Hello from Chicago!

New forum users, please introduce yourselves here. MWG members can answer most questions you may have.

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jeebee25
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Hello from Chicago!

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My name is Alan and I live near Lane Tech. I am freelance graphic designer and have been in theater since I was a kid. I have done props and set fabrication for a while (although my set building skills are a bit rusty.) My wife works with blind veterans at the Hines VA. We have two daughters. I do a bit of improv here in the city. Mostly teaching and directing these days. I also am a member of the Windy City Ghostbusters.

I know a few members of the Garrison here and have been thinking of becoming a Storm Trooper. It will take me a while as I tend to do a lot of research before jumping in.

I greatly admire all of the hard work and dedication you all put into this hobby and think you are AWESOME!

-Alan

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After reading a bit I see some other newbies like me posting the props they have build. (I didn't want to assume that I could...) About three years ago a few of my friends and I decided to be Ghostbusters for Halloween. In that time our gear has grown and been upgraded to it's current form. I made my current pack from a Pep file that used to be available (but is no longer) it was a heck of a learning experience!

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Which is now this -

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And all my gear -

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I also built a full Coca-Cola Santa Clause suit. just started working on a real leather belt for that.

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:blah: :blah: :blah: so that's some of the stuff I have made. Been reading and reading on this forum. It's a bit overwhelming! But I think I am coming up with a plan...

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Re: Hello from Chicago!

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Welcome to the boards! your GB looks great :thumbs: There's tons of info here, and also every costume branch has a specific detachment site. They can all be found here:

http://www.501st.com/members/displayUni ... etachments

And of course we have have serveral skilled Stormtrooper builders here, but their specific site is here:

http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/

I would recommend joining their boards, or any youre interested in, and get to know them. There's a wealth of knowledge and build threads going on there.

Good luck, and again, welcome.

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Thank you! I joined the Imperial Officer Corps board. I think I will start with that build and move up to a TK build. I have a lot of friends in the 501st and they have been nice enough to listen to my noobish questions (Yes, I'm part noob. On my mothers side.)

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No question is ever to noobish! And we LOVE pictures!
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Hey GB! Welcome to the Dark Side!
We've got a fair number of officers and crewmen running around the Midwest's Death Star, so feel free to reach out if you want a second opinion on anything you've read over on the IOC!

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Re: Hello from Chicago!

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Hello, if you have any Crewman questions feel free to ask or message me, I live over in the Lincoln Park area. I do know that if you decide to do something with German Jackboots (TIE/Reserve Pilot, Crewman, Gunner) I can point you to a place not far from your location. :wink:
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