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Offline darthgaul

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Hello all: Another Newbie
« on: August 28, 2009, 07:08:50 PM »
Hi all,
I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Matt Gaul and i live in SE Portland.

I had heard about the 501st a couple of times in the past and filed it away as "that would be cool to do some day". I recently found the 501st web site while researching my Halloween costume for this year (Jango Fett but not up to 501st standards) and have been watching a few different forums (TDH, clonetroopers.net, thebhg.net, whitearmor.net) the last month or so.

I decided I want to join and get involved with trooping. I think I would like to start out with a TK armor or ep3 clonetrooper. That is if its possible for someone 6'3" and 300lbs to fit into such an armor. I probably won't have the funds to get started till after Halloween though.

I just wanted to say hi and declare my intent to join. I'm open to any advice you may have. 
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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 09:14:01 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Matt. Some easy costumes to get into that is more budget friendly are the Imperial Officer, Imperial Technician, Death Star Gunner.

Feel free to ask questions, man. Glad to have you here!

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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 10:48:31 PM »
Hello and welcome Matt we have clones and tk's so feel free to ask any questions...
Look sir,droids!!!!
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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 11:16:42 PM »
Matt,

As a fellow want to be, and Matt, welcome to the forum.  
« Last Edit: August 30, 2009, 03:34:57 PM by Oomar Galor »
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Offline darthgaul

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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 07:33:18 AM »
Thanks for the welcome :D
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Offline darthgaul

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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 07:48:01 AM »
TK question: I've been looking around the boards an learning about the various TK armors. I'm looking for the biggest set I can find. In some places I've seen it said that the FX armor is the biggest in others the RT or (RT-mod?) is. What do you guys think?

If this is inappropriate to ask let me know and i'll take it down.
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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 07:56:26 AM »
Hello Matt FX suits are bigger, alot of guy will get an fx suit with a master replica helmet.
Look sir,droids!!!!
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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009, 09:43:28 AM »
Jawa is pretty easy!

Just kidding.  Welcome!

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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009, 11:10:25 AM »
Hi Matt,

*cough, Scout, cough*,  :lol:

Welcome to the boards....

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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2009, 03:33:21 PM »
*cough, Scout, cough*,  :lol:
Hmmmmmmmm...
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Welcome to the boards....
Thanks! :)


Edit: Spent the last couple of hours researching Biker Scout Armor and it's looking like a really good option. I can buy it in pieces over time. I'm defiantly leaning towards Biker Scout now.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2009, 10:55:35 PM by darthgaul »
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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2009, 11:04:20 PM »
Welcome Matt!  Always good to see another hopeful member here.  :)

Scout seems like a very good choice, and I know the guys would love to have another Scout about.

Best of luck getting your gear together.

Cheers!

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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2009, 05:44:48 PM »
Welcome Matt!  Always good to see another hopeful member here.  :)

Scout seems like a very good choice, and I know the guys would love to have another Scout about.

Best of luck getting your gear together.

Cheers!

Thanks!  :D
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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2009, 05:48:04 PM »
I hope you guys don't mind me going on and on but I wanted so share some of my old costume photos. So I'm new to this whole 501st thing but not completely new to making costumes. This was my Halloween costume from 2 years ago. It's not accurate enough to join the Rebels but I had fun making it and a lot of fun wearing it. I won 1st place in the costume contest in the party I went to. :)
 
OK I can't figure out how to attach the images right now so I'll add links:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30307959&id=1002098774

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30307958&id=1002098774

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=444536&op=3&o=global&view=global&subj=1002098774&id=693567074
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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2009, 06:09:58 PM »
If only I had facebook :(
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Re: Hello all: Another Newbie
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2009, 06:13:04 PM »
I do... nice pics, man.

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