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Clone Commander Vill
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Model MODEL NAME, Photo by PHOTOGRAPHER NAME


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Description: Clone Commander Vill
Prefix: CC
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: Star Wars: Dark Times (EU Comic series, multiple issues)
Commander Vill was a 501st Legion commander seen in the Dark Times comics and again in an action figure pack.


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.


501st helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Episode 3 style Clone Helmet - Fanmade bucket. Some "name brand" helmets may be unacceptable.
  • Visor - Black Visor.
  • Helmet mohawk on dome.
    • Starting on the nose of the helmet, there is a blue stripe about 1 inch wide going from the vents to the vocoder. From the middle of the two centermost vents to half an inch off the center eye curves, the area in between should be painted pale blue. Continuing from there, widening out to 3 inches from center of the mowhawk, the pale blue stripe continues. It then thins to 4 inches in the rear of the helmet squared off in the back, ¼ inch above the grey helmet wrap.
  • Vertical stripes on each side of helmet cheeks that are dark blue in color.
  • Helmet frown is charcoal grey in color. Wire or plastic mesh is utilized inside the helmet to cover the open pieces of the frown.
  • Primer grey stripe around back of dome.
  • Ear caps are painted a dark grey.
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.

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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.


Blankwhite.gif Command Pauldron
For 501st approval:
  • Pauldron should be Episode III style.
    • The mantle over the left shoulder should be colored blue.
    • Right shoulder mantle and paneling on the remainder of the pauldron should be black.
    • On the right side of the Pauldron, a ammo belt is strung down to the belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Chest Ammo Belt
For 501st approval:
  • 3 white ammo boxes and one grey clip greeblie attached to a brown or white strap on right side of chest.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


501st shoulders.jpg Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be completely painted blue.
  • Shoulders should be tear drop in shape with all rounded edges.
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.


Bacara upper arms.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.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Bacara 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.
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.
  • 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.
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.

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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.



501st chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • The chest has a command stripe as detailed below:
    • Starts 3 inches wide centered in the middle of the chest and widens out to the width of the return curve.
    • From this point the command stripe follows the rib line 1.5 inch above the return curve to approximately the center of the front two belt boxes.
    • At this point it is squared off and does not continue.
    • In the center of the command stripe, a 1 inch thick i mark is made.
    • The dot of the i should be 1.5 inch wide and ½ to ¾ tall and centered just underneath the pectorial meeting vector.
    • The body of the i is just a vertical line that finishes in the rib return curve.
  • 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.


Bacara 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.


Bacara codbutt.jpg 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.


CT 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.
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 should be khaki or tea brown color, made from a heavy material like canvas or a tight weave burlap, and should be unlined and with no trim.
  • Length should be to the bottom of the knee armor.
  • The rear of the kama has a split at the bottom.
  • Should wrap around to the front belt boxes.
  • There are two straps from the kama that connect to a command buckle centered to the front of the belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Blankwhite.gif Commander Holsters
For 501st approval:
  • Holsters are hung from the belt, one on each side.
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.
  • There should be two blue diagonal stripes on the thighs.
    • The stripes start roughly midway up the inner thigh and angle upwards to a few inches from the top of the outer thigh.
  • 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 the follow 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.


Bacara 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.
  • 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 makers.
  • Boot soles should be primer gray.
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.


CRL side arms.jpg DC-17 Hand Blaster
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, DC-17 pistols are carried in quick-release holsters. They are widely recognized for their unusually high stopping power and firing rate.

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



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.
  • 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 are present on the barrel.
  • Spare igniter is present on both sides of barrel.
  • Charge magazine is present on the right side.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Charge magazine is metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Any bolts and screws are metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Parts of the spare igniter are copper in color.
  • Blaster is weathered.


DC15 rifle.jpg DC-15A Blaster Rifle
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 is scratch built out of plastic, wood, metal or cast in resin.
  • Total length is approximately 55 inches (139.7 cm).
    • Because of the scale, the Hasbro version is not allowed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A total of (10) radiator fins are present on the barrel.
  • A power setting adjuster is present.
  • The correct style of sniper scope is present.
  • Charge magazine lock is present on the left side.
  • Power setting adjuster, sniper scope and charge magazine lock is metal to gun metal gray in color.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Sniper scope is able to be removed from storage position (bottom of rifle) and attached to the top of the rifle.
  • Parts of the spare igniter are copper in color.
  • Front optical sight is able to flip to the up position.
  • Any bolts and screws are metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Blaster is weathered.
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