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*Armor should be seamless.  No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
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Alpha Class Advanced Recon Commando: ARC Clone Trooper
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Model MODEL NAME, Photo by PHOTOGRAPHER NAME


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Description: Alpha Class Advanced Recon Commando: ARC Clone Trooper
Prefix: AR
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: The Clone Wars Comic Series, Star Wars Insider, and Various other Appearances

The "Alpha Class - Advanced Recon Commando" (ARC) belongs to a unit of 100 ARC Troopers which were created from Jango Fett's DNA, by the cloners of Kamino. The Alpha-Class Advanced Recon Commandos were developed after analyzing the growth of the Null-Class ARC's (whose existence was a closely-guarded secret among the Kaminoans). The lessons learned during production of the Null ARCs helped greatly in refining the Alpha ARCs.

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 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 .

Alpha17 Helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Episode 2 style Clone Helmet - Fan-made bucket. Some "name brand" helmets may be unacceptable.
  • Visor - Mirrored Chrome or Black Visor.
  • Helmet Fin on dome.
  • Rear fin needs a brake light cover installed.
  • 6 Primer Grey Vents on each side of helmet cheeks.
  • Helmet frown is charcoal grey in color. Wire or plastic mesh is utilized inside the helmet to cover the open pieces of the frown.
  • Command marking symbolizing rank:
    • 1. The Tail fin should be painted to the dome of the helmet and continued down to the brow line
    • 2. The indented wrap around the dome above the brow should be 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 should be painted in command coloring.
  • Ear holes may be painted light grey or remain white.
  • Wrap-around style Range Finder. Fixed in the down position, green see-through lens. This replaces the Fett-style and is mounted in the ear the same way.
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.
  • Wrap-around style Range Finder, fixed in the down position, with a transparent see-through lens. This replaces the Fett-style and is mounted in the ear the same way. The rangefinder lens should be able to slide outside of the view of the main helmet lens.
  • Rear fin light to be 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 to be black in color with vertical ribbing or being smooth in appearance.
  • 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):
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.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Alpha17 Pauldron.jpg Command Pauldron
For 501st approval:
  • Command style pauldron.
  • The raised panels, across the surface of the pauldron, should be colored in the command style of choice.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Shoulders should be tear drop in shape with all rounded edges.
      • Version 1 - Shoulder Pad on right arm. Should have 4 vertical ribbing in-cased in a tube like box.
      • Version 2 - Grey or metal color spaulder should be permanently attached to the right shoulder.
    • Command paint follows the contour the the shoulder armor. Front should line should match upper arm location and rear shoulder line should match with rear upper arm line. The command stripe should be continuous from one part to the next.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder bells should not be symmetrical. The Shoulder bells should slightly curve back at the bottom of the shoulder.
Alpha17 Biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Should have a dimple on the lower area of the back of the arm. The outside of the bicep should have a hard line edge at the front that turns in. The inside of the upper arm should be rounded.
  • Armor should be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
    • Command paint semi covers some tricept indentation and 1/2" around the front of the bicep
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Alpha17 Elbows.jpg Elbow Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white
  • There are two elbows. On each elbow on the outside of the body near the connection point of the elbow strap there should be detail slots that look like an equal symbol on both elbow pieces.
  • Both elbows have strapping. The straps should have a raised detail line at the top and bottom of the strap.
    • Command paint covers the outside of the elbow and 1/2" - 3/4" of the return. The remainder is white.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Elbows should be mirror images of each other with a notched area on the outside of the elbow above the detail marks.
Alpha17 Forearms.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
    • Command paint starts at the back of the bottom triangle of the forearm and continues in a straigh 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 should be filled in with command coloring. Match this to the left arm.
  • Both left and right forearms should be mirror images of each other.
  • Right forearm should have a compad that has 8 small buttons,1 Large main button, and 1 slightly smaller rectanular button.
  • Forearm tops should have a flattened triangular area that have a ridge that comes to a point at the top of the forearm.
  • Armor should be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
  • Left Arm has Alpha control box. This is secured via a webbing wrist wrapping. Two wires from the box extend off and are secured under the left bicep (upper arm).
    • Some personalization is allowed in the details of the Alpha control box, but it should closely resemble the available reference material.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Compad has detail antenna on its left.
  • Instead of a hard edge the top of the forearm has a bone ridge.
Alpha17 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.
    • Handplates should be completely colored with command coloring.
For level two certification (if applicable):
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):
Alpha17 Ammo Pouch.jpg Ammo Pouch
For 501st approval:
  • On the right side of the Pauldron, over the right breast, there is a two or three compartment black leather ammo pouch.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Alpha17 Chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Two detail slots on right breast.
  • Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.
      • Version 1 - dual hard mounted ammo pouches on left and right rib section of the chest
      • Version 2 - Hard mounted pouches on right side of rib section. Strapped ammo boxes on the left rib area.
  • Shoulder straps should be placed underneath the chest to connect to the back.
    • There should be 4 3/4" dots horizontal to the ground centered on the left breast in command coloring.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder straps should be slotted into the chest into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
Alpha17 Back.jpg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be 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 should be two parallel lines and the the right of the back there should a be a squared detail.
  • Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.
  • Shoulder straps should be placed underneath the chest to connect to the back.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder straps should be slotted into the Back into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
  • Highly detailed resin insert should replace softer details.
AR Heavy Gunner Beta Ab.jpg Ab Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Four 1/4" diameter holes per side on indents of ab plate, eight holes total.
  • Ab section should wrap around the wearers body and be sealed at the sides or at the back.
  • Ab section should be completely contained under the chest and back armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Ab section should be seamless at the sides and close in the back. A detail plate should cover the seam line and hide all work.
Alpha17 Cod Piece.jpg Cod Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Cod and Posterior armor should connect at the hips.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hips should be connected via a snap with the correct detailed shape of the armor at the connection point.
Alpha17 Posterior.jpg Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Cod and Posterior armor should connect at the hips.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hips should be connected via a snap with the correct detailed shape of the armor at the connection point.
AR Heavy Gunner Beta Belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Ammo Belt with boxes and detonator.
  • Detonator is centered on the back of belt.
  • 8 boxes total, 4 on each side of abdomen and attached to the belt.
  • Commander Buckle situated under the belt front center.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Belt Boxes should be notched and fitted flush with the details of the belt.
  • Left Rear belt box should have two square buttons in the top left corner and and equal symbol detail at the bottom right.
  • Right Rear belt box should have a bar with two small cylinders centered with and equal symbol detail on the bottom left.
  • From the rear two belt boxes the belt should have a ribbed detailed appearance.
Blankwhite.gif Kama
For 501st approval:
  • Kama is the same blue as the armor accents (as close as the paint can match fabric). Kama extends from the waist to the ankle and attaches to the shin details. Rear of kama is split to the butt plate. Material should be a heavy weight, flowing fabric.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Front of thigh armor should have a flat triangular area near the knee. From the top of the triangle a ridge line should go up the front of the thigh to the top.
  • Rear of the thigh should have an indention.
  • Armor should be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
  • Thighs have black wrapping on them. A ticker material like Leather or Gym matting is encouraged. Wrappings should be about 3/16" thick. Thigh armor should have lower triangle and upper thigh exposed and not wrapped.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Outside of lower portion of the thighs should come to a point and inner lower end should be rounded.
Blankwhite.gif Knee Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Knees should wrap around the front of the leg. From top center a raised detail line should be present.
  • Knees should be 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):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Center strap should be primer gray.
  • Connection between the knee and the strapping should have a detail clip.
Blankwhite.gif Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Lower Legs are mirror images of each other. The front of the armor should have 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 should have an indentation just under the calf that follows down to the ankle.
  • Calf can have an access area on the inside of the leg. The outside of the calf should be closed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Calves should be seamless and have a trap door access through the indent in the rear of the lower leg.
  • Outside of the lower leg should have a pointed tip at the top and the inside of the lower leg should be rounded off at the top.
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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. 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 should be no markings or labels from the shoe maker.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Hip Mounted Accessories:
Blankwhite.gif Thigh Pouches
For 501st approval:
  • Actual pouches can be either the same material and color of the kama, or black leather-like material. Pouches hold a rectangular box with large flap. Boxes are attached to the belt via straps and a buckle (similar to Galactic Marines, Cmdr. Bly, etc)..
For level two certification (if applicable):
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.

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For 501st approval:

For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


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.

  • Blaster rifle may be scratch built out of plastic, wood, metal or cast in resin.
  • Total length should be approximately 26 “or 66 cm.
  • Hyperfirms are allowed.
  • Because of the scale, the Hasbro version is not allowed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Folding stock (does not need to function).
  • A total of 12 radiator fins shall be present on the barrel.
  • Spare igniter shall be present on both sides of barrel.
  • Charge magazine shall be present on the right side.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Charge magazine should be a metal to gun metal gray in color.
  • Any bolts and screws should be a metal to gun metal gray in color.
  • Parts of the spare igniter shall be copper in color.
  • Should have some battle wear.


DC15 rifle.jpg BlasTech DC-15A
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.

  • Blaster rifle may be scratch built out of plastic, wood, metal or cast in resin.
  • Total length should be approximately 55 “ or 139.7 cm
  • Hyperfirms are allowed.
  • Because of the scale, the Hasbro version is not allowed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A total of 10 radiator fins shall be present on the barrel.
  • A power setting adjuster shall be present.
  • The correct style of sniper scope shall be present.
  • Charge magazine lock shall be present on the left side.
  • Power setting adjuster, sniper scope and charge magazine lock shall be metal to gun metal gray in color.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Sniper scope should be able to be removed from storage position (bottom of rifle) and be able to be attached to the top of the rifle.
  • Parts of the spare igniter shall be copper in color
  • Front optical sight should be able to flip to the up position. Any bolts and screws should be a metal to gun metal gray in color.
  • Should have some battle wear.

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