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ARF Trooper - Sgt. Hound
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Model CX 21214, Photo by ID 52212


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Description: ARF Trooper - Sgt. Hound
Prefix: CX
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: The Clone Wars: Season Five - Episode 18

Sergeant Hound serves in the Grand Army of the Republic as part of the prestigious "Coruscant Guard". A specialized division stationed at the capitol city. Specifically trained as a massif handler, Sergeant Hound is often accompanied by his patrol massiff named "Grizzer".


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.

IMPORTANT: The "Animated" armor design, seen in The Clone Wars CG Series, differs from the "Realistic" armor design used to create characters from the theatrical films and graphic novels.
See this thread at clonetroopers.net for the differences between the sculpts.

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.

Hound Helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Modified Phase II ARF style helmet.
  • Helmet is painted matte or satin white.
  • Visor is attached to the helmet just over the eye lens and surrounds the entire helmet just below the dome.
  • Smoked black eye lens.
  • Dome, visor, and face of helmet are painted with red markings indicative of the Coruscant Guard.
  • Upper and lower cheek areas are painted with a series of pointed grey peaks.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.



TC animated neckseal.jpg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Neck seal is black in color with no ribbing.
  • No logos or labels are visible.
    • If the seal is not incorporated as part of the under suit, a balaclava or other similar covering is acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Neck seal closes in the front via (2) small black snaps.


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.


Hound Shoulders.jpg Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte grey.
  • Left shoulder only:
    • Shoulder piece includes antenna array.
    • A silhouette of a massiff is painted on the center of the armor piece.
    • Red massiff, centered inside a white circle with red trim.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of light grey and various scuff marks.


Hound Biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor pieces are cylindrical with no detail/ sculptural features.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Biceps have 2 matte grey stripes around the entire piece.
    • The top of the upper stripe is approximately half way down the bicep. The bottom stripe sits approximately 1/4” off the bottom of the bicep.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.
Hound Forearms.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Right forearm has a compad with 6 raised buttons, with a larger rectangle above them. A smaller raised section is closest to the elbow.
    • The compad is painted white and weathered with shades of grey.
  • Armor is seamless on the outside edge.
    • Due to the shape of the armor, a butted seam is acceptable on the inside if required.
  • Elbow plate is integrated into the forearm and does not extend past the arm.
    • Elbow section is painted matte grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey and various scuff marks.


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.


Hound Handplates.jpg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Hand plates are mirror images of each other.
  • Hand plates have an angled peak that comes to a point over the index or middle finger, just past the main knuckle of the hand.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Hound Chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Upper portion of armor is painted matte grey.
  • Lower portion is painted matte or satin white.
  • Lower portion of the chest has an angular notch for the abdomen armor to fit into.
  • Chest and back armor match together at the sides and shoulder with no open gap.
    • Each side has a butted seam line where the front and back halves come together.
  • Grey shoulder straps are placed underneath the chest to connect to the back.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Hound Back.jpg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Rear center of back armor has detailed area that contains a O11 pattern.
  • Shoulder straps are placed over the chest and back armor at the seams.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Hound Abdomen.jpg Abdomen Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Top edge of the armor is curved to match the chest.
  • The ab armor protrudes out in the middle to match the shape of the chest.
  • 4 inset lines divide the abdomen armor into segments.
  • Abdomen armor and kidney armor connect at the sides with no open gap.
    • A butted seam between abdomen and kidney armor is acceptable.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Hound Belt.jpg Belt and Detonator
For 501st approval:
  • Belt is painted matte grey.
  • Belt is approx 3" tall and divided into 1.75" wide segments.
    • The front segments have a key/slot detail.
  • Belt boxes are mounted at the hips.
    • Belt boxes are painted matte grey.
  • Detonator is centered on the back of the belt .
    • Detonator s painted matte or satin white.
    • Detonator has no control buttons.
    • The detonator has 2 lines set in approx. 1/2" - 5/8” from the edges.
      • Lines may be recessed or painted on.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Detonator lines are recessed.
Hound Codpiece.jpg Codpiece
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Codpiece and Posterior armor are connected at the hips.
    • Butted seams are permitted at this connection if required.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Hound Posterior.jpg Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Posterior armor and codpiece are connect at the hips.
    • Butted seams are permitted at this connection if required.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Hound Kama.jpg Kama
For 501st approval:
  • The kama is made of a white heavy duty material, or heavy canvas.
  • Four red markings adorn each panel of the kama.
  • The kama has white trim.
  • The front edges of the kama line up with the outside edges of the front two panels of the belt.
  • The back of the kama is split all the way up to the belt.
  • The bottom edges of the kama are rounded.
  • The kama extends to the middle of the knee.


Hound Holsters.jpg Holsters
For 501st approval:
  • Holster is painted matte or satin white.
  • Holster is weathered with shades of grey.


Hound 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 with a notch cut out for the knee armor.
  • Extending from the top of the triangle, a ridge line travels up the front of the thigh to the top edge.
  • A 1 inch wide, matte grey vertical stripe, is painted from the top to bottom of the armor, on the outside of the thigh and just forward of center.
  • Two horizontal matte grey stripes are painted on the upper half of each thigh piece.
    • These stripes extend from the previously mentioned grey vertical side stripe to the front center armor ridge line.
  • Back of the thighs have an arched indented area.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
  • The armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Hound Shins.jpg Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Lower leg section is painted matte grey.
  • Knee armor is integrated with the lower leg.
  • Knees sections are painted matte or satin white.
  • The armor has a flat center triangle below the knee plate, with the single point facing downward.
  • The upper rear of the armor piece has a ridge wrapping around the back of the calf.
  • The lower rear of the armor piece has an arched indentation, just under the calf, that travels to the lower edge.
  • Due to the shape of the armor, a butted seam is permitted on the inside or back of the leg and is connected with hook and loop fastener.
    • The outside of the calf is closed.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Hound Boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Boots are matte grey, ankle high or tall enough to cover the ankle and eliminate any visible black undersuit.
  • Boots are lace-less.
  • Boots have a center strip running from the toe to the ankle.
  • A strap across the top of the foot.
  • 2 flat black discs on either side of the foot, terminating the strap.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boots have accurate notched sole.
Optional Accessories

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


CW animated dc17 pistol.jpg DC-17 Hand Blaster (animated style)
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, DC-17 pistols are designed for use as secondary weapons. Because they are widely recognized for their high stopping power and firing rate, many battlefield officers use them as primarily combat weapons.

  • This is the animated variant of the DC-17 blaster.
  • The number of pistols carried is dependent on the amount of holsters.


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