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Hardcase (Phase 1)
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Description: Hardcase (Phase 1)
Prefix: CT
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: The Clone Wars: Season 2 - Episode 10

Hardcase serves in the Grand Army of the Republic. This is his Phase 1 armor which he uses while scouting the wetlands, during the battle of Salucami.


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: Effective June 1 2012, the 501st will no longer be approving realistic interpretations of Clone Wars CG characters. The armor sculpt must match the character being recreated. See this thread at clonetroopers.net for the differences between the sculpts.

  • This CRL is a work in progress.
  • While this costume must be approved by the Legion Membership Officer, submissions should still go to the local GML, who will post the application in the appropriate section of the Legion forum.
  • If you have this costume and would like to assist with this CRL, please contact your detachment leader!
  • Please note that the use of the word "should" below does not indicate that a requirement is optional. All instances of should will be replaced with must as this guide is completed.

Required Costume Components

The following costume components must be present and appear as described below for approval .

Blankwhite.gif Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Helmet painted matte white.
  • The top surface of the helmet fin is painted blue. This blue stripe continues forward of the fin and comes to a point just above the front brow band.
  • Surrounding this center stripe is a thin box design resembling that of a top hat. this design includes a small blue dot under each side.
  • The helmet eye lens and nose area are outlined in blue with the lines converging to a single vertical stripe over the chin area.
  • The line across the top of the lens extends up and around each ear piece, blending seamlessly into the rear indented helmet band.
  • The rear indented helmet band is also the same shade of blue.
  • Each cheek has two, blue colored, dash marks.
    • The marks closest to center are larger and bend outward near the bottom.
    • Extending from the bottom edge of these bent marks is a long thin streak which flows onto the lower portion of the helmet. Below the streak is a smaller blue dot.
  • Side vent tubes have 4 hash marks on each.
  • If weathered, the blue areas include various scuff marks and fading.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


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


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.



TC animated grunt shoulders.jpg Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • Armor must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Shoulders should be padded so as not to sit flat against the arms. The top of the bell should sit 3/4" - 1" above the natural shoulder.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated grunt biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Armor has a notch on the lower area of the back of the arm that matches up with the elbow armor.
  • Armor must be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated grunt forearms.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Left forearm must have a compad that has 4 main square recessed areas and 1 slightly smaller square recessed area. The smaller recess is closest to the elbow.
  • Armor must be 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, extending up to fit into the notch on the bicep.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated handplates.jpg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Painted with a base color of matte or satin white.
    • If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • 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.
For level two certification (if applicable):

Armor must be weathered.

For level three certification (if applicable):


Generic-black-gloves.jpg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black over the wrist gloves made of leather, nylon, or other low pile fabrics. Gloves must not show any labels or logos once the armor is on and cover any exposed skin.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor painted with a base of matte or satin white.
  • Center of chest area is outlined with a narrow blue stripe.
    • As this line reaches the collar opening it stops short and ends with a separated blue dot on each side.
  • Outside of the narrow stripe is a wider blue stripe outline of the same shape.
    • This outline differs in that, after reaching the bottom of the armor, it bends back to wrap around the rib area and continues to the back armor.
    • See: "Back Armor" description for the continuation of these lines.
  • Inside the outlined section of the rib area is a long dash mark which bends outward near the end and finishes with a blue colored dot.
  • Weathering of blue areas includes various scuff marks and fading.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
  • Shoulder straps are white and must be placed over the chest and back armor at the seams.
  • Lower portion of the chest is curved to match the abdomen armor.
  • Chest and back plate must match together at the sides and shoulders with no gap.
    • Butted seam lines are permitted if required.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor painted with a base of matte or satin white.
  • Previous blue stripes that outline rib section of front armor, now extend around to the back armor and end just after reaching around to the backside.
  • Back armor has a detail plate consisting of 4 circles and 5 horizontal bars.
  • Weathering of blue areas includes various scuff marks and scratches.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
  • Chest and back plate must match together at the sides and shoulders with no gap. Butted seam lines are permitted if required.
  • Shoulder straps are white and must be placed over the chest and back armor at the seams.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated ab.jpg Ab Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Top edge of the armor is curved to match the chest.
  • The ab armor protrudes out in the middle to better up with the chest.
  • 4 inset lines divide the ab plate into segments.
  • A butted seam between ab plate and kidney is acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Codpiece and belt front
For 501st approval:
  • Armor painted with a base of matte or satin white.
  • If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Belt is approx 3" tall and divided into segments. The front segments have a key/slot detail.
  • Belt boxes are mounted on each side.
    • Belt boxes are painted blue.
  • Cod and Posterior armor should connect at the hips. Butted seams are permitted at this connection if required.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Posterior Armor, belt rear and detonator
For 501st approval:
  • Armor must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Belt is approx 3" tall and divided into 1.75" wide segments.
  • Cod and Posterior armor should connect at the hips. Butted seams are permitted at this connection if required.
  • Detonator is centered on the back of belt with 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
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
  • Detonator lines must be recessed.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated thighs.jpg Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Front of thigh armor should have a flat triangular area near the knee with a notch cut out for the knee armor. From the top of the triangle a ridge line should go up the front of the thigh to the top.
  • The armor piece is weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
For level three certification (if applicable):


600px-TC animated shins1 copy.jpg Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Knee armor is integrated with the lower leg.
  • The armor should have a flat center triangle below the knee plate, with the single point facing downward.
  • The calf detail of the armor has a ridge wrapping around the back of the leg.
  • Due to the shape of the armor, a butted seam is permitted on the inside or back of the shin.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • White, ankle high or tall enough to cover the ankle and eliminate any black undersuit visible at the ankle area in armor. Boots must be lace-less and have flat soles.
  • Boots have a center strip running from the toe to the ankle, a strap across the top of the foot, and 2 flat white discs on either side of the foot, terminating the strap.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boots must have accurate notched sole.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Optional Accessories

Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present must meet the guidelines below.


CRLdc15s-animated.jpg DC-15S Blaster Carbine (animated style)
For 501st approval:

This is the animated variant of the DC-15S blaster rifle. Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, this weapon is commonly carried by the Troopers of the Galactic Republic.


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This CRL is available as a PDF at www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TC_CW-animated_Hardcase_phase_1

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