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    Feb 28, 2009, 9:41 PM - 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #1

    So I know it wouldn't be screen accurate but has anyone ever put their 501st designation as their LCD display on their chest armor?

    I'm not sure how many folks here are part of the 501st but I thought that would be a clever way to integrate your involvement into the costume.
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    Feb 28, 2009, 10:07 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #2

    I used to have my ID# in my display. I used the TK-409 bike light method.
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    Feb 28, 2009, 10:25 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #3

    If someone applied with it on their chest display, I would have to tell them they can not be approved in the Legion until they have a correct chest display sequence. I'm a pretty picky GML though, but since you're in upstate New York, I'd talk to the Garrison Membership Liaison of Garrison Excelsior to see if he/she would approve of it.

    Andy
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    Feb 28, 2009, 10:26 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #4

    Hmm. I didn't know the 501st was that much of a stickler...
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    Feb 28, 2009, 10:29 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #5

    Quote DannyBoy7783 said: View Post
    Hmm. I didn't know the 501st was that much of a stickler...
    It all depends on your GML, but thats a whole other topic. if you were to send in pics of your costume it would be hard to tell what your display says unless the pics up close. I would go with the more accurate but its your suit
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    Feb 28, 2009, 10:33 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #6

    Eh, I suppose. As you say, depends on the GML I guess. I'm a long way from that phase anyway
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    Feb 28, 2009, 11:10 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #7

    I have a programmable LED on mine but My suit is not 501st approved yet.. right now it reads "he's no good to me dead" and people just think its just doing random flashes because the slit between the 2 openings break the words up...
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    Mar 8, 2009, 10:23 AM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #8

    Yeah, if you decide to join the 501st, make sure you have all of the little details in order. When I made my TK, I followed the requirements for what they call Elite status o n the FISD. It means that you tried to get as accurate as possible. We (Garrison Excelsior ) have a new GML , like TR 4059 suggested, you may want to see what they think. I'm shooting for as accurate as possible with my Boba, 1) to get it 501st approved for trooping, and 2) just to see how good a job I can do.
  9. Apr 8, 2009, 8:36 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #9

    I say, go for the gold. I think that putting your id# on it would be pretty cool. Ive seen some bad Fetts in the 501st, I wouldnt think that something like that would be a problem.
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    Apr 8, 2009, 8:43 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #10

    The way I see it, is that if you go out of your way to make something inaccurate, it should be looked down upon. As I said before, in my garrison, I would hold up the applicant until the inaccuracy is dissolved.
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    Apr 8, 2009, 9:02 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #11

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    The way I see it, is that if you go out of your way to make something inaccurate, it should be looked down upon. As I said before, in my garrison, I would hold up the applicant until the inaccuracy is dissolved.
    I'm not GML of our garrison anymore, but I'm afraid I would have done the same!! Some folks don't like it, but the rules are the rules
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    Apr 9, 2009, 12:12 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #12

    I agree, if I could make out the display and there was any question as to its accuracy...I would defer approval until it was corrected.
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    Apr 10, 2009, 9:43 AM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #13

    Hey being devils advocate here. but if the suit is say up to par and everything looks great then why not have your TK Id roll across your screen if you want. Only us fettheads would know the difference and what it should flash (well what we think it should flash). If the costume looks great and the id number appears in the screen then I don't think thats not enough to hold up admission. Then again I am not a GML just a thought.
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    Apr 10, 2009, 12:32 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #14

    I completely understand your point Irish, but from my viewpoint as a GML, the costume needs to look like it walked off the movie screen. I am especially hard, maybe unfairly so, on Fetts. Boba Fett is a face character and HIGHLY recognized. So, carrying that through to the light board means that the suit in the movies didn't display TK IDs therefore, nor should an applicants.

    NOW...that being said, if they have a programmable board and want to change it for non-official troops (cons, private b-days, etc.) than that is well within their right and I wouldn't say anything. BUT, at official 501st events, the board should display screen accurate characters.

    Just my 0.02
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    Apr 10, 2009, 3:33 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #15

    Unless your GML is on these boards or he/her knows specifics of Boba (which is probably not the case) then they will never know. Some garrison GML's try to make it a point to study each costume so they can make sure that the applicant is up to par to screen accurate. Unfortuntely that is not the case with the majority of the 501st. Most GML's only know the costumes that they wear, and if the costume up for approval looks like the real deal in a side by side photo comparrison then that person is accpeted. Not to get off topic but I don't understand why the 501'st doesnt have a person on each detachment approve the costume of his or her expertise.
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    Apr 10, 2009, 4:56 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #16

    I fully understand and am there with you. I was just playing devil's advocate giving a possible argument as to why it could be ok. Trust me mine will be the correct sequence or what is at least assumed to be the correct sequence. But then again I am doing an ROTJ so maybe I might have it all wrong since we really only have the ESB sequence. Also, out of curiosity ... isn't no light board at all 501st accepted, it just has to have a black background? Again never really checked up on that since I knew I wanted a board but maybe another option if you have your TK number just shut it off for submission pics. Just a thought if you can't switch and really want your TK #.
    Cheers!
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    Apr 13, 2009, 12:22 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #17

    The CRL for Boba hasn't been approved yet. So, as of now, it is at the GMLs discretion as to whether they accept a Boba without a lightboard.

    For my part, I would not approve them unless they had something that passed as a display present in their application photos.
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    Apr 13, 2009, 12:38 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #18

    After i stepped down as GML, my replacement still contacts me with any Fett applications for help/advice. I think alot of Garrisons have a go-to Fett guy if the GML is not familliar with Fett. There are enough of us around now that have been studying Fett for years, that help out GMLs if they ask for it. I think we all know, that Fett is one of the hardest suits to get right, and as such, most GML's are happy for the help if they aren't Fett nuts like all of us here.
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    Apr 13, 2009, 1:28 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #19

    I'm not a GML, but I have been contacted before to help approve Boba costumes. Honestly, I've never even thought to examine the chest light sequences to see what they display. I'm not sure how many GMLs would.

    Actually, that is a very interesting delimma. If someone has an excellent, with the chest display displaying something "wrong," I'm not sure the best way to handle that. I'm sure that some GMLs would insist on the correct sequence. Of course, as previously mentioned, some would not.

    I think the best case is to default to what the 501st rules are: screen accuracy. (Of course, that also includes the power cable coming out of the front of the ROTJ vest ) That would also mean that static displays (ie ones that do not turn on and off in the proper sequence) should also be rejected. Me personally, I would have either a programmable board, or one that I could easily swap out. Most of the time (at least in my Garrison) we do non-canon events, so it's really a non-issue as far my trooping experience goes. (I do think the idea has some merit though; I've always been envious of the sandtroopers with Garrison patches on their pauldrons. )

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    Apr 13, 2009, 1:43 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #20

    Yeah I say accurate display... Taking something canon and knowingly make it uncanon doesn't make too much sense to me. I like the idea tho and I say give it a shot, but you may want a proper sequence board if you have a stricter GML. I know some people simply submit a picture and others ive talked to had too stand there and get inspected... how did your guys/gals approval go?

    El1te
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    Apr 13, 2009, 1:57 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #21

    I think standard opperating procedure for most garrisons, is pics. At least thats how I did it...but they gotta be GOOD pics!!!!
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    Apr 14, 2009, 4:05 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #22

    Pictures, but if I troop with you and notice something wrong after approval that couldn't be captured/wasn't noticed in the pictures, then I'll ask you to fix/upgrade at your leisure.
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    Apr 14, 2009, 4:17 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #23

    ..........but then again how often have you been called Jango?????

    Kind of cool idea, but would it not be BH number?

    Also, sometimes accurate is not enough.....I think a suit should have the correct look and presence. Some accurate things look bad up close, and a split second shot can be a let down in reality, but I understand rules is rules and having as many found parts and stuff make it all the better. The deeper into fett you get the more anal you get about the type of strap on the rear of the girth................
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    Apr 15, 2009, 3:25 PM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #24

    Honestly, I think I've been around the block a time or two in the Legion and here at TDH and I've got to tell you... I don't see a single GML in the Legion actually paying that much attention to a costume to tell what the LEDs are spelling out. Sure, they'd notice in person but how could you tell from a helmet on and off pic that a candidate emails you? I was one of the membership liaisons for the Legion for a few years and I never saw any pics that detailed from anyone. Nor would I expect to. As long as the person has the chest lights, I'd dare say that'd be good enough.
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    Jan 17, 2010, 3:42 AM - Re: 501st name on your armor's LCD display? #25

    I have scanned through all the posts here. One thing I have not seen mentioned is that by 501st rules, you can wear nothing that identifies you as an individual. Be it a name tag, TK id tag or a Mercedes Benz hood ornament hanging on a gold chain around your neck. Will your sequence get picked up in a photo? Maybe not. You will know it is there. You will know that you are breaking a rule. And at some point, someone else will notice it too.

    That said...I do think it is a cool idea
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