West Knoxville for 18 years but am now residing in Seymour TN. Always good to see people in the area getting involved. LexCon is a great show and there will be a whole lot of us there, I think it's our Garrisons largest gathering each year. You got good resources there for building TK or TD's there with Jim & P Ratt, they can probably get the suit knocked out in a day or two, but if you ever need anything we're all here. Hope to see you trooping soon.

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Welcome! Nice to see more Knoxville-based people joining the ranks! You are in great hands with those two!  Keep us updated on your progress. Look forward to trooping with you soon. 

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Looking forward to getting the kit and getting started. Right now I’m working on my blaster until i get the armor . 

 

Update I just got my armor and am starting prep for the build . 

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Build party at my house tomorrow evening. 5-? 

 

message me for details... 865 455 7403

 

"cooked  the pig in the ground and got some beer on ice and "all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight" 

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