It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. There has been a lot going on and I’m going to try and get better about posting. Late last year my wife green light the financial leap for a lifelong dream of mine. I reached out rspropmasters across the pond and submitted my purchase for authentic Stormtrooper Armor. It took a while to get through all the logistics of getting them all my measurements and such, and then it was just a waiting game.
Finally the big brown box arrived and I got my first look at my new uniform.
I had purchased the complete commission so there was no putting anything together for me, just figuring out how to put it all on. The first couple of times it took a long while to get everything figured out and realize the best order for putting it all on. I snapped a few quick pictures without buttoning everything up just to taunt a few friends, and then called it a night.
A couple weeks went by before I could find time to work on my official pictures to submit to the 501st Legion for review and acceptance. I took the whole kit into my office and asked our receptionist to help me out with getting the armor on and then taking my pictures for me. It was a lot of fun doing it there in the front lobby, everyone that saw me got a kick out of it. A couple of people came in naming themselves Han Solo and Chewbacca, and mentioning they had a meeting with Darth Vader. After getting it all on we went out into the building lobby to get the pictures. While out there a bunch of people came up to get pictures with me. I even worked the reception desk for a short time.
Unfortunately I didn’t pay complete attention when I was getting the armor on and messed up some of the details, like forgetting to put my holster on, and not having the belt in the right position. The GML for my local garrison told me what I needed to work on, but it would be another week or so before I could get the retakes done.
Finally I got the retakes done and got all my information submitted. The GML confirmed that everything was in order and congratulated me. I submitted my official application that night to the 501st, and was assigned my legion ID a couple days later.
Introducing TK-11310, the latest addition to the 501st Legion Vader’s Fist!