Greetings from Colona!

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Brian L.
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Greetings from Colona!

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Hi everyone! My name is Brian and I live in Colona, a small town in the Quad Cities area. I was 14 when the original trilogy started, and and then experienced it over again with my kids when the prequels came out. Around that time my wife saw a cheap Darth Vader costume on a clearance table, and my costuming began. Our neighborhood gets around 400-500 kids each Halloween, so we started dressing up to hand out candy. Over the years I kept upgrading the costume, culminating in the purchase of the Rubies Supreme Darth Vader (another surprise from my wife) a few years ago. We're now known in the neighborhood as the "Star Wars" house. It could be because of the Darth Vader mailbox, the Tie Fighter hanging from the tree, or the 8 Star Wars-costumed people we now have on Halloween.

I've known about the 501st for several years, but hadn't taken that "next step" until just recently. I purchased a Stormtrooper kit (not sure if it is okay to say the name here??) and just started cutting out the pieces a few days ago. I have a long ways to go and have been on the whitearmor.net website frequently, as well as a FB building group that I've found to be extremely helpful. Every day members of the FB group are reporting membership in the 501st! I'm looking forward to interacting with members of the Midwest Garrison and participate in some of the activities. Hopefully there are others in this part of the state!

Looking forward to getting involved soon!!

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Re: Greetings from Colona!

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Welcome Brian!
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Welcome trooper! Get fitted for your armor and report for duty. :thumbs:
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Re: Greetings from Colona!

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Welcome
Sorry Lord Vader but the ability to destroy a planet IS significant.

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Re: Greetings from Colona!

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Brian L. wrote:Hi everyone! My name is Brian and I live in Colona, a small town in the Quad Cities area. I was 14 when the original trilogy started, and and then experienced it over again with my kids when the prequels came out. Around that time my wife saw a cheap Darth Vader costume on a clearance table, and my costuming began. Our neighborhood gets around 400-500 kids each Halloween, so we started dressing up to hand out candy. Over the years I kept upgrading the costume, culminating in the purchase of the Rubies Supreme Darth Vader (another surprise from my wife) a few years ago. We're now known in the neighborhood as the "Star Wars" house. It could be because of the Darth Vader mailbox, the Tie Fighter hanging from the tree, or the 8 Star Wars-costumed people we now have on Halloween.

I've known about the 501st for several years, but hadn't taken that "next step" until just recently. I purchased a Stormtrooper kit (not sure if it is okay to say the name here??) and just started cutting out the pieces a few days ago. I have a long ways to go and have been on the whitearmor.net website frequently, as well as a FB building group that I've found to be extremely helpful. Every day members of the FB group are reporting membership in the 501st! I'm looking forward to interacting with members of the Midwest Garrison and participate in some of the activities. Hopefully there are others in this part of the state!

Looking forward to getting involved soon!!

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Re: Greetings from Colona!

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I got my kit from Anovos. Every day several people from the Facebook group are admitted into the 501st from their builds, so hoping to get to that point sooner rather than later!

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Re: Greetings from Colona!

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Brian,

How is your Anovos build progressing? I used to live in the Quad Cities. There are two brothers that live in East Moline, IL that are awesome prop builders and I know Steve was working on his Anovos kit. PM me and I'll send you the info for contacting them.

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