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Advanced Recon Commando - Null Class
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Model AR 75017, Photo by Stefanie Geveler


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Description: ARC Trooper - Null Class
Prefix: AR
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: Republic Commando Novels, Star Wars Insider, and Various other Appearances

Although the original attempt was to create twelve individuals, only six survived past the incubation period. the Null-class Advanced Recon Commandos were the first clones of Jango Fett created by the Kaminoan cloners, and the prototypes for the Grand Army of the Republic. They were deemed a failure by the Kaminoans and were not put into mass-production. However, Mandalorian mercenary Kal Skirata saved them from termination by the Kaminoans and later adopted all of them.

Note:

  • Available references show Null ARC troopers to have either Red or Blue markings on their armor.
  • Shown here is the red Null ARC, known by name as "Ordo".


Please note that this costume is also eligible for membership in The Rebel Legion.

The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

In the page below, items listed in blue are recommended features that will improve the quality of the costume. Items listed in red are intended to further enhance the finished costume.

For 501st membership only the requirements in black need to be met.

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.
  • Any uncertainties or questionable aspects of the submitted costume should be brought to the appropriate DL/GML peer review section of the legion forum.
Required Costume Components

The following costume components are present and appear as described below.

Null ARC Helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Phase I style helmet.
    • Some "name brand" helmets may be unacceptable.
  • Helmet Fin on dome.
  • Rear fin has a "brake light" cover installed.
  • Black eye lens.
  • Helmet frown is charcoal grey in color. Wire or plastic mesh is utilized inside the helmet to cover the open pieces of the frown.
  • (6) Primer Grey Vents on each side of helmet cheeks.
  • Command marking symbolizing rank:
    • 1. The top fin is painted the same command color as the remaining pieces of the helmet and continues down to the brow line.
    • 2. The indented wrap around the rear of the dome is painted in command coloring.
    • 3. The visor area is outlined with command coloring.
    • 4. A vertical stripe down the nose squaring off at the vocoder and wrapping around to the neck ring is painted in command coloring.
  • Ear holes may be painted light grey or remain white.
  • Rangefinder with silver stalk on right side of helmet.
    • Rangefinder top is painted the appropriate color to the character.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Helmet has the appearance of a neck ring.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Helmet has an enclosed complete neck ring that seals the helmet to the neck.
  • Fett-style Range Finder on right side of helmet.
    • Mounted in the ear, not to the outside.
  • Rear fin light is lit.
    • Light is steady, does not blink, and is composed of 3 LEDs.


Clone trooper neck seal.jpg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Neck seal is black in color with vertical ribbing or being smooth in appearance.
  • No logos or labels are visible.
    • If the seal is not incorporated as part of the undersuit, a balaclava or other similar covering is acceptable.


TK anh stunt undersuit.jpeg Under Suit
For 501st approval:
  • Black non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos.


Null ARC Pauldron.jpg Pauldron
For 501st approval:
  • Pauldron is Episode III style.
  • The left shoulder is colored with the same command coloring as the remaining armor components.
  • Right shoulder is all black.
  • Paneling on the remainder of the pauldron is black.


Null ARC Shoulders.jpg Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Shoulders are tear drop in shape with all rounded edges.
  • Command paint follows the contour the the shoulder armor.
    • Front shoulder line matches upper arm location and rear shoulder line matches with rear upper arm line.
    • The command stripe is continuous from one part to the next.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder armor is not symmetrical.
    • The Shoulder armor slightly curves back at the bottom of the shoulder.
Null ARC Biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Armor has a dimple on the lower area of the back of the arm.
  • The outside of the bicep has a hard line edge at the front that turns in.
  • The inside of the upper arm is rounded.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
    • Command paint semi covers part of the tricep indentation and 1/2" around the front of the bicep.


Null ARC Elbows.jpg Elbow Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • There are two elbows.
  • Both elbows have strapping.
    • The straps have a raised detail line at the top and bottom of the strap.
  • On the outside of each elbow, near the connection point of the elbow strap, there are detail slots that look like equal symbols.
  • Command paint covers the outside of the elbow and 1/2" - 3/4" of the return. **The remainder is painted matte or satin white
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Elbows are mirror images of each other with a notched area on the outside of the elbow above the detail marks.
Null ARC Forearms.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Both left and right forearms are mirror images of each other.
  • Right forearm has a compad with 8 small buttons,1 Large main button, and 1 slightly smaller rectangular button.
  • Forearm tops have a flattened triangular area with a ridge that comes to a point at the top of the forearm.
  • Armor is seamless on the outside edge.
    • Due to the shape of the armor, a butted seam is acceptable on the inside if required.
  • Command paint starts at the back of the bottom triangle of the forearm and continues in a straight line to the top of the forearm.
    • The top line starts 1/4" from compad location on right arm and continues in a vertical line.
    • The area between these two lines is filled in with command coloring.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
  • Compad has detail antenna on the left.
  • Instead of a hard edge the top of the forearm has a bone ridge.
Null ARC Handplates.jpg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Hand plates are mirror images of each other.
  • Hand plates have a top curving ridge that come to a point over the index or middle finger just past the main knuckle of the hand.
    • Hand plates are painted with command coloring.



Generic-black-gloves.jpg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black over the wrist gloves made of leather, nylon, or other low pile fabrics.
  • Gloves cover any exposed skin.
  • Gloves do not show any labels or logos when the armor is worn.


Null ARC Chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Two detail slots on right breast.
  • Chest and back plate match together at the sides with no open gap.
    • A seam line is present.
  • Shoulder straps are placed underneath the chest to connect to the back.
  • There are (4) 3/4" dots, painted in command coloring, centered on the left breast in a horizontal line.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder straps are slotted into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
Null ARC Pouch.jpg Ammo Pouch
For 501st approval:
  • On the right side of the chest, over the right breast, is two or three compartment black leather ammo pouch.


Null ARC Back.jpg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Rear center plate has detailed area that contains 4 circles.
    • Under the circles at the left side of the back there are two parallel lines.
    • On the right side of the back there is a squared detail.
  • Chest and back plate match together at the sides with no open gap.
    • A seam line is present.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder straps are slotted into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
  • Highly detailed resin insert replaces softer details.
Null ARC Abdomen.jpg Abdomen Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Four 1/4" diameter holes per side on indents of ab plate.
    • Eight holes total.
  • Abdomen section wraps around the wearers body and is sealed at the sides or back.
  • Abdomen armor is completely contained under the chest and back armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless at the sides and closed in the back.
    • A detail plate covers the seam line and hides all work.
Null ARC Cod Posterior.jpg Codpiece and Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Codpiece and Posterior armor connect at the hips.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Hips are connected via a snap with the correct detailed shape of the armor at the connection point.


Clone Belt copy.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Realistic style belt, boxes, and detonator.
  • Belt, boxes and detonator are painted matte or satin white.
  • Belt front, between front boxes, has three vertical rectangle indents which are spaced apart by two protruding rectangle areas.
    • The rest of the belt is flat surfaced with raised edging on top and bottom that run along the rest of the belt.
  • Eight Belt Boxes are attached to Belt, with four on each side.
    • The two largest Boxes are in front with angled top surface that is higher toward the center.
    • The smallest boxes are located behind the front boxes, about 1/8 inch apart and have an angled end on top.
    • The medium sized matching boxes, with flat top cover, are about 1/8 inch from smallest boxes.
    • Left rear box is spaced closer to detonator and has two square buttons in the top left corner, and two dashed indented detail marks on bottom right.
  • Right rear box is spaced closer to detonator and has a bar with two small cylinders centered, and two dashed indented detail marks on bottom left.
  • A detonator is centered and attached to back of Belt.
    • Detonator tube is about 2 1/4 inch diameter with wider detailed end caps.
    • Seven horizontally aligned square buttons are on left side of tube, facing backwards.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boxes are notched on back and fit flush to belt.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Back of belt, between rear boxes, has horizontal ribbing.
  • Detonator connects to back of belt without any visible clips and is firmly secured in horizontal position.
Null ARC Kama.jpg Kama
For 501st approval:
  • The Kama is black or extremely dark gray.
  • Kama is made of a heavy material like denim or duck cloth, similar to that seen in the films.
  • Kama is trimmed along the border with matching color fabric to rank.
  • The rear of the Kama has a triangle split.
  • Kama starts at the front belt boxes.
  • The Kama extends to the bottom of the knee armor.


Null ARC Thighs.jpg Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Front of thigh armor has a flat triangular area near the knee.
    • From the top of the triangle, a ridge line travels up the front of the thigh to the top edge.
  • Rear of the thigh has an indention.
  • Armor is seamless.
  • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Outside lower edge of the thigh comes to a point.
    • Inner lower edge is rounded.
Null ARC Knees.jpg Knee Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Knees wrap around the front of the leg.
  • From top center a raised detail line is present.
  • Knees are strapped to the leg via a white strap with a raised center area that wraps around the leg and connects on both sides of the Knee.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Center strap is primer gray.
  • Connection between the knee and the strapping has a detail clip.
Null ARC Shins.jpg Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Lower Legs are mirror images of each other.
  • The front of the armor has a triangular detail at the top of the leg and a hard ridge line down the front of the shin.
  • Back of the lower legs have an indentation just under the calf that extends down to the ankle.
  • The outside of the calf is closed.
    • Calf can have an access area on the inside of the leg.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless with a trap door access through the indent in the rear of the lower leg.
  • Outside of the lower leg has a pointed tip at the top edge.
  • Inside of the lower leg is rounded off at the top.


Clone shoes copy.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • White, ankle high or tall enough to cover the ankle and eliminate any black undersuit visible at the ankle.
  • Boots are lace-less.
  • The boots have armor detail to include a natural seam at the toe and a strap that goes over the top of the foot with two protruding disks at each side of the strap.
  • There are no markings or labels from the shoe makers.
  • Boot soles are flat.
  • Boot soles are colored primer grey.


Optional Accessories

Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present appear as described below.

Null ARC Captain Pistols.jpg Captain Rank Pistols and Holsters
For 501st approval:
  • Used by Null ARC's at the rank of Captain.
  • Holster and pistol set uses a modified blaster with longer barrels.
  • Modified holsters to accommodate the pistols.



DC15 carbine.jpg DC-15S Blaster
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries the DC-15S is smaller in scale than the DC-15A blaster rifle. Although it has a shorter range than that of the "A" model, it is easier to handle with a higher rate of fire. It features a folding stock for braced firing.

  • Realistic Clone Style DC-15S Blaster.
  • Blaster may be scratch built out of plastic, wood, metal or cast in resin.
  • Blaster has realistic Episode II or Episode III details:
    • Wire frame sight.
    • Folding stock.
    • (12) radiator fins evenly spaced along the length of barrel.
    • Igniter detail knobs.
    • Charge magazine clip on right side.
  • Total length is approximately 26“ (66 cm).
  • Because of the scale, the Hasbro version is incorrect.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Charge magazine detail on clip is metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Detail bolts and screws are metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Igniter knobs have some copper coloring.
  • Blaster is weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Functioning Blue LED is installed in barrel.


DC15 rifle.jpg DC-15A Blaster Rifle
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DC-15A is a tibanna gas, cartridge powered weapon. Hyper-ionized blue plasma bolts are more than capable of penetrating armored units. Exceptionally effective against both droids and contemporary targets.

  • Realistic Clone Style DC-15A Blaster Rifle.
  • Blaster rifle is scratch built out of plastic, wood, metal or cast in resin.
  • Blaster has realistic Episode II or Episode III details:
    • Flip up sight in down position.
    • (10) radiator fins evenly spaced along the length of barrel.
    • Power setting adjuster detail lever.
    • Sniper Scope attached under rifle in storage position.
    • Charge magazine clip on left side.
    • Igniter detail knobs.
  • Total length is approximately 55 inches (139.7 cm).
  • Because of the scale, the Hasbro version is not allowed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Charge magazine detail on clip is metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Detail bolts and screws are metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Igniter has some copper coloring.
  • Power setting adjuster detail lever is metal or gun metal grey.
  • Sniper scope is metal or gun metal grey.
  • Blaster is weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Functioning Blue LED is installed in barrel.

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