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    tacblue reacted to AnuJ in Tala Durith!   
    Thank you so much for your reply, information and input on my Tala Durith  I’m adding some photos. 

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    tacblue reacted to GoofTrooper in IC 37423   
    IC 37423 reporting for duty! My Imperial Crew: Bridge Crew (ANH) was approved today!
    Hat: Imperial Boots (Keep Trooping)
    Flight suit: Imperial Boots (Keep Trooping) 
    Flight Suit Cogs: Vinyl patches from Wampa Wear 
    Belt:  Imperial Boots (Keep Trooping)
    Boots: Authentic Knobelbechers sourced from Ukraine

    IC 37423
    Dune Sea Garrison
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    tacblue got a reaction from Coolajxl in Happy Empire Day!   
    Just wanted to give a hearty three cheers and wish everyone a Happy Empire Day!
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    tacblue got a reaction from GeneralSneers in Happy Empire Day!   
    Just wanted to give a hearty three cheers and wish everyone a Happy Empire Day!
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    tacblue got a reaction from TK1571 in Happy Empire Day!   
    Just wanted to give a hearty three cheers and wish everyone a Happy Empire Day!
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    tacblue got a reaction from Toph in Happy Empire Day!   
    Just wanted to give a hearty three cheers and wish everyone a Happy Empire Day!
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    tacblue reacted to Treganna in Headsets- Testing the Waters-   
    One of the pics does show the pad, but pretty much side-on.
    It's simply two 2 inch by 4 inch rectangles of leather stuck together.
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    tacblue reacted to Lizard23 in ID 30323 for the imperial security   
    Codecylinders, Rankbar, Beltoxes, Belt, Codedisc from Klaus Frässtüberl
    Boots: Hessen Antique (full Leatherboots)
    Fabric bought in Vienna and swen by my Tailor
    Gloves from E-Bay (full leather)

    Long live the Empire 
    Special Thanks to Stefan who always gave me good advice  
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    tacblue reacted to Verdelani in TK91345 Reporting for duty!   
    As of yesterday, I have been approved and welcomed officially into the 501st!!  TK91345 reporting for duty! 
    Many thanks to all the officers and other 501st members who helped me along my journey!
    Code cylinders are ready for processing.

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    tacblue reacted to Ammonites in Olive Green Uniforms   
    I'd suggest saving up the extra and getting the items from a better source, there's no rush to get these done.  All those listings you posted get their costumes from discount Chinese shops, which care only about pumping them out and not so much on quality of product or material.  They'd be great for a weekend costume.  And trust me, just getting them straight from AliExpress would be cheaper still.  Mostly the olive are from the female officer from Kenobi, but I saw a black uniform with hat, tunic, belt and pants for a total of $75.  Quick weekend costume, but not for 501st.
    I purchased my tunic and pants from Denuo Novo, and other pieces from 3 or 4 other vendors.  It can be pricey, but the quality is excellent.  Just save up and get one piece at a time.  Take your time and enjoy the build.
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    tacblue reacted to Tomzi in ID-27140   
    Here's my Line Officer Olive ! Approve today !


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    tacblue reacted to Bettina1138 in Dedra Meero CRL?   
    Hi there,
    here are pictures from me in my Dedra uniform. Don‘t worry, the Tunica does not have a yellowish tint. It's just my lights at home

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    tacblue reacted to Jimmiroquai in Dedra Meero CRL?   
    Hi! Just wanted to weigh in on the color of the tunic.

    Best way to color match, i've found, is to take pics of a physical piece of fabric in natural light (but in the shade) as well as synthetic light, (both warm and cold lighting).  

    When I made a prototype of the Andor ISB suit, i naturally assumed it was white.  But when we made it in white...it seemed off, too cold, compared to the Andor ISB.  So when someone in one of the imperial officer facebook pages said it was light grey, we tried to find a very light grey to match...and boy did it match!

    I'll let these pics speak for themselves:
    Image 1: the light grey armani fabric:

    Image 2: Clockwise from top left: Light grey tunic (natural light, indoors, morning) , white tunic (natural light) , Dedra's tunic, CRL white tunic

    Image 3: Clockwise from top left: CRL off-white/ecru tunic, Dedra, light grey tunic (under warm light, indoors), light grey tunic shadow (warm light indoors)

    You can also see the shade difference of Dedra's tunic against the white chair she's sitting on.
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    tacblue reacted to Fox in Anovos/Denuo Novo Imperial Officer uniform fit question   
    I can now provide more information the fit of the trousers and hat.
    The trousers run on the small side. My waist hovers around a 34-36. Medium is 32-34 and a Large is 36-38. My size should be right in the middle between their Medium and Large. I went with large. In theory there should be 2 inches to spare requiring a belt. Nope no belt needed.
    The hat is a strange fit. Tight on the sides, loose in the front and back.
    I'm 85% towards a complete costume.
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    tacblue got a reaction from kman in Anovos / DN fabric comparison   
    I think I made that original color comparison post.  I've got a set of the new olive tunic and pants coming.  I could compare to the old Anovos if there's interest.  I've got a DN black uniform as well.  While I don't have a black Anovos, the fabric looks pretty much the same as the one or two black Anovos ones I saw years ago.  Pretty sure they would work just fine together. 
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    tacblue reacted to AJHamler in Anovos/Denuo Novo Imperial Officer uniform fit question   
    I did indeed order my olive Line Officer tunic and hat on Monday, and did a pre-order on the pants.  I did the two orders separately, as I did not want the not-yet-available pants to slow down the shipping of the in-stock tunic and hat.  I needed have worried about that, because...
    ...both orders shipped today.
    Very pleased to see the 48-hour turnaround on my order, and with the UPS shipping I should see them by the end of the week.  Once they arrive, I'll let everyone know how they fit.
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    tacblue reacted to Eagle in Line Officer Color Question   
    Wampa of the left, cossky in the middle and anovos on the right. Anovos has the best and most accurate color. All however are approvable.

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    tacblue reacted to Tutanchseth in Dedra Meero CRL?   
    First: I support the decision to bring this to the LMOs as there seems to be some support for a separate CRL. That's what these topics are for: To exchange views. And I wrote 'some support' as I learned in LC that a lot of posts regarding a certain point of view definitely doesn't imply a majority. 
    Back to topic: I don't want a fundamental decision to be made on the basis of an individual case and the IOC to end up CRL-technically where the CTD is and - analogous to there - every displaced seam leads to a new CRL. Yes this is a polemic statement, but I get a crisis with every entry I have to make in the MemberDB (and that's a lot). So at this point my personal opinion on this aspect: 
    Am I in favor that as many costumes and their variations as possible can and should be represented within the 501st? Absolutely!
    Does this mean that there has to be a CRL for every one of them? No, please don't!
    In my view, CRL creation is about quality, not quantity. The more CRLs are created, the greater the administrative effort and the higher the probability of errors. And as Bob already stated, we're talking about individual costumes here. Every detail of an officer costume will differ if you compare a 2 meter guy with a 1,60 girl as they need to be fit to the wearer. 
    Would a standalone CRL for Dedra be a sign of female representing members of this Detachment? It certainly could be. On the other hand, the same was true for Ciena Ree, Rae Sloane, or Rose Tico in disguise, and there would be even more factors than gender identity that would come into play. There are a also a lot of other outstanding officers throughout the source material who don't have there own CRL. Therefore, my desired approach would be to look at what differences there are between Dedra and conventional ISB costumes and weigh whether these are really so essential (for me, this would not include different seam lengths) that it justifies a separate CRL.
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    tacblue reacted to Theblueguy808 in Dedra Meero CRL?   
    I'll try not to be too distracting, so I'll be brief. I don't think Deedra Meero is the main villain. I'd say it's an opinion. Syril Karn is more the main antagonist than Meero. He's in opposition specifically to the "Hero" Cassian than any of the others. Deedra is more the main antagonist to Luthen than Cassian for most of the series. If that makes sense, then any of the other ISB supervisors should get a CRL of their own or even Syril himself with his custom piping and tailoring. I personally like the way the Non-saga CRLs are written as they give members the freedom to do pretty much any imperial officer character. 
    That's my last word on it here.
    Let's discuss what are the merits of a new CRL creation elsewhere. What are the qualifications and what disqualifies a new CRL?
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    tacblue reacted to Theblueguy808 in Dedra Meero CRL?   
    Sorry, Tom, but saying any named officer needs a CRL then saying not every named officer needs a CRL in the same post sounds too much like a double standard. That doesn't sit right with me. What is unique about the costume to warrant a separate CRL? Truly unique. There isn't much in my eyes. To do a named character has always been to base the Executor and Imperator certification on the character. every CRL in the legion has something unique about them. Something that sets them apart from others. Unfortunately, there isn't anything unique about most officer costumes. That isn't the fault of the IOC. That is by design of the costume department of the production.
    After reading the progress on this multiple times and maybe this should be an extended conversation elsewhere, but from what I'm reading it's seeming more and more that this conversation is less and less about the actual costume and more about the fact that the character is female. Which bothers me. When did we start including gender into the creation of a new CRL?
    Maybe it's because I'm a male but I have never seen any backlash over female CRL's. The principle that has been for IOC CRL creations has always been based on unique details in a character's costume. Director Isard for example. A very unique costume due to the red tunic and trousers. Then there's Thrawn and the Rebel's Thrawn compared to other GAs. Again, unique compared to others. Dedra Meero getting her own CRL just because she's female is sexist.
    The 501st as a whole should not start the precedent of judging the person's appearance or gender. Only the costume and how it fits on the body. That is all and how it always should be. That's why we have a female as the CRL for the Rebels Era Thrawn right? Gender equality should always be present, but we shouldn't arbitrarily favor one over the other. If there truly is something unique in the costume by all means please find it, hunt it down, bring it to light and write the CRL and I'll rejoice as hard as anyone because I love to see new CRLs completed and hard work rewarded. But let's do it right first.
    Please someone correct me if I'm wrong or if I misunderstand something... and please don't misunderstand my opposition for discrimination. Sexual discrimination disturbs me greatly.
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    tacblue reacted to lantern2745 in Dedra Meero CRL?   
    I can't speak for any LMO administrations having not served on one.
    I can speak for previous IOC administrations having been your predecessor, and working with my predecessor and his.
    Where has there been resistance to CRLs for women?
    The CRL models could certainly be updated to feature a more diverse array of members, but in my time and in my various roles I was never privy to specific CRLs for women or feminine presenting members being denied for that reason alone.
    Seeing as you brought it up here, I'd appreciate elaboration on it here.
    - Jeff
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    tacblue got a reaction from Eagle in Happy Thanksgiving!   
    Happy Thanksgiving! 
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    tacblue reacted to ID6187 in Andor Non Saga Updates   
    Hi all, I confirm I have sell 36 my replica cylinder code with brass clips welded, plus 40 silver clips in two piece for real dosimeter Stephen a Pinewoods Studios UK for production to Andor series
    and the my clips silver are used in two piece in Rogue One, Solo,Mandalorian and Obiwan 
    for precision the clip of Andor are mounted in various mode 
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    tacblue reacted to chicken45 in ISB Attendant - Grey Imperial Officer Uniform   
    Added tunic and model pics. 
    Limited rank tiles to only one or two blue tiles.
    http://www.501st.com/include/images/crlblackhd.gif   Imperial Security Bureau Attendant Model ID-41538, Photo by Weijuan Chen    
    Description: Imperial Security Bureau Attendant
    Prefix: ID
    Detachment: Imperial Officer Corps
    Context: Andor
    ISB Attendants are junior officers of the Imperial Security Bureau who serve as assistants to ISB Supervisors. They were delegated various responsibilities by their commanding officers, but sometimes also held specific appointments, such as manning the ISB datavault. The ISB Attendants worked in the ISB Central Office on Coruscant, often within the offices of their superiors.
    For 501st membership only the requirements in black need to be met.
    The Imperial Officer Corp Detachment defines additional, optional levels of costuming excellence. In the page below, items listed in blue are optional features that will improve the quality of the costume. Items listed in red are intended to further enhance the finished costume. Please visit the Detachment website for more specific details.
    This CRL is a work in progress and is not yet ready to use for any approval!

    This Visual Guide has been reviewed by the detachment staff and the LMO team and is certified for use as a minimum approval guideline for GMLs. GMLs are free to approve this costume type.  
    This document is not intended to be a detailed how-to on costume construction; rather a visual guide to be used for 501st costume approval. Details on construction may be found on the respective costume detachment web forum. GMLs uncertain about an aspect of submitted costume shall post questions in the appropriate DL/GML peer review section of the Legion forum. Measurements given in this document are intended to be approximate and generalized; not criteria for approval. Requirements for all 501st costumes are proportional to the wearer in scale, fit and size. Text descriptions are only one part of the guideline. GMLs and costumers must consider both text and pictures (CRL and Reference) when reviewing the costume.

        Imperial Hat, Black Hat is OPTIONAL but only if a specific referenced licensed character’s typical uniform configuration is copied in full, and does not typically include a hat. Fabric is a medium weight suiting material matching the pants and tunic if applicable. Cavalry Twill or a Gabardine style weave is most accurate. Base of the hat is conical, with a crown about 4 inches (101.6 mm) tall. Front and rear “flaps” overlap on the sides, with the back flap over the front, and are about 4 inches (101.6 mm) high. Front bill extends 3 inches (76.2 mm) down, decorated with five (5), six (6) or seven (7) concentric stitches. Imperial Code Disk is positioned in the center of the front vertical flap.  
    OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): Code disk has NO notch in the outermost disk.  
    Tunic Fabric should be a medium weight, gray suiting material. Tunic is double-breasted with a left over right closure on the tapered yoke. Yoke comes up across the shoulder to the top shoulder seam. The standing collar has square corners and is between 1.25 inches (31.8 mm) to 2 inches (50.8 mm) tall dependent on wearer’s neck size. Collar closes snug. Modesty panel is OPTIONAL. Collar edges are closed with two (2) eye hooks. There are code cylinder pockets on both outside panels of the jacket from about halfway between the top and bottom on the arm hole. Sleeves are long, and without decoration, cuffs, or buttons. Sleeves contain 2 seams; one along the bottom and one along the back. Tunic is constructed with no top-stitching (stitches visible on the exterior surface of fabric). Hook and eye fasteners on the uniform should not be visible. Optional: Up to two (2) hooks may be added through the sides of the tunic to hold belt in place. Hooks must be black.  
    OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): There is a dart of about 2 inches (50.8 mm) in the top center of the yoke. There is a seam running the entire circumference of the tunic, dividing it along a line hidden by the uniform belt. The back of the tunic has princess seams that run vertically and turn outward to intersect the arm-hole seam at the vertical center. OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Tunic is secured on the right side by snaps, hook, & bar, buttons, or unseen magnets; not hook and loop fastener (Velcro). A lining is sewn in.  
    Rank Bar See the Imperial Rank Bar page for more information. Rank consists of colored plastic tiles mounted on a single or double metal or metal looking bar(s). Worn on the left side of the tunic over the heart, aligned with the code cylinder pocket. Each bar is approximately 1 inch (25.4 mm) to 1.25 inches (31.75 mm) in height. Length is determined by chosen rank. Rank tile dimensions and spacing are appropriate and proportional to the sizing of the bar to allow for even spacing from each other and the border of the bar: Rogue One/Solo style rank tile dimensions are approximately 0.59 inches (15 mm) wide, 0.82 inches (21 mm) tall, and 0.12 inches (3.2 mm) deep. Original Trilogy/Mandalorian style rank tile dimensions are approximately 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) wide, 0.75 inch (19 mm) tall, and 0.125 inch (3.2 mm) deep. Rank tile sizes must all be of the same style and are not to be intermixed. Please note that final dimensions of the bar may be proportional to the wearer. Rank bar corners are a hard 90 degree angle, or slightly rounded. Rank tiles are translucent, rectangular, positioned side by side in a vertical orientation, and evenly spaced. Only blue tiles are present for ISB Attendants. Only one or two rank tiles may be present. Color, quantity, and combinations of the tiles/bars are determined by rank and are appropriate to uniform type/color as supported by licensed reference.  
    OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): Rank consists of colored plastic push buttons (with white to off white insert) mounted on a metal bar. OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Chosen rank to match a specific officer seen onscreen or other licensed media.  
    Code Cylinders Two Code Cylinders per costume may be worn. No more than one code cylinder per pocket. Dosimeter style with correct silver clip (no brass) and Blue top.    
    OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):
    *Only real or replica dosimeters are used.  
    Belt The belt is constructed from a black, non-textured, leather, or a leather-like material. Approximately 2 inches (50.8 mm) in width, up to 2.5 inches (63.5 mm) is acceptable. There are no loops on the belt. A single large snap or rivet is visible approximately 1 inch (25.4 mm) from the buckle. The belt may be worn with the snap to the right or left of the buckle. It is preferred to wear the snap to the left of the wearer, unless emulating a specific licensed character. The buckle is constructed from a horizontally brushed metal, or metal looking material. The buckle size is approximately 2.6250 inches (66.7 mm) high and 4.1250 inches (104.5 mm) wide with 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) radius rounded corners. Buckle is adorned with an un-notched Imperial Code Disk at the center. Please refer to the Imperial Buckle reference page for information on accurate and inaccurate style buckles.  
    OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): Belt is made of leather. Belt has a groove at the top and bottom edge along the length of the belt. Buckle has a slight horizontal curve.  
    Jodhpur Trousers, Black Fabric is a medium weight suiting material matching the tunic. Cavalry Twill or a Gabardine style weave is most accurate. Trousers are flared riding breeches, with semi-stiff flares to the hip/thigh area. Breeches are worn with boots. Breeches are neatly pressed or ironed without creases. Pockets are acceptable, although must not be visible with the tunic on.  
    Officer Boots Knee-high, black, riding style, lace-less, smooth non-textured, leather or leather-like material. Boots have conservative heels. A single stretch panel or zipper may be present, they are to be hidden on the inner part of the boot shaft. Not visible from the front, side or back. The top of the boots may be flat or Spanish Style, but not Cowboy or Super Hero (pointed at the front) style. A small V-shaped notch may be present on the back of the boots top.  
    OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): Boots can have a zipper. OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Boots are made of leather. Not vinyl or PVC. Exact replicas of English riding (dress) boots or Equestrian boots.  
    Optional Accessories Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present appear as described below. If adding in an accessory after initial approval, the item still needs to be submitted to local GML for approval before use.
    Belt boxes (Non-Saga style) Dimensions are approximately 2 inches (50.8 mm) wide, 3 inches (76.2 mm) tall and 1 inch (25.4 mm) thick. Two boxes to be worn vertically, one each on either side of the belt buckle.  
    OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): Belt boxes are made of metal or cast resin. If resin, corners have a "stepped 90-degree cutout" in the shake of a square on all four corners of the face of the box.  
    Gloves Black, wrist length gloves constructed of a smooth, non-textured leather or leather-like material. Enclosed fingers. No buckles, straps, etc.  
    OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): Gloves have a plain back and no visible adornments. Gloves made of leather. Gloves end just past the wrist. OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Gloves have a notch centered in the edge below the palm. Slit may be straight or rounded.
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    tacblue got a reaction from TOUGHWEI in ISB Attendant - Grey Imperial Officer Uniform   
    Great job!! 
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