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Shock Trooper
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Model Shock Trooper, Photo by Unknown


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Description: Shock Trooper
Prefix: CT
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Shock troopers are specialist soldiers serving in the Republic Military as part of the prestigious Coruscant Guard. They are distinguished as part of the guard by their many red armor markings. The Shock troopers increase security and order on Coruscant acting primarily in a police capacity. Their duties also include escorting and providing body guards for diplomats and other dignitaries including the Supreme Chancellor.


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.

Shock trooper Helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Phase II helmet.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Red painted mowhawk on top of dome.
  • There are 12, evenly spaced, vertical red stripes on the front forehead section of the dome.
  • Black eye lens.
  • The charcoal grey frown has 6 removed teeth spaces.
    • Black colored wire or plastic plastic mesh is utilized inside the helmet to cover the open pieces of the frown.
  • The front chin area is painted red.
  • The front section of the aerator tubes have (6), evenly spaced, horizontal red stripes.
  • The indented cheek areas are painted red.
  • The side vent tubes have (8) evenly spaced dark blue vertical stripes.
  • Ear caps are painted a dark grey.
  • Around the rear of the upper helmet is an indented helmet band which is painted primer grey.
  • The indented rear sections of the helmet are painted red.
  • Weathering of red areas include various scuff marks.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.
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.


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.


Shock Trooper Shoulders Realistic.jpg Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted red.
  • Shoulders are tear drop in shape with all rounded edges.
  • Shoulder armor is not symmetrical.
    • The shoulders slightly curve back at the bottom.
  • Weathering of red areas include various scuff marks.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Shock trooper biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
    • Two 3/4 inch red stripes, spaced approximately 1/2 inch apart, encircle the lower part of the upper arm.
  • 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.
  • Weathering of red areas include various scuff marks.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.



Clone elbow copy.jpg Elbow Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Realistic style elbow armor.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Elbow straps have a raised detail line at the top and bottom of the strap.
  • Armor has two parallel dashed detail slots on each outside edge of elbow at the strap connection.
  • Elbows are mirror images of each other with a notched area on the outside of the elbow above the detail marks.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Clone gauntlets copy.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • 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.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Compad has detail antenna on its left.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Instead of a hard edge, the top of the forearm has a bone ridge.


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.



Clone Hand Guards.jpg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Realistic style hand plates.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white
  • 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.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Shock trooper Chest 2 copy.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
    • Top of the chest is painted red.
    • The red stops at all the return edges.
  • Two detail slots on right breast.
  • Chest and back armor match together at the sides with no gap.
    • A seam line is present.
  • Shoulder straps are slotted into the detail ridges of the top connection points
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
Clone Back Realistic.jpg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Rear tank has detailed area that contains 4 circles.
    • Under the circles, at the left side of the back, there are two parallel lines and the right of the back there is squared detail.
  • Back and chest armor match together at the sides with no gap.
    • A seam line is present.
  • Shoulder straps are slotted into the detail ridges of the top connection points
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Highly detailed resin insert replaces softer details.
Clone abb2.jpg Abdomen Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Eight 1/4" diameter holes, with four holes inside each indented channel of the abdomen.
  • Abdomen armor wraps around the wearers body and is sealed at sides or back.
  • Abdomen is completely contained under the chest and back armor.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Abdomen is seamless at the sides and closed in the back.
    • A detail plate covers the seam line and hides all work.
CLone cod and rear.jpg Cod and Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Cod and Posterior armor connect at the hips.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Hips have correct detail connector snap and edge feature at the codpiece and posterior side connection.
Shock trooper belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted red.
  • 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.
Shock trooper thigh armor copy.jpg Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
    • A 1 inch wide red stripe travels the length of the outside thigh, just forward of center.
    • From that vertical line, two 2 inch red stripes, spaced one inch apart, end at the front thigh armor ridge.
  • 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):
  • The outside lower edge of the thigh armor comes to a point.
    • The inner lower edge of the thigh armor is rounded.
Clone knees copy.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.
Shock Trooper Shins.jpg Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted red.
  • 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 travels 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):
  • Calves are seamless and have a trap door access through the indent in the rear of the lower leg.
Shock Trooper Boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Red, 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.


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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