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Republic Commando 1138: Boss
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Model Kris Kuipers, Photo by Patricia Kuipers


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Description: Republic Commando 1138: Boss
Prefix: RC
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: Star Wars: Republic Commando Game and Novels
Republic Commandos were uniquely trained to work in groups as one. The leader of Delta Squad, RC-1138 (Boss) rarely talks, except to give orders.


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: Effective June 1 2012, the 501st will no longer be approving realistic interpretations of Clone Wars CG characters. The armor sculpt must match the character being recreated. 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.
Required Costume Components

The following costume components must be present and appear as described below for approval .

RC boss helmet.jpeg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • RC style Clone Helmet Matching Armor Color.
    • The Helmet must be matte white or light gray base color with orange painted flashing and details.
    • The helmet must be weathered.
  • Black / Dark Blue Mirrored Visor, Motorcycle Visor.
  • Helmet LED holder on right side of helmet with LED bulb.
  • BLue Illumination in Visor (Preferably EL Wire, LED and Acrylic Rod also acceptable).
  • (2) Aerators.
  • Chin greeblie detail piece.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC neckseal.jpeg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Horizontal ribs, between 1/4" and a 1/2" thick.
  • 'Bib that covers the entire area within the neckline of the chest/back armor. The 'bib' should include the trapezoidal detail shapes and can be done with or without 3-dimensional features.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss chest.jpeg Chest
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color with orange painted flashing and details.
  • Armor must be weathered.
  • Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss back.jpeg Back
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color orange painted flashing and details.
  • Armor must be weathered.
  • Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss backpack.jpeg Backpack
For 501st approval:
  • RC Backpack with 2 digit illuminated translucent ID number (38) and two handles mounted on bottom.
  • The back pack shall attach to the armor without visible hardware.
  • The back pack may be removable. If the back pack is removable the back of the armor shall be finished to match the rest of the armor.
  • Backpack construction shall have no visible seams
  • Backpack must be painted and weathered to match armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss shoulders.jpeg Shoulders
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color orange painted flashing and details
  • Armor must be weathered.
  • Shoulder bells shall have recessed or attached resin detail in the centers.
  • Right shoulder should have an additional covering with a white “handle” protruding from the side nearest the shoulder.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss biceps.jpeg Biceps
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color orange painted flashing and details
  • Armor must be weathered.
  • Armor must be constructed with no visible seams.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss elbow.jpeg Elbows
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color orange painted flashing and details
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss forearms.jpeg Forearms
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color orange painted flashing and details
  • Armor must be weathered.
  • Armor must be constructed with no visible seams.
  • Raised or attached resin detail on the tops.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC gloves.jpeg 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):
RC boss handplates.jpeg Handplates
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color orange painted flashing and details
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss ab.jpeg Abdominal Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color.
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss butt.jpeg Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color.
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss thighs.jpeg Thighs
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color.
  • Armor must be weathered.
  • Armor must be constructed with no visible seams.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss knees-shins.jpeg Knees and Shins
For 501st approval:
  • Matte white or light gray base color.
  • Armor must be weathered.
  • Shins must be constructed with no front / outside edge seams. Rear/inner leg seams are acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
RC boss shoes.jpeg Shoes
For 501st approval:
  • White, 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.
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.


Generic dc17.jpeg DC17m Interchangeable Weapon System
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DC17m weapon system may be reconfigured into a standard blaster assault rifle, a compact sniper rifle, or an anti-armor grenade launcher, depending upon the needs of the user.

  • Base weapon has bulky design similar to the in-game characteristics.
    • Has trigger handle.
    • Elongated stock located under front compartment.
    • Back angled cover with louvered design
    • Ammo clip slot on left center compartment.
    • Shield flap on left above trigger handle.
    • Multiple sights on top edge.
  • Assault Rifle attachment with short barrel and rifle ammo clip.
  • DC17m is weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Blue lighted 3 digit numeric display counter.
  • Blue LED light bars on ammo clip.
  • Blue LED power on light bar on top edge.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Blue LED barrel light activated with trigger.
  • Game accurate sound effects.
  • Display countdown when firing coincides with diminishing ammo clip light.

This document and all of the images within were created by and are the property of the 501st Legion. All other uses are prohibited.

This CRL is available as a PDF at www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:RC_boss

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