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Hardcase (Phase 2)
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Description: Hardcase (Phase 2)
Prefix: CT
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 4

Hardcase serves in the Grand Army of the Republic. He is renowned for having an aggressive, enthusiastic personality. Slightly trigger-happy, he carries the urge to seek action on the battlefield and is easily drawn to a firefight.


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:
  • Helmet painted matte white.
  • A stylized, downward facing, "trident" marking covers the front of the dome and extends back over the top of the helmet ending at the rear indented helmet band.
    • This design includes a narrow downward facing center arrow.
    • Two outward facing "dog legs" with blue dots.
  • The helmet eye lens and nose area are outlined in blue with the lines converging to a point over the lower chin area.
    • The line across the top of the lens extends to each ear piece on the side of the helmet.
  • Each cheek has three, blue colored, bent dash marks.The lowest mark includes a dot at the end.
  • Side vent tubes have 6 hash marks on each.
  • The rear of the helmet has an indented band that is also filled with the same shade of blue.
  • Two large blue sections are painted on each side of the rear of the helmet. these shapes angle inward as they travel down from the indented helmet band to the lower rounded collar.
  • If weathered, the blue areas include various lightly applied scuff marks.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Neck seal stands tall, is black in color, and includes vertical ribbing.
  • No logos or labels are to be visible.

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.


Blankwhite.gif Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • Armor painted with a base of matte or satin white.
    • If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder bells must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor painted with a base of matte or satin white.
    • If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Biceps should be seamless.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor painted with a base of matte or satin white.
    • If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Right forearm must have a compad that has 6 raised buttons, with a larger rectangle above them. A smaller raised section 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 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):
Blankwhite.gif 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):
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 cover any exposed skin.
  • Gloves do not show any labels or logos when the armor is worn.


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.
  • Outside of the narrow stripe is a wider blue stripe of the same shape with the exception that it extends further downward and bends back to wrap around the rib area. This stripe 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 near the end and finishes with a large blue colored dot.
  • Weathering of blue areas includes various scuff marks and scratches.
    • Scuffs and scratches are longer and heavier than those on the helmet.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
  • Shoulder straps are white.
  • Lower portion of the chest is shaped to match the abdomen armor.
  • Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no open gap.
    • There is a butted seam line present between the front and back pieces.
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 stripe that outlines rib section of front armor, now extends around to the back armor and angles upward, finally ending on each side of the rear back plate.
  • At each shoulder area are blue stripes with flared ends. Each stripe includes a blue dot below them.
  • Back armor has a detail plate consisting of 4 circles and 5 horizontal bars.
  • The detail plate is outlined with a narrow blue stripe.
  • Weathering of blue areas includes various scuff marks and scratches.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
  • Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no open gap.
    • There is a butted seam line present between the front and back pieces.
  • Shoulder straps are white.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Ab Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor painted with a base of matte or satin white.
  • If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Top edge of the armor is squared off to match the chest armor.
  • The ab armor protrudes out in the middle to match the shape of the chest.
  • The ab armor joins at the rear and the join is covered by a center plate.
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 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.
  • 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 are colored blue.
    • Lines may be recessed or painted on.
    • Center of each round detonator end cap is painted grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor painted with a base of 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.
  • This triangle section is painted blue.
  • From the top of the triangle a ridge line should travel up the front of the thigh to the top.
  • The upper outer edge should have an angled section.
  • The rear of the thigh should have an indentation.
  • Armor must be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
  • Weathering of blue areas includes various scuff marks and fading.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Shin Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor painted with a base of matte or satin white.
  • Knee armor is integrated with the lower leg.
  • The rear of the shin should have an indentation.
  • Outer seam of the shin must be seamless.
  • A clam shell opening on the inner seam is acceptable.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
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.
  • Boots are 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 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.

Z6 Rotary Blaster.jpg Z-6 Rotary Blaster Cannon (Minigun)
For 501st approval:
  • Manufactured by Merr-Sonn Munitions, the Z-6 incorporates an assembly of six barrels, around a coolant-lined core, to maintain a tremendous rate of fire. Due to its significant weight and powerful recoil, the blaster is carried by a specially trained member of each squad.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):

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