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 Clan Plan for the Future

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Clan Plan for the Future
« on: Jan 03, 2014, 05:20 PM »
The BC forums are pretty quiet... Let's see if we can change that! 8)

We've got a couple Official Members, and plenty of potential members, but everything, from builds to forum participation, seems to be moving slowly. Perhaps starting to plan out Clan things will be the thing that gets people motivated, the one thing that finally breaks the dam and unleashes a wave of activity here in BC! ...Or not :P
We've got a New Member Check-In and kinda Off-Topic thread and a Forum Member Roster (that could use an edit ;) ), but how about a thread to plan things like our Clan name, Clan Crest, and maybe even a preliminary vote on leadership?

I've recently gotten a job so I soon will have cash to buy the last few things I need to start my kit, things that have eluded me and my tiny budget up until now, and I could even be Official by my 18th birthday in May. That's enough for a squad!
I do have some ideas for the Crest, at least, but I can't upload the picture just yet :rolleyes:

Just looking for some participation! If you have a thought, share it! It doesn't matter if you're Official or not, an active forum member or not, all opinions count! Let's get organized!

Oya!

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2014, 03:17 AM »
Here are some tips for how to succeed as a clan.

1) Network.  In order to build a membership base and get events, it's important to network.  Get to know your local 501st members.  You have a bunch in BC.  Some of them are working on Mando's too!  I keep bugging them to put build threads up here.  In Alberta, it's kind of easy.  Most of our events start out as 501st requests, and I branch them out to RL and Mercs.  As you get more members here, I'll try to bug the ORS to cross post events over here too.  But anyways, build friendships and get to know other costumers and event organizers.  Conventions are the prime place for that to happen of course.

2) Talk.  Post things in the forums, on facebook, wherever.  Get people motivated.  Encourage, encourage, encourage.  Be positive.

3) Have armour parties.  This is one of the best ways to intruduce your friends to costuming and help everyone learn new skills.  One person might be working with vacformed parts, another is weathering sintra armour, another is doing leatherwork, and someone is scaring everyone else by the way they hold a dremel/drill/exacto knife/slice of Hawaiian.  Teach each other, and learn from each other.  Have plenty of band-aids and iced tea.  And as we say in Hett'ciri Clan, it ain't an armour party until sparks fly.


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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2014, 04:30 PM »
Thanks for the tips Sidewalker! ;D I'll see what I can do about those first two ;)

EDIT:

I was wondering if anybody is active on FaceBook? We could start a group over there and keep in touch?

Oh, and here's that Crest I mentioned:


I've had this idea hanging around for a long time! I was listening to the episode of Keldabe Talk Radio where Frost first calls Canadians "Mooses" and "Meese", and later that day I found a music CD from a local artist with the above graphic of a moose skull on it ;D Because it's an almost exact copy of what was on the CD I don't think we should use it as it stands, but perhaps it can get us moving in a direction, at least.

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2014, 01:27 PM »
If you were not in the know.  Hett'ciri does now have a FB up. 
Be sure to sign up or ask Sidewalker for an invite. 
Invasion of Gottacon occured this weekend. 
I found out some important tips.  My Beskar'gam is still heavy (plan accordingly for your build), and I look forward to my new helm, (thank you Air Canada for crushing my 2nd helm to an from Dragon con) hope it is wider than my present, my eyebrow ridge swelling has reduced as well as the bruising from donning an removing too small a helmet.  I envied the Spartan he had a nice big helm.

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #4 on: Mar 04, 2014, 02:04 PM »
No, I was not in the know! I'll have to go find that page sometime :)

Though, this thread is more intended for planning our clan, here in BC. For now we are Hett'ciri, and it's awesome being able to say that, but we are not all that far away from needing to split off and form our own chapter of the Mercs and that's what I hoped this topic could assist.
But, then again, maybe I'm jumping the gun... Sure we've got loads of potentials, but hardly anyone is really having a prescence on the boards, so maybe we aren't as ready for a clan as I thought?

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #5 on: Mar 04, 2014, 04:28 PM »
The FB site I believe is for Offical members.

If you want to go Clan you need to recruit!

My wife serves the CF an is presently at Sea, when she returns, I will be able to touch up her costume and submit her application.
My friend Andrew lives in Van and is a chronic procrastinsator.   I may have to visit him and build his suit around him. 
I have a final friend in the Okanagan that may be interested in joining us as his B Fett.
Those are my potential recruits to get us to higher numbers and Clan status. 

If you want to go Clan, you must be seen at events!

Pressence and numbers.
We need to be seen at events so that people know we exist.  Handing out flyers talking shop, providing PR escort, etc.
We need numbers, 3 for a Clan is fine, but to look good, for people to take notice 5 or more mandos in a group photo, gives an impact!

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #6 on: Mar 05, 2014, 02:37 AM »
Hey hey! I am still alive and kicking and up island from the Red guy! :D

I should message you when next I'm down your way. It happens often enough with family scattered about this province.

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #7 on: Mar 07, 2014, 03:34 PM »
Door is always open... till you piss me off  ;D

If anyone is ever on the Island / Victoria / Colwood you can reach me 778 433 8584

In the real world I go by Randy

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #8 on: Apr 02, 2014, 01:24 PM »
Hey, I'm here too, (sometimes - ha!).  The girlfriend and I have a new kid so we are kinda busy.

We live in Ladysmith, and can be texted at 250 240 0704 if needed to be reached sooner than later, (plus it will be helpful to be reached at FanExpo too!).

Also, any other VI peoples out there may like to attend this yearly event. It was just Star Wars themed last year, but now is just things nerdy.  I went last year and plan on going again.  :)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/156942261146386/

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #9 on: Jul 07, 2014, 04:12 PM »
Just passed my old armour on to a buddy, big helmet, and a little leather work and he'll be ready to go.

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #10 on: Aug 08, 2014, 05:58 AM »
necroposting.

more or less just need to finish my soft parts and I'll apply in the next couple weeks.   I have a side project that needs some sewing as well so I'll get it all knocked out at the same time.

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #11 on: Aug 10, 2014, 06:27 PM »
I came across this while looking for a sigil for my kit.   The artist didn't watermark, sign, copyright or otherwise give any way to track down who made it to ask permission or compensate the artist.   I am thinking it's going on my shoulder plate and put it forward as a clan sigil.



I found it on google images under "simple tribal griffin head" or some combination of those terms and the link brought me to a dead website when I clicked it.

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #12 on: Aug 10, 2014, 10:19 PM »
well I was at a armour party today and there was atlease 3 people that where in on the mando thing and one who is adam is building his armour as we speak.

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #13 on: Aug 10, 2014, 10:21 PM »
An armor party in the lower mainland and I didn't know about it?   The nerve of you kids. .   Lol    good to hear 😊

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Re: Clan Plan for the Future
« Reply #14 on: Aug 10, 2014, 10:21 PM »
and i am waiting for some peices to come in and i start to paint the upper half of my armour tomorrow and sew the last three ammo pouches and attach them to the belt .

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