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Commander Thorn
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Model CC 79969, Photo by Daniel Parsons


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Description: Commander Thorn
Prefix: CC
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: The Clone Wars: Season 6

Commander Thorn serves in the Grand Army of the Republic with the prestigious Coruscant Guard. Thorn carries a Z-6 rotary blaster cannon which the commander refers to as the "Hammer."


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.

Thorn Helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Animated Phase II (CW) style helmet with commander attachments that include visor, and ear column antenna.
    • Realistic style helmets are not accurate.
  • Helmet is painted matte or satin white with red overlay.
  • Helmet is all white except for red front face design pattern.
    • Aerator tubes are all red except for three white stripes on each side that wrap around the tubes. Red flares back toward the vertical hash marks on tubes.
    • Red pattern extends into cheek indents.
    • Area below frown and around vocoder is red.
    • Area above frown and below lens is red except for white border that extends around eyes.
    • Red stripe pattern along center of lens continues above lens and turns into red wing pattern on left and right front of dome.
  • Visor is dark grey with light grey pattern detail on top.
  • Visor sits on the brow band and has arms that extend around indented band just behind the ear columns. Sides of visor to not touch helmet base and aerator tubes.
  • Dark grey Antenna is attached behind right ear column and extends above helmet.
    • Antenna base aligns with area between back recessed area and top of ear cap.
  • Low mowhawk on dome with a narrow ridge along each side.
  • 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.
  • Vocoder in chin indentation is painted black or dark grey.
  • Dark grey aerators with white center detail are located in the two front aerator tube indentions.
  • (3) Dark grey raised bumps on each ear.
  • (6) Black vertical hash marks on each side of helmet cheek.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey and has scuff marks.



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.


Thorn Shoulders.jpg Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Shoulder Armor.
  • Shoulders are tear drop in shape with all rounded edges.
  • Shoulder armor is not symmetrical.
    • The shoulders slightly curve back at the bottom.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white with red overlay.
  • Left shoulder has mounted antenna array.
    • Base of mount is red.
    • Antenna rod is grey.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey and has scuff marks.


Thorn Biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Upper Arm Armor.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Armor is cylindrical with no detail/sculptural features.
  • Two faded red horizontal bands about 6/10 inch wide and spaced 3/4 apart wrap around the lower half of the armor.
  • Outside surface of armor has a 1 inch wide vertical grey stripe.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
    • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Thorn Forearms.jpg Forearm and Elbow Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Forearm and Elbow Armor.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white with red overlay on elbows.
  • Both forearms have a 1 inch wide grey stripe that runs down the center front facing surface.
  • Right forearm has a compad with 6 small buttons, 1 large main button, and 1 slightly small rectangular button.
    • (2) Yellow buttons at wrist end.
    • (1) Red button in middle on body side.
    • (1) White button on body side next to large button.
    • Blue dash on large button.
    • All remaining areas are white.
  • Armor is seamless on the outside edge.
    • Due to the shape of the armor, a butted seam is acceptable on the inside if needed.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Elbows are separate pieces from the forearm armor.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
Thorn Hand Plates.jpg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Hand plates are mirror images of each other.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.



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.


Thorn Chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Chest Armor with Commander Badge.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white with red overlay on upper chest.
  • Chest and straps are completely overlaid with grey.
  • Commander Badge on left chest with (4) indented colored squares and an elongated trapezoid below the squares.
    • Base of plate is grey.
    • Indented trapezoid is dark grey.
    • Indented squares are peachy orange-purple-dark grey-white starting from the left.
  • Lower portion of the chest has an angular notch for the abdomen armor to fit and align with.
  • Chest and back armor match together at the sides with no open gap.
    • A seam line is present.
  • Shoulder straps are horizontally ribbed areas that sit slightly lower than chest and slightly narrower than adjoining chest shoulder area.
    • Straps appear as permanent extension of chest.
    • Shoulder straps are painted matte or satin green.
  • Red areas are weathered and expose underlying white.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey and has scuff marks.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Command badge is illuminated.
Thorn Back.jpg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Back Armor.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white with grey detail.
  • Back armor has a detail plate with consisting of (4) circles and (5) horizontal bars.
    • Circles and bars are painted grey.
  • Back and chest armor match together at the sides with no open gap.
    • A seam line is present.
  • Shoulder straps are horizontally ribbed areas that sit slightly lower than back and slightly narrower than adjoining back shoulder area.
    • Straps appear as permanent extension of back.
    • Shoulder straps are painted matte or satin green.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey and has scuff marks.


Thorn Abdomen.jpg Abdomen Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Abdomen Armor.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Abdomen armor protrudes out in the front middle to match the shape of the chest armor.
  • (4) Inset lines run up the front and spread outward and divide the abdomen into sections.
  • Abdomen armor joins at the rear and is covered by a center plate on back.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Shocktrooper Codpiece Animated.jpg Codpiece and Belt Front
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Cod Armor and Belt.
  • Armor and Belt are painted matte or satin white with red overlaid on Belt.
  • Belt is about 3" tall and divided into 1.75" wide segments.
  • Front of belt has a key/slot detail.
  • Belt boxes are mounted at the hips.
  • Cod and Posterior armor are connected at the hips.
    • Butted seams are permitted at this connection if required.
  • Red belt areas are weathered with various scuff marks that expose white.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


Thorn Posterior.jpg Posterior Armor, Belt Rear and Detonator
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Posterior Armor, Belt and Detonator.
  • Armor and Detonator are painted matte or satin white with red overlaid on Belt.
  • Belt is about 3" tall and divided into segments.
  • Cod and Posterior armor are connected at the hips.
    • Butted seams are permitted at this connection if required.
  • Detonator is centered on the back of belt with no control buttons.
    • Detonator has (2) lines that wrap around the tube and are about 1/2 to 5/8 inches from each end.
    • Line detail may be inset or painted on.
  • Detonator end caps have center area painted grey.
  • Red areas are weathered with various scuff marks that expose white.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Detonator lines are recessed.
Thorn Belt Box.jpg Belt Boxes
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Belt Boxes.
  • Boxes are attached to belt and centered along each side.
  • Boxes are painted matte or satin white with red overlaid.
    • Top side of the box is tapered outward.
    • Inset detail near the top has an upside down “U” shape.
  • Red overlay is weathered to expose white and has shades of grey.


Thorn Kama.jpg Kama
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Kama.
  • Kama is made of a heavy material, such as heavy canvas.
  • Kama is black with red trim.
  • Kama is attached under the belt and the front aligns with outside edge of the two front belt segments.
  • Back of kama is split all the way up to the belt.
  • Bottom edges of kama are rounded.
  • Kama extends to the middle of each knee.
  • Kama is weathered.


Thorn Holsters.jpg Holsters
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Holsters.
  • Holsters are painted matte or satin white.
  • Holsters connect to the belt via straps.
    • Straps are painted grey.
  • Holsters are weathered in shades of grey.


Thorn Thighs.jpg Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Thigh Armor.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white with red detail.
  • Front of thigh armor has a flat triangular area near the knee with a notch cut out for the knee armor.
  • A ridge line continues upward from the flat triangle area up to the top edge.
  • Rear of thigh has an indentation.
  • A 1 inch wide red 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 red stripes are painted on the upper half of each thigh piece.
    • These stripes extend from the previously mentioned red vertical side stripe to the front center armor ridge line.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey and has scuff marks.


Thorn Shins.jpg Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Animated style Phase II Lower Leg Armor with Knee.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white with red overlaid below the knee.
  • Front of lower leg armor has a triangular detail just below the knee and a hard ridge line that runs down the front of the shin.
  • Back of lower legs have an indentation just under the calf that extends down to the ankle.
  • The outside of the calf is seamless.
    • A clam shell opening on the inner seam is acceptable.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey and has scuff marks on the red that expose white.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless and has a calf spoon that inserts behind lower leg indent edge and is secured in place.
Thorn 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 area.
  • Boots are lace-less and have flat white soles.
  • Boots have a center strip running from the toe to the ankle.
  • A red strap across the top of the foot, and 2 flat red 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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