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About HappyTrooper

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  • Birthday 02/20/1974

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  1. Forum Name: HappyTrooper TKID: DZ-10900 Event: Children's Tumor Foundation NF Walk - Richmond, VA Date: 06/10/2017 Costume: Tusken Raider
  2. Forum Name: HappyTrooperTKID: DZ10900Event Name: Fair Lakes Spring Fest Community CarnivalEvent Location: Fairfax, VAEvent Date: June 3rd, 2017Costume: Tusken Raider
  3. DZ10900: Cornhole champion of the Jundland Wastes!
  4. Forum Name: HappyTrooperTKID: DZ10900Event Name: DC Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation Father/Son NightEvent Location: Fairfax, VAEvent Date: 05/22/2017Costume: Tusken Raider
  5. Some Jawas gave DZ-10900 a great rate on a new Hummer. Just traded in the Bantha, ready to cruise the Jundland Wastes in style!
  6. Welcome Rob! I'm in Tyranus too, up in NoVA. Hope to see you at a troop some day Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Forum Name: HappyTrooperTKID: DZ10900Event Name: EagleFest Carnival & Silent Auction Fundraising Event for school PTA, Technology & Cultural Arts budget Event Location: Fairfax, VAEvent Date: 05/20/2017Costume: Tusken Raider
  8. Forum Name: HappyTrooperTKID: DZ10900Event Name: Ellie's Hats Pancake Breakfast, raising awareness for childhood cancer Event Location: Fairfax, VAEvent Date: 05/20/2017Costume: Tusken Raider
  9. Forum Name: HappyTrooperTKID: DZ-10900Event: Ellie's Hats Childhood Cancer Awareness Car Show and Spring Fling hosted by Casey's Automotive in Chantilly, VADate: 04/30/2017Costume: Tusken Raider
  10. Forum Name: HappyTrooperTKID: DZ-10900Event: May the 4th / Rogue One showing for Washington West Film Festival @ Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse Date: 05/04/2017Costume: Tusken Raider
  11. Forum: HappyTrooperTKID: DZ-10900Event: Ellie's Hats Childhood Cancer Awareness fundraiser, SpringFest & Car Show: Chantilly, VADate: April 30, 2017Costume: Tusken (the Jawa in the photos is from the Galactic Academy: CDZ2646)
  12. Congratulations Brad! Job well done!
  13. This is awesome, I love scratch builds. Props to you my friend, keep up the good work! Excellent job on that snout/nosepiece!
  14. Greetings Denizens! Building props using home improvement store parts has become an addiction. My daughter is a Jawa with the Galactic Academy. Ever since she's watched ANH, she has wanted an ION blaster to complement her outfit. We set out on a quest to build the Ion blaster that took out R2. We drew up some templates based off of a set of Lee Enfield rifle blueprints. Once we had a plan for the stock, we looked for the other accessories at Lowe's and Home Depot. In addition to my home improvement store prop addiction, I also have an affinity for making videos. It gives us all another excuse to wear our costumes. The instructions for making this prop are in video format. Here's are a few pics of the finished product: The blaster can also be fitted with an LED: Here's a list of materials and tools that were used: COMPONENTS Templates FREE http://wp.me/p6OqN2-1uy ½” PVC x 2’ $1 https://goo.gl/9j1RVf ¾” PVC x 2’ $2 https://goo.gl/Rx1gDI 3” PVC x 2’ $6 https://goo.gl/Y0IzGE 1-½” x 3” PVC adapter coupling fitting $3 https://goo.gl/Xokv0C 1-½” x ¾” PVC reducer bushing $2 https://goo.gl/HCCknK ¾” x ½” PVC reducer $1 https://goo.gl/duhano ½” PVC cap 40cents https://goo.gl/pahvY9 ½” PVC clamps $1 https://goo.gl/cWENUe 1” (¾” actual) board $9 https://goo.gl/zj8Ved #8 x 2-½” wood screws $1 https://goo.gl/bNTjnp #8 x 1” wood screws $1 https://goo.gl/sxE3OY #4 x ½” pan head sheet metal screws $1 https://goo.gl/AEvnx4 Flat aluminum bar $3 https://goo.gl/9a5kbJ Etsy coin battery & switch (optional) https://goo.gl/6e4r7v Etsy LED (optional) https://goo.gl/NBN9oZ TOOLS Jigsaw http://amzn.to/2ptBfNT Small Vice https://goo.gl/kGb5L8 Clamps https://goo.gl/7LI6Da Hacksaws https://goo.gl/Vyhv9v Drill http://amzn.to/2nEpJTa Various drill bits http://amzn.to/2oXBEvC Phillips Screwdriver Sandpaper (assorted grits - 120, 220, 400) Dremel (optional) http://amzn.to/2ptubki Trim Router & ½” core box bit (optional) https://goo.gl/GoiZd7 BUILDING & FINISHING MATERIALS Wood filler Wood stain of your choice Polyurethane finish of your choice Elmer’s wood glue E6000 adhesive Rustoluem Painter’s Touch Gray Primer Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Metallic Aluminum Rustoluem Painter’s Touch Flat Black General’s Powdered Graphite http://amzn.to/2oXKQQJ Krylon Satin Clear If you like to build stuff, this is a fun quest! Thank you for viewing
  15. Excellent job on the blaster! Love the pic of Michael Rooker holding it.