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{{CRLheader|212th Utapau Shadow Trooper|File:Shadow_main.jpg|CX 6838|Greg Gatzka}}
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{{CRLdetinfo| 1111 |212th Utapau Clone Shadow Trooper|CX|The Clone Wars Comics|Clone shadow troopers were an elite cadre of clone troopers, devised by Director Armand Isard of Republic Intelligence during the Clone Wars. Since the numbers of the Advanced Recon Commandos were dwindling, Isard created the shadow troopers as a reconnaissance unit, who, with the benefit of greatly modified and expensive armor, could operate covertly and undercover. Using magseals installed in their armor, shadow troopers could attach plates to themselves that could pass them off as mercenaries  belonging to certain factions. With that advantage, they could infiltrate facilities and gather intelligence with ease. }}
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{{CRLdetinfo| 1111 |212th Utapau Shadow Trooper|CX|The Clone Wars Comics|
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Shadow Troopers are elite cadre of clone troopers, devised by Director Armand Isard of Republic Intelligence to replace the dwindling number of Advanced Recon Commandos. Isard created the shadow troopers as a reconnaissance unit, who, with the benefit of greatly modified armor, can operate covertly and undercover. Using magseals installed in their armor, shadow troopers can attach plates to themselves passing them off as mercenaries belonging to different factions. With this advantage, they can infiltrate facilities and gather intelligence with ease. Shown here are the Shadow Troopers bearing the marking pattern of the 212th Attack Battalion.}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:Shadow_Trooper_Helmet.jpg| Helmet|
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*Episode 3 style Clone Helmet - Fanmade bucket. Some "name brand" helmets may be unacceptable.
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*Phase II style helmet.
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*Visor - Red Visor.
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**Some "name brand" helmets may be unacceptable.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
*Helmet mohawk on dome.
*Helmet mohawk on dome.
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*Vertical kill stripes on each side of helmet cheeks that are dark blue in color.
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**The mowhawk has a primer gray wrap.
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*Helmet frown is charcoal grey in color. Wire or plastic mesh is utilized inside the helmet to cover the open pieces of the frown.
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***The wrap comes to a center point just above the brow trim.
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*Primer grey stripe around back of dome.
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***The rear is squared off, approximately ¼ inch above the grey indent helmet band.
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***At its widest, the wrap is approximately 2 inches wide at center point on both sides.
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*Red eye lens.
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*Helmet frown is painted charcoal grey.
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**Wire or plastic mesh is utilized inside the helmet to cover the open pieces of the frown.
*Ear caps are painted a primer gray.
*Ear caps are painted a primer gray.
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**The mowhawk will have a primer gray wrap. The wrap will come to a point center just above the brow trim. The rear will be squared off approximately ¼ inch above the grey indent line. At its widest the wrap is approximately 2 inches wide at center point on both sides. |
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*Vertical hash marks on each side of helmet cheeks are dark blue.
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*Helmet has the appearance of a neck ring. |
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*Primer grey stripe around back of dome.|
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*Helmet has an enclosed complete neck ring that seals the helmet to the neck. }}
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*Helmet has the appearance of a neck ring.|
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*Helmet has an enclosed complete neck ring that seals the helmet to the neck.}}
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{{CRLtemplate|PART IMAGE|Neck Seal|
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:Shadow_Trooper_Neckseal.jpg|Neck Seal|
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*Neck seal to be gray 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.| |}}
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*Neck seal is grey in color.
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*Vertical ribbing or smooth in appearance.
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*No logos or labels are visible.
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**If the seal is not incorporated as part of the undersuit, a balaclava or other similar covering is acceptable.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:Shadow_Trooper_Undersuit.jpg|Under Suit|
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* Gray non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos.| | }}
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*Grey, non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate|PART IMAGE|Shoulder Bells|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:Shadow_Trooper_Shoulders.jpg|Shoulder Armor|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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**A soft edged triangular shape should be placed on the top of the shoulders. This should be a line continuation of the chest plate. These triangles should be painted primer gray.
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*A soft edged triangular shape is placed on the top of the each shoulder.
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*Shoulders should be tear drop in shape with all rounded edges. | |
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*Triangular shapes are a continuation of the chest armor pattern.
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*Shoulder bells should not be symmetrical. The Shoulder bells should slightly curve back at the bottom of the shoulder. }}
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**Triangles are painted primer gray.
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*Shoulders are tear drop in shape with all rounded edges.|
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*Shoulder armor is not symmetrical.
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**The armor slightly curves back at the bottom of the shoulder.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:Shadow_Trooper_Biceps.jpg|Upper Arm Armor|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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**The arms should be painted from the lower inside corner of the tricep to the front inside area of the bicep in a half circle pattern. The top of the circle should be about half way into center of the outside of the upper arm. These should be colored primer gray, but the under edges should remain black.
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*The arms are painted from the lower inside corner of the tricep to the front inside area of the bicep in a half circle pattern.
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*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. | |
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**The top of the circle is about half way into center of the outside of the upper arm.
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*Armor should be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.}}
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**These are colored primer gray, but the under edges remain black.
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*Armor has a dimple on the lower area of the back of the arm.
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*The outside of the bicep has a hard line edge at the front that turns in.
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*The inside of the upper arm is rounded.|
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*Armor is seamless.
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**No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate|PART IMAGE|Elbow Armor|  
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:Shadow_Trooper_Elbows.jpg|Elbow Armor|  
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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*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.
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*There are two elbows.
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*Both elbows have strapping.
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*Elbows should be mirror images of each other with a notched area on the outside of the elbow above the detail marks.}}
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**The straps have a raised detail line at the top and bottom of the strap.
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*On the outside of each elbow, near the connection point of the elbow strap, there are detail slots that look like equal symbols.
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*Elbows are mirror images of each other with a notched area on the outside of the elbow above the detail marks.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:Shadow_Trooper_Forearms.jpg|Forearm Armor|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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*Both left and right forearms should be mirror images of each other.
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*Both left and right forearms are mirror images of each other.
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*Right forearm should have a compad that has 8 small buttons,1 Large main button, and 1 slightly smaller rectanular button.
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*Right forearm has a compad with 8 small buttons,1 Large main button, and 1 slightly smaller rectangular button.
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*Forearm tops should have a flattened triangular area that have a ridge that comes to a point at the top of the forearm. |
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*Forearm tops have a flattened triangular area with a ridge that comes to a point at the top of the forearm.|
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*Compad has detail antenna on its left. |
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*Compad has detail antenna on its left.|
*Instead of a hard edge the top of the forearm has a bone ridge.
*Instead of a hard edge the top of the forearm has a bone ridge.
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*Armor should be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.}}
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*Armor is seamless.
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**No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.}}
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{{CRLtemplate|PART IMAGE|Hand Plates|
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:Shadow_Trooper_Handplates.jpg|Hand Plates|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
*Hand plates are mirror images of each other.   
*Hand plates are mirror images of each other.   
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*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. | | }}
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*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.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate|PART IMAGE|Gloves|
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:Shadow_Trooper_Gloves.jpg|Gloves|
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*Gray 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. | | }}
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*Gray over the wrist gloves made of leather, nylon, or other low pile fabrics.
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*Gloves cover any exposed skin.
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*Gloves do not show any labels or logos when the armor is worn.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:Shadow_Trooper_Chest.jpg|Chest Armor|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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**Drawing down about 4 – 5 inches down the shoulder harnesses a triangular shape primer gray blocking will be placed. The triangle comes to a point on the center of the chest approximately 1 – 2 inches above the pectoral meeting line. The rolled edges should remain white. The sides of the armor are also blocked orange. Starting about 2 inches into the ribcage return curve, it hard lines to the corner of the chest and soft curves into the armpit
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*Two detail slots on right breast.
*Two detail slots on right breast.
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*Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.  
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*Drawing about 4 - 5 inches down the shoulder straps, a primer grey triangular  shape blocking is placed.
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*Shoulder straps should be placed underneath the chest to connect to the back. | |
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**The triangle comes to a point on the center of the chest, approximately 1 - 2 inches above the pectoral meeting line.
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* Shoulder straps should be slotted into the chest into the detail ridges of the top connection points. }}
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**The rolled edges remain white.
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*The sides of the armor are blocked primer grey.
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**Starting about 2 inches into the ribcage return curve, it hard lines to the corner of the chest and soft curves into the armpit.
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*Chest and back plate match together at the sides with no open gap.
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**A seam line is present.  
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*Shoulder straps are slotted into the detail ridges of the top connection points.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate|PART IMAGE|Back Armor|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:Shadow_Trooper_Back.jpg|Back Armor|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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**At about the lower corner of the rear tank, a soft curve should be placed to about 3 inches into the lower tank lines. From there a hard line curve to 2 inches into the small of the back should be placed. This area should be blocked primer gray.  
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*At about the lower corner of the rear detail box, a soft curve is placed to about 3 inches into the lower box lines.
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*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.
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*From there a hard line curve to 2 inches into the small of the back is placed. **This area is blocked primer grey.
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*Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.  
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*Rear center plate has detailed area that contains 4 circles.
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*Shoulder straps should be placed underneath the chest to connect to the back. |
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**Under the circles at the left side of the back there are two parallel lines.
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**On the right side of the back there is a squared detail.
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*Shoulder straps should be slotted into the Back into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
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*Chest and back plate match together at the sides with no open gap.
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*Highly detailed resin insert should replace softer details. }}
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**A seam line is present.
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*Shoulder straps are slotted into the detail ridges of the top connection points.|
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*Highly detailed resin insert replaces softer details.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate|PART IMAGE|Ab Armor|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:Shadow_Trooper_Abdomen.jpg|Abdomen Armor|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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*Four 1/4" diameter holes per side on indents of ab plate, eight holes total.
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*Four 1/4" diameter holes per side on indents of abdomen.
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*Ab section should wrap around the wearers body and be sealed at the sides or at the back.
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**Eight holes total.
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*Ab section should be completely contained under the chest and back armor. |
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*Abdomen section wraps around the wearers body and is sealed at the sides or back.
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*Abdomen armor is completely contained under the chest and back armor.|
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* 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.}}
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*Armor is seamless at the sides and closed in the back.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:Shadow_Trooper_Belt.jpg|Belt, Belt boxes, and Detonator|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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*Cod and Posterior armor should connect at the hips.
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*The inner details of the front of the belt are painted primer gray.
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**Cod piece - A Primer panel should be painted on starting at the top of the cup line, and squaring off to the belt |
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**There are three slots for this.
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*Ammo Belt includes belt boxes and rear detonator.
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*Hips should be connected via a snap with the correct detailed shape of the armor at the connection point. }}
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**(8 )boxes total are attached to the belt.
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*Detonator is centered on the back of belt.|
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*Belt Boxes are notched and fitted flush with the details of the belt.
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*Left Rear belt box has two square buttons in the top left corner and an equal symbol detail at the bottom right.
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*Right Rear belt box has a bar with two small cylinders centered with an equal symbol detail on the bottom left.
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*From the rear two belt boxes the belt has a ribbed detailed appearance.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:Shadow_Trooper_Codpiece.jpg|Codpiece|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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**The inner details of the front of the belt should be painted primer gray. There should be three slots for this
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*Cod piece has a painted, grey primer panel.
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*Ammo Belt with boxes and detonator.
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*Panel shape starts at the top of the cup line, and squares off to the belt.
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*Detonator is centered on the back of belt.
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*Codpiece and Posterior armor connect at the hips.|
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*8 boxes total, 4 on each side of abdomen and attached to the belt.|
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*Hips are connected together via a snap or screw.|
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*Hips are connected via a snap with the correct detailed shape of the armor at the connection point.}}
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*Belt Boxes should be notched and fitted flush with the details of the belt.
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*Left Rear belt box should have two square buttons in the top left corner and and equal symbol detail at the bottom right.
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*Right Rear belt box should have a bar with two small cylinders centered with and equal symbol detail on the bottom left.
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*From the rear two belt boxes the belt should have a ribbed detailed appearance.}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:Shadow_Trooper_Posterior.jpg|Posterior Armor|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.  
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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**The top half of the thighs are painted gray on a diagonal with the lower end of the angle on the inside of the thighs.  
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*Posterior armor and Codpiece connect at the hips.|
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* 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.
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*Hips are connected together via a snap or screw.|
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*Rear of the thigh should have an indention. |
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*Hips are connected via a snap with the correct detailed shape of the armor at the connection point.}}
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* Outside of lower portion of the thighs should come to a point and inner lower end should be rounded.
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*Armor should be seamless.  No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown. }}
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:Shadow_Trooper_Thighs.jpg|Thigh Armor|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.  
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**Each knee is cut in half on the diagonal and painted primer gray. The diagonal starts in upper inside and end on the lower outside of the knee.
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*The top half of the thighs are painted grey on a diagonal with the lower end of the angle on the inside of the thighs.
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*Knees should wrap around the front of the leg. From top center a raised detail line should be present.
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*Front of thigh armor has a flat triangular area near the knee.
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*Knees should be strapped to the leg via a black strap with a raised center area that wraps around the leg and connects on both sides of the Knee. |
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**From the top of the triangle, a ridge line travels up the front of the thigh to the top edge.
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*Rear of the thigh has an indention.
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*Center strap should be primer gray.
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*Armor is seamless.
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*Connection between the knee and the strapping should have a detail clip.}}
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**No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.|
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*Outside lower edge of the thigh comes to a point.
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**Inner lower edge is rounded.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:Shadow_Trooper_Knees.jpg|Knee Armor|
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*Armor should be painted matte or satin black.
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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**Starting at the inside calf muscle in a diagonal wrap, the lower portion of the lower legs should be painted primer gray.  
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*Each knee is cut in half on the diagonal and painted primer gray.
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*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.
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**The diagonal starts at upper inside, and ends on the lower outside, of the knee.
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*Back of the lower legs should have an indentation just under the calf the follow down to the ankle.
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*Knees wrap around the front of the leg.
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*Calf can have an access area on the inside of the leg.  The outside of the calf should be closed. |
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*From top center a raised detail line is present.
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*Knees are strapped to the leg via a black strap with a raised center area that wraps around the leg and connects on both sides of the Knee.|
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*Calves should be seamless and have a trap door access through the indent in the rear of the lower leg.}}
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*Center strap is primer gray.
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*Connection between the knee and the strapping has a detail clip.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:Shadow_Trooper_Shins.jpg|Lower Leg Armor|
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*black, 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. | | }}
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*Armor is painted matte or satin black.
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*Starting at the inside calf muscle, in a diagonal wrap, the lower portion of the lower legs is painted primer gray.
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*Lower Legs are mirror images of each other.
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*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.
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*Back of the lower legs have an indentation just under the calf that travels down to the ankle.
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*The outside of the calf is closed.
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**Calf can have an access area on the inside of the leg.|
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*Calves are seamless and have a trap door access through the indent in the rear of the lower leg.|}}
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*Boots are lace-less.
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*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.  
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*There are no markings or labels from the shoe makers.
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*Boot soles are flat.
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Latest revision as of 16:17, 8 July 2014

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212th Utapau Shadow Trooper
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Model CX 6838, Photo by Greg Gatzka


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Description: 212th Utapau Shadow Trooper
Prefix: CX
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: The Clone Wars Comics

Shadow Troopers are elite cadre of clone troopers, devised by Director Armand Isard of Republic Intelligence to replace the dwindling number of Advanced Recon Commandos. Isard created the shadow troopers as a reconnaissance unit, who, with the benefit of greatly modified armor, can operate covertly and undercover. Using magseals installed in their armor, shadow troopers can attach plates to themselves passing them off as mercenaries belonging to different factions. With this advantage, they can infiltrate facilities and gather intelligence with ease. Shown here are the Shadow Troopers bearing the marking pattern of the 212th Attack Battalion.


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 Visual Guide has been reviewed by the detachment staff and the LMO team and is certified for use as a minimum approval guideline for GMLs. GMLs are free to approve this costume type.
  • Any uncertainties or questionable aspects of the submitted costume should be brought to the appropriate DL/GML peer review section of the legion forum.
Required Costume Components

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

Shadow Trooper Helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Phase II style helmet.
    • Some "name brand" helmets may be unacceptable.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • Helmet mohawk on dome.
    • The mowhawk has a primer gray wrap.
      • The wrap comes to a center point just above the brow trim.
      • The rear is squared off, approximately ¼ inch above the grey indent helmet band.
      • At its widest, the wrap is approximately 2 inches wide at center point on both sides.
  • Red eye lens.
  • Helmet frown is painted charcoal grey.
    • Wire or plastic mesh is utilized inside the helmet to cover the open pieces of the frown.
  • Ear caps are painted a primer gray.
  • Vertical hash marks on each side of helmet cheeks are dark blue.
  • Primer grey stripe around back of dome.
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.
Shadow Trooper Neckseal.jpg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Neck seal is grey in color.
  • Vertical ribbing or 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.


Shadow Trooper Undersuit.jpg Under Suit
For 501st approval:
  • Grey, non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos.


Shadow Trooper Shoulders.jpg Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • A soft edged triangular shape is placed on the top of the each shoulder.
  • Triangular shapes are a continuation of the chest armor pattern.
    • Triangles are painted primer gray.
  • Shoulders are tear drop in shape with all rounded edges.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder armor is not symmetrical.
    • The armor slightly curves back at the bottom of the shoulder.
Shadow Trooper Biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • The arms are painted from the lower inside corner of the tricep to the front inside area of the bicep in a half circle pattern.
    • The top of the circle is about half way into center of the outside of the upper arm.
    • These are colored primer gray, but the under edges remain black.
  • Armor has 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.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
Shadow Trooper Elbows.jpg Elbow Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • There are two elbows.
  • Both elbows have strapping.
    • The straps have a raised detail line at the top and bottom of the strap.
  • On the outside of each elbow, near the connection point of the elbow strap, there are detail slots that look like equal symbols.
  • Elbows are mirror images of each other with a notched area on the outside of the elbow above the detail marks.


Shadow Trooper Forearms.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • 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.
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.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
Shadow Trooper Handplates.jpg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • 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.


Shadow Trooper Gloves.jpg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Gray 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.


Shadow Trooper Chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • Two detail slots on right breast.
  • Drawing about 4 - 5 inches down the shoulder straps, a primer grey triangular shape blocking is placed.
    • The triangle comes to a point on the center of the chest, approximately 1 - 2 inches above the pectoral meeting line.
    • The rolled edges remain white.
  • The sides of the armor are blocked primer grey.
    • Starting about 2 inches into the ribcage return curve, it hard lines to the corner of the chest and soft curves into the armpit.
  • Chest and back plate match together at the sides with no open gap.
    • A seam line is present.
  • Shoulder straps are slotted into the detail ridges of the top connection points.


Shadow Trooper Back.jpg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • At about the lower corner of the rear detail box, a soft curve is placed to about 3 inches into the lower box lines.
  • From there a hard line curve to 2 inches into the small of the back is placed. **This area is blocked primer grey.
  • Rear center plate has detailed area that contains 4 circles.
    • Under the circles at the left side of the back there are two parallel lines.
    • On the right side of the back there is a squared detail.
  • Chest and back plate match together at the sides with no open gap.
    • A seam line is present.
  • Shoulder straps are slotted into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Highly detailed resin insert replaces softer details.
Shadow Trooper Abdomen.jpg Abdomen Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • Four 1/4" diameter holes per side on indents of abdomen.
    • Eight holes total.
  • Abdomen section wraps around the wearers body and is sealed at the sides or back.
  • Abdomen armor is completely contained under the chest and back armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless at the sides and closed in the back.
Shadow Trooper Belt.jpg Belt, Belt boxes, and Detonator
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • The inner details of the front of the belt are painted primer gray.
    • There are three slots for this.
  • Ammo Belt includes belt boxes and rear detonator.
    • (8 )boxes total are attached to the belt.
    • (4) on each side of abdomen.
  • Detonator is centered on the back of 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 an equal symbol detail at the bottom right.
  • Right Rear belt box has a bar with two small cylinders centered with an equal symbol detail on the bottom left.
  • From the rear two belt boxes the belt has a ribbed detailed appearance.
Shadow Trooper Codpiece.jpg Codpiece
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • Cod piece has a painted, grey primer panel.
  • Panel shape starts at the top of the cup line, and squares off to the belt.
  • Codpiece 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.
Shadow Trooper Posterior.jpg Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • Posterior armor and Codpiece 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.
Shadow Trooper Thighs.jpg Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • The top half of the thighs are painted grey on a diagonal with the lower end of the angle on the inside of the thighs.
  • 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):
  • Outside lower edge of the thigh comes to a point.
    • Inner lower edge is rounded.
Shadow Trooper Knees.jpg Knee Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • Each knee is cut in half on the diagonal and painted primer gray.
    • The diagonal starts at upper inside, and ends on the lower outside, of the knee.
  • Knees wrap around the front of the leg.
  • From top center a raised detail line is present.
  • Knees are strapped to the leg via a black 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.
Shadow Trooper Shins.jpg Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin black.
  • Starting at the inside calf muscle, in a diagonal wrap, the lower portion of the lower legs is painted primer gray.
  • 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.
Shadow Trooper Boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Black, ankle high or tall enough to cover the ankle and eliminate any black undersuit visible at the ankle.
  • Boots are lace-less.
  • 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 flat.
  • Boot soles are colored primer grey.


Optional Accessories

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

  • Realistic Clone Style DC-15S Blaster.
  • Blaster may be scratch built out of plastic, wood, metal or cast in resin.
  • Blaster has realistic Episode II or Episode III details:
    • Wire frame sight.
    • Folding stock.
    • (12) radiator fins evenly spaced along the length of barrel.
    • Igniter detail knobs.
    • Charge magazine clip on right side.
  • Total length is approximately 26“ (66 cm).
  • Because of the scale, the Hasbro version is incorrect.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Charge magazine detail on clip is metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Detail bolts and screws are metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Igniter knobs have some copper coloring.
  • Blaster is weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Functioning Blue LED is installed in barrel.


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.

  • Realistic Clone Style DC-15A Blaster Rifle.
  • Blaster rifle is scratch built out of plastic, wood, metal or cast in resin.
  • Blaster has realistic Episode II or Episode III details:
    • Flip up sight in down position.
    • (10) radiator fins evenly spaced along the length of barrel.
    • Power setting adjuster detail lever.
    • Sniper Scope attached under rifle in storage position.
    • Charge magazine clip on left side.
    • Igniter detail knobs.
  • 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):
  • Charge magazine detail on clip is metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Detail bolts and screws are metal to gun metal grey in color.
  • Igniter has some copper coloring.
  • Power setting adjuster detail lever is metal or gun metal grey.
  • Sniper scope is metal or gun metal grey.
  • Blaster is weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Functioning Blue LED is installed in barrel.

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