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Shock Trooper
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Model MODEL NAME, Photo by PHOTOGRAPHER NAME


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Description: Shock Trooper
Prefix: CT
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Shock troopers are specialist soldiers serving in the Republic Military as part of the Coruscant They are distinguished as part of the guard by their many red armor markings. The Shock troopers increase security and order on Coruscant acting primarily in a police capacity. Their duties also include escorting and providing body guards for diplomats and other dignitaries including the Supreme Chancellor.


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.
  • This costume may be approved by GMLs, but until the library entry is complete, it is suggested that this character first be submitted to the appropriate DL/GML peer review 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.

Shock trooper 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 is painted red.
  • inside cheeks and rear head indents are painted red.
  • The nose from tube to tube under the frown is painted red.
  • There are 12 vertical "Kill" stripes over the brow trim that that painted red and evenly spaced.
  • The airrator tubes on the fave have 8 horizontal red stripes evenly spaced.
  • Vertical kill stripes on each side of helmet cheeks that are dark blue in color.
  • Helmet frown is charcoal gray in color. Wire or plastic mesh is utilized inside the helmet to cover the open pieces of the frown.
  • Primer gray stripe around back of dome.
  • Ear caps are painted a dark gray.
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.


Clone trooper neck seal.jpg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Neck seal is black in color with vertical ribbing or being smooth in appearance.
  • No logos or labels are visible.
    • If the seal is not incorporated as part of the undersuit, a balaclava or other similar covering is acceptable.



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.


150px Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted red.
  • Shoulders are tear drop in shape with all rounded edges.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder bells are not symmetrical.
    • The Shoulder bells slightly curve back at the bottom of the shoulder.
Shock trooper biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
    • Two 3/4 inch red stripes spaced approximately half an inch apart encircle the lower part of the upper arm.
  • A dimple on the lower area of the back of the arm.
  • The outside of the bicep has a hard line edge at the front that turns in.
  • The inside of the upper arm is rounded.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.


Clone elbow copy.jpg Elbow Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • .On each elbow, on the outside of the body, near the connection point of the elbow strap, there are detail slots that look like an equal symbol.
  • Both elbows have strapping.
    • The straps have a raised detail line at the top and bottom of the strap.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Elbows are mirror images of each other with a notched area on the outside of the elbow above the detail marks.
Clone gauntlets copy.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Both left and right forearms are mirror images of each other.
  • Right forearm has a compad with 8 small buttons,1 Large main button, and 1 slightly smaller rectangular button.
  • Forearm tops have a flattened triangular area with a ridge that comes to a point at the top of the forearm.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Compad has detail antenna on its left.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Instead of a hard edge, the top of the forearm has a bone ridge.


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.


Clone Hand Guards.jpg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • 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.


Shock trooper Chest 2 copy.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
    • Top of the chest is painted red.
    • The red stops at all the return edges.
  • Two detail slots on right breast.
  • Chest and back armor match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.
  • Shoulder straps are placed underneath the chest to connect to the back.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder straps are slotted into the chest into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
150px Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is 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 are two parallel lines and the right of the back there is squared detail.
  • Back and chest armor match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.
  • Shoulder straps are placed underneath the chest to connect to the back.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder straps are slotted into the Back into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
  • Highly detailed resin insert replaces softer details.
Clone abb2.jpg Abdomen Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Four 1/4" diameter holes per side on indents of ab plate, eight holes total.
  • Ab section wraps around the wearers body and is sealed at the sides or at the back.
  • Ab section is completely contained under the chest and back armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Ab section is seamless at the sides and closed in the back.
    • A detail plate covers the seam line and hides all work.
CLone cod and rear.jpg Cod and Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Cod and Posterior armor connect at the hips.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Hips are connected together via a snap or screw.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hips are connected via a snap with the correct detailed shape of the armor at the connection point.
Shock trooper belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted red.
  • 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):
  • Belt Boxes are notched and fitted flush with the details of the belt.
  • Left Rear belt box has two square buttons in the top left corner and and equal symbol detail at the bottom right.
  • Right Rear belt box has a bar with two small cylinders and an equal symbol detail on the bottom left.
  • From the rear two belt boxes the belt has a ribbed detailed appearance.
Shock trooper thigh armor copy.jpg Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
    • A 1 inch wide red stripe travels the length of the outside thigh, just forward of center.
    • From that vertical line, two 2 inch red strips spaced one inch apart end at the front thigh armor ridge.
  • Front of thigh armor has a flat triangular area near the knee.
  • From the top of the triangle a ridge line travels up the front of the thigh to the top edge.
  • Rear of the thigh has an indention.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The outside lower edge of the thigh armor comes to a point.
    • The inner lower edge of the thigh armor is rounded.
Clone knees copy.jpg Knee Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Knees wrap around the front of the leg.
  • From top center a raised detail line is be present.
  • Knees are 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):
  • Center strap is primer gray.
  • Connection between the knee and the strapping has a detail clip.
150px Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted red.
  • Lower Legs are mirror images of each other.
  • The front of the armor has 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 have an indentation just under the calf that travels down to the ankle.
  • The outside of the calf is closed.
    • Calf can have an access area on the inside of the leg.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Calves are seamless and have a trap door access through the indent in the rear of the lower leg.
Shock Trooper Boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Red, ankle high or tall enough to cover the ankle and eliminate any black under suit visible at the ankle area in armor.
  • Boots are 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 are no markings or labels from the shoe makers.
  • Boot soles are primer gray.


Optional Accessories

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


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 is approximately 26“ (66 cm).
    • Because of the scale, the Hasbro version is incorrect.
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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