Hi, my name's fifthrider and I'm an alcoholic.
Wait, no, wrong intro. Sorry, force of habit.
I'm fifthrider. I got a first generation Boba Fett figure back in June of '79 and have been pissed that the missile never launched ever since. I went as Fett that very Halloween, much to the puzzlement of everyone else who missed the Star Wars Holiday special. Made my own painted cardboard helmet, painted cardboard chest armor on a grey turtleneck, cardboard backpack, etc. hands down the coolest guy in the series and robbed of dignity in his death. ( Unless you read the Fett trilogy and know that coolness like Fett never really dies. ) I've built models of Slave1, got the Slave1 transformer and a million other toys from 1980 to now. My prize possession ( besides the '79 figure ) is a black ceramic mug with the mandalorian crest on it.
Funny, but I never thought of joining this place until now. I've always ruled out making Mandalorian armor because I'm 5'4" and "aren't you a little short to be a stormtrooper" pretty much carries over to mandalorians IMHO as well.
Last year I actually sat down and listed all the costumes I've worked on. Never done that before. Without boring you all to tears it's 40+ costumes between then and now, 52-53 props ( lost count ) and am working on turning a 59 Caddy Miller-Meteor into an Ectomobile. Honest to God, I could be here all day if I listed the things I've done and not all of them are brag-worthy so it's probably just as well I leave it at:
"Hi. Nice to meet you. Thanks for letting me in."