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     Post subject: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
    PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:55 pm 
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    Name: Dave Johnston
    Hello, all!

    My name is Dave Johnston. I'm Reef's dad.

    Many, many years ago (when Star Tours was brand new in Anaheim) I worked as a costumed character at Disneyland. Over 30 years, seven children (one wife) and 2 grandchildren (and counting) later I've finally given in to angst and nostalgia. I love the idea of being a "bad guy doing good", and inspired by my son who is a member of this garrison I've embarked on my first build. (I know I'm going to be leaning pretty heavily on his, and everyone else's, help!)

    I've picked a FO TFA Stormtrooper because

    a) I like the flexibility of character
    b) I never got to be a Trooper at the park (my assignments were . . . different. Stories for another time...)
    c) Had I stayed I would have very likely gotten to be a Stormtrooper - a dream come true.
    d) I think they look cool!

    Raw Amour arrived yesterday (Jim Tripon made flexible fiberglass that I bought from a guy in Florida who just felt that he had too many projects going on right now), boots, blaster and other parts have been ordered, and I'm excited (albeit a bit nervous) to get putting it all together.

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to be significantly raising the average age of the Garrison, but I hope be Trooping soon!

    Cheers,

    - Dave


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     Post subject: Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
    PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:05 pm 
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    Welcome, Dave! We are excited to get to know you and hear your stories.

    I have Tripon helmet as well (Phasma). He puts out excellent stuff!

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     Post subject: Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
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    Welcome Dave, I hope all goes well and very best of luck with your build.

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     Post subject: Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
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    Location: Bozeman, MT
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    Name: Reef Johnston
    Hey, that's my dad! Haha

    Very excited to help with this build!

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     Post subject: Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
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    Welcome aboard. As another more seasoned adult, it's nice to have some more "advanced" members...lol.

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     Post subject: Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
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    Name: Matt Drew
    Howdy!
    Glad to see another "seasoned" member.
    Hey, is Reef Fixer?!?!?
    I think I've seen that guy recently! LOL

    I dig the FO troopers, too. They have some really cool variants.
    Hope to meet up soon!


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     Post subject: Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
    PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:53 pm 
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    Name: Dave Johnston
    Here is the link to the Blog about my build:

    https://myfotkbuild.blogspot.com/


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     Post subject: Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
    PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:03 pm 
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    Name: Dave Johnston
    I've started a blog narrative of my build process. It's a work in progress, but you can check it out here -> https://myfotkbuild.blogspot.com/

    Cheers,

    - Dave


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     Post subject: Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
    PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:13 am 
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    Maltster wrote:
    Howdy!
    Glad to see another "seasoned" member.
    Hey, is Reef Fixer?!?!?
    I think I've seen that guy recently! LOL

    I dig the FO troopers, too. They have some really cool variants.
    Hope to meet up soon!

    Yes he is Fixer. Where did you see him?

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     Post subject: Re: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
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    IMPACT-1 wrote:
    I've started a blog narrative of my build process. It's a work in progress, but you can check it out here -> https://myfotkbuild.blogspot.com/

    Cheers,

    - Dave


    Thank you for sharing this! It will be helpful for anyone looking to put together a FOTK.

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