Tie Pilot/501st costume thread

Discussion in 'Cleveland, OH' started by Anrev_the_Jedi, Jan 30, 2004.

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  1. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Oh, okay (about no difference in costume). :D
    I'll be someone's wingman for the Squint group. ;)
    And isn't a TIE bomber a 2-man ship? That's what it said in Vector Prime since Han and Chewie were flying one. You'd better get a partner, Beltayn. :p

    I think this will be cool. :D We'll have two...*thinks*...flights(?) of three TIE pilots.

    And I thought that a "clutch" was what the Chiss use.
  2. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Yay! I just got a PM from Brad Sherman at OG and they like the pics that I send of my Mara. :D
    They just need some full-length shots to see the boots and kneepads.

    *crosses fingers*
  3. Beltayn Jedi Knight

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    I never read 'Vector Prime'. Didn't know Bombers were two-man ships. No biggie though-I'll find one! Until then I guess I'll fly a TIE Interceptor

    You guys (and gals- I can't forget this is a co-ed squadron!) just remember- 'Bomber Escort' is crucial!

    :D





  4. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Well, it was a modified bomber. I don't know if the second seat was a modification or not. :confused:
  5. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    just remember- 'Bomber Escort' is crucial!
    Just hit the target...and we'll cover your back
  6. Anrev_the_Jedi Jedi Master

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    They just need some full-length shots to see the boots and kneepads.

    *shakes head*

    Wouldnt want to miss those.... Guess they're just being thorough.
  7. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    I can understand them wanting to be able to see the whole costume. So I don't mind. As long as they use the pics that I sent in for posting.
    But I didn't give them much choice. The best full-length ones were from Zahn. No plain white background. [face_devil]
  8. Padawan92 Jedi Master

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    They should be able to deal...I wanna join!! :( :(
  9. Jedi_BMack Jedi Master

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    Chiss used clawcraft... read more X-Wing Kim... :D

    -b-
  10. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    It got to the point where I asked for the "Garrison friendly" term for:

    "what am I allowed to refer to a bunch of membership-pending friends who are all working together to have a uniform looking TIE Pilot costume, as part of Ohio Garrison? (I'm sick of stepping on toes about this)" (Ohio Garrison boards)

    Since they refer to people joining as "recruits"...guess this makes us a training squadron of TIE pilots?

    Bret, I'm free on some weeknights, and most fridays...prior to RoP filming. If you want, I can meet you at your house...work on the paint jobs and setup for RoP! Kill 2 rebels with one blaster!
  11. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    Vader's ship was an x1 TIE Advanced.
  12. Beltayn Jedi Knight

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    Well, if it was modified to allow for two crewmen, then that's another story :p

    I'll stick with the bomber then- I can cause more damage that way [face_mischief]

    BTW, Krash- just make sure that your targeting reticle isn't centered on MY six...I know how some of you Jedi can be [face_laugh]



  13. Anrev_the_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Yes the recently converted sometimes get confused. :p Just remember Mike, He's called Krash for a reason.
  14. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    Just remember Mike, He's called Krash for a reason.
    LOL!!!

  15. Beltayn Jedi Knight

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    As long as he's behind me when he does, and manages to take out the bandit on my six, then it's all good :p

    ...and hopefully, I'll be out of the way when the fireball and wreckage spreads all over the place!

  16. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Update on the 501st app:
    DENIED

    :(
    Oh well.
    They instructed me to inquire from the main membership guy to find out what would need to be changed. If it's something minor (like I could get a purple blade) I don't mind. But if I have to change the vest and pants, I'm not doing it just to look like Shannon Baska's version. Even Zahn said that she didn't make a very good Mara. ;)
    But she is "canon" as far as Lucasfilms are concerned. So I understand 501st's POV.
  17. Anrev_the_Jedi Jedi Master

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    :eek:
    Well that sucks a big bag of donut holes! Yeah I wonder why? Maybe its the lightsaber hilt itself.
  18. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    I would suspect that it's the front of my top. Which would mean a major overhaul!
    But there was another girl with pics there that had a zipper.
    And I have a REAL hilt, unlike another girl that had the electronic saber in her pics! :mad:
    I'll have to ask and find out what I would need to change if I were to change anything. ;)
  19. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Well, more good and bad news. [face_plain]

    I got my TIE Fighter helmet just now :D
    But one whole side by that boxy thingie at the base of the helmet by the ear is warped underneath itself. :(
    It's not broken or folded or anything. But it's not right. :_|

    I know that we were re-doing part of the helmet molding. Is this a part we're going to re-work anyways, Bret?
  20. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Okay. Heard back from the guy at 501st.
    Basically he doesn't like any of my costume.
    Doesn't like the top (which I admit is not relaly canon)
    I should have shin pads
    I should have gloves ( :confused:, I do have gloves and ones that look right!)
    The cape is the wrong color and material. (Okay. That one makes me a little mad. I like my cape.)
    The lightsaber is all wrong I have to buy one from Parks! :mad: That one completely pisses me off! He can go kriff himself! I designed that lightsaber myself and it is NOT CHANGING!
    I would even have been willing to work on changing my top for them. But the lightsaber thing really makes me mad! There was a Mara in the membership list that had an ELECTRONIC ONE! And he's crisizing mine! :mad:

    I really like the guys (an gals) at Ohio Garrison. But I'm really upset about this and don't know that I want to do the TIE thing to be a part of the 501st's little group.
    I was better off doing my costuming for my own enjoyment.

    Sorry for ranting. [face_blush]
  21. Padawan92 Jedi Master

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    wow...now that is just wrong...man, they REALLY mean canon don't they!?!?!
  22. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    *shrugs*
    OH well.
    I think I'll still do the TIE thing. But NOT for them. For me and for us :D
    If they like our costumes fine. We'll participate. If not, then screw 'em. ;)
    And it doesn't hold us back from hanging with Ohio Garrison anyways. ;)
  23. TK-P01 Jedi Knight

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    Don't get mad at Brad, he's a great and really nice guy, he help my brother and I get started and guided us through the whole process. He has a tough call to make, based on legion standards and precedents set by votes of the entire Legion (not just Ohio). If you really think you've been wronged get in touch with the Legion Membership officer (although I think he will be even more strict than Bard).

    Also some of those Ladies probably already had other costumes and did Mara as a second. Or maybe they did it before they imposed stricter limits after Celebration Two.
  24. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Oh, no! I'm not mad at Brad.
    He was really nice and sounded like he felt badly about having to give me the bad news. ;)
    I have nothing against the Ohio Garrison. :) It's the main Membership guy at the 501st that I'm not happy with.
  25. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    Basically he doesn't like any of my costume.
    Well, having seen the costume...I think Stevie Wonder is a better judge of a costume then whoever made this decision!

    There was a Mara in the membership list that had an ELECTRONIC ONE!
    Nothing against the electronic lightsabers...but there is nothing (other then personal preference) that says Mara has to have Luke Skywalker's lightsaber; especially while she was the "Emperor's Hand"

    based on legion standards and precedents set by votes of the entire Legion (not just Ohio)
    They (501st...not so much Ohio Garrison) seem to rest pretty high on their reputation. Parks Sabers...Don Post helmets...they seem very much set as to what is and is not acceptable. And anyone who goes with something less then the most expensive isn't up to 501st "standards"

    Kim's Mara costume kicks ###...and no 501st Joan Rivers is gonna tell us otherwise!

    It's the main Membership guy at the 501st that I'm not happy with.
    At this point, I'm not sure if it's worth putting all the time/effort/and especially (hard-earned) money into costumes...if they are not going to be accepted into 501st. Sure, we can fly with Ohio Garrison...but if 501st is too full of themselves (or something else) to be inclusive to new members!
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