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Advanced Recon Commando: Heavy Gunner (Beta)
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Model AR 5092, Photo by Sean May


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Description: ARC Trooper - Heavy Gunner (Beta)
Prefix: AR
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: Clone Wars action figures and "Epic Battles" artwork.
ARC troopers were an elite variant of clone trooper during the Clone Wars.

The Heavy Gunner served on a specialized team during the "Hunt for General Grievous".

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.

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 CRL is a work in progress.
  • As such, this costume must be approved by the Legion Membership Officer, via the appropriate section of the Legion forum.
  • If you have this costume and would like to assist with the completion of this library entry, please contact your detachment leader.
  • Please note that the use of the word "should" below does not indicate that the armor piece is considered open to interpretation. All instances of "should be" and "should have" will be replaced with "is" and "has", as this guide is completed.

Required Costume Components

The following costume components are present and appear as described below.

Blankwhite.gif Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Episode 3 style AT-RT Driver Helmet - Fanmade bucket. Some "name brand" helmets may be unacceptable.
  • Visor - Mirrored Chrome or Black Visor.
  • Helmet should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Indented area and greeblies on the lower front of helmet should be black in color.
  • 5 black Vents on each side of helmet cheeks.
  • Command marking symbolizing rank:
    • 1. There should be two blue stripes around 1.2 inches wide on the dome of the helmet.
    • 2. The raised wrap, around the dome, should be painted blue.
    • 3. The indented area where the lenses are around the nose should be painted blue.
    • 4. Blue paint should follow the curve from the indented lense area to the point on the front of the cheek mudflaps.
    • 5. The visor over the lenses should be completely blue in color.
  • AT-RT style antenna should be mounted on left side of helmet in a 1/3 circle detail on the ear. Antenna to be black in color.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif 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):
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.
    • Option 1: Blue paint follows the contour of the shoulder armor. Front shoulder line should match front 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.
    • Option 2: Armour should be painted full blue.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Blue paint semi covers some tricept indentation and 1/2" around the front of the bicep.
  • 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.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Elbow Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
    • Option 1: Blue paint covers the outside of the elbow and 1/2" - 3/4" of the return. The remainder is white.
    • Option 2: Blue paint covers the elbow armor.
  • 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.
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.
Blankwhite.gif 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 straight 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 rectangular 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.
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.
Blankwhite.gif Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Hand plates are mirror images of each other.
  • Hand plates should be completely colored with command coloring.
  • 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.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif 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 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.
  • 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 chest into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
Blankwhite.gif 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.
Blankwhite.gif 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.
Blankwhite.gif Cod and 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.
Blankwhite.gif 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:
  • The Kama should be black or extremely dark gray. The Kama should be outlined with matching blue color fabric. The rear of the Kama has a triangle split. Kama should start at the front belt boxes. Kama should be from a heavy material like denim or duck cloth similar to that seen in the films. The Kama should flow to the bottom of your knee armor.
  • There is a strap on each side that comes from the inside of the kama front and clips to the command buckle.
  • Buckle should be white in color with grey or black colored straps.
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.
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.
Blankwhite.gif 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.
  • 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):
Optional Accessories

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

Z6 Rotary Blaster.jpg Z-6 Rotary Blaster Cannon (Minigun)
For 501st approval:
  • The black colored minigun as carried by the various Heavy Gunner action figures.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Blankwhite.gif Reciprocating Quad Blaster (4 Barrel)
For 501st approval:
  • The backpack mounted 4 barrel blaster as seen on some action figures as well as the original "Clone Wars" animated series.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):

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