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Scout Trooper
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Model TB-4468, Photo by Michelle Chan


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Description: Scout Trooper
Prefix: TB
Detachment: PathFinders
Context: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Trained to operate in all conditions, Scout Troopers are the Imperial Army's advance eyes in any situation. Sometimes called Biker Scouts for their primary method of transport, the Aratech 74-Z Speeder Bike, Scouts have been deployed in theaters ranging from the sub-freezing temperatures of Hoth to the temperate climates of the moon of Endor.


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 .

TB scout helmet.jpeg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Gloss white, semi-gloss, or lightly weathered.
  • Licensed helmets are acceptable with modifications:
    • remove the manufacturer logo
    • replace stock lens
    • replace inaccurate "fish-hook" logo
    • replace stock bolts with flat-disc "elevator" bolts
    • replace inaccurate aerator.
  • Fan-made helmets are acceptable as long as they remain true to shape of original screen accurate helmet.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Generic Balaclava.jpg Balaclava
For 501st approval:
  • A balaclava is a black head sock/hood that is worn under the helmet and is used primarily to hide any view of the wearer's skin and/or facial hair.


TB scout shoulders.jpeg Shoulders
For 501st approval:
  • Gloss white, semi-gloss, or lightly weathered.
  • Black Elastic is used to secure the armor around upper arm.
  • They do not have any adornment.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout biceps.jpeg Upper Arms
For 501st approval:
  • Gloss white, semi-gloss or lightly weathered.
  • Have a recessed area with a "t-bit" detail attached within.
  • Black elastic is used to secure the armor around upper arm.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout forearms.jpeg Forearms
For 501st approval:
  • Gloss white, semi-gloss or lightly weathered.
  • Black elastic is used to secure the armor around forearm.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout gloves.jpeg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black leather and gauntlet length.
  • Detailed gloves that include-
  • Black suede or faux suede patches on top of the middle finger, index finger and thumb.
  • Four tightly spaced ribs that span the knuckles.
  • Should have no labels/logos, clips or external straps.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TB scout chest.jpeg Chest
For 501st approval:
  • Gloss white, semi-gloss or weathered.
  • There is a recessed rectangular area present over the right breast that is painted a medium to dark gray.
  • The chest armor and back plate should be joined together over the shoulder and the gap covered with a loop of white fabric.
  • The sides of the chest armor are attached to the back plate by white elastic.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout back.jpeg Back
For 501st approval:
  • Gloss white, semi-gloss or weathered.
  • The back plate has a tank attached.
    • The top of the tank is flat with a detail piece painted black, and must use the same greeblies as what is seen on screen. There is also a white painted circle and red line detail to be included.
    • The tank has a black stripe detail.
    • Scouts may have additional "rank indicators" that are present on the right side of the tank and can number anywhere from 0 to 6 stripes.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout flightsuit.jpeg Flight Suit
For 501st approval:
  • See the Scout Trooper Flight Suit page for detailed images of the patches described below.
  • The undersuit is a one or two-piece black textile suit, such as military flightsuits, motorcycle racing suits, industrial work clothing (Dickies), or similar suit modified appropriately.
  • Must have a suede or faux suede butt flap attached above the waist hidden by the cummerbund, rectangle in shape. The flap should be slightly narrower than the width of the trooper and stop slightly higher than the bottom of the troopers butt cheeks.
  • Suede or faux suede thigh patches must be present, extending over the flight suit crotch and down the front finishing above the knee armor. The thigh patches must be secured by 50mm (2") black elastic, sewn in under the front and back of the thigh patch.
  • Suit must not have any visible labels, logos or zippers (including built in flight suit pockets)
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout vest.jpg Vest
For 501st approval:
  • Made out of black matt finish heavy weight cotton fabric.
  • Sleeves should be padded and contain ribbing similar to the front of the cummerbund, the sleeves should end just slightly longer than the bottom edge of the shoulder armor.
  • Must have a much wider neck opening than the flight suit
  • Secured at the back using 50mm (2") black velcro.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout cummerbund.jpeg Cummerbund
For 501st approval:
  • White or lightly weathered.
  • Made out of white matt heavy weight cotton fabric and closes in back with 50mm (2") velcro.
  • Should sit from just under the chest armor down to the waist.
  • There should be no gap between the belt and cummerbund.
  • Has a tapered crotch with inverted curve sewn in detail, made from the same material and sits between the legs and connects to the back of the cummerbund by a 50mm (2") black elastic strap.
  • Has 6 or 7 (troopers choice) vertical stitch lines producing 5 or 6 raised ribs of equal width stitched into the front between where two fabric pouches are connected.
  • Pouches may be white or off-white.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout belt.jpeg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Gloss white, semi-gloss or lightly weathered.
  • The front and two "boxes" of the belt are made out of plastic.
  • The rest of the belt that fastens at the back of the waist is made out a textile material.
  • The back of the belt has a rectangular thermal detonator box with short grey corrigated hose.
  • The correct thermal detonator greeblies must be attached to the box, the rectangular part of the TD greeblie is the same as used in the rebel endor troopers rank badge, which is fixed on the left side of the TD, on the right the same round greeblie as what is used on the scouts tank topper. See the detonator detail page for a close up image of the greeblies.
  • Hanging from the sides of the belt are hip boxes, also made out of plastic. These are connected to the belt by textile straps.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout knees.jpeg Knees
For 501st approval:
  • Gloss white, semi-gloss or lightly weathered.
  • Black elastic is used to secure the armor around the leg.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout boots.jpeg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • White or lightly weathered.
  • The soles of the boot should be tan while the rest of the boot should be white.
  • There is a dog bone shaped strap that covers the bridge of the foot.
  • The boots are secured up the back using 25mm (1") white velcro closure.
  • The calf should come up just slightly underneath the bottom of the knee armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout holster.jpeg Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Gloss white, semi-gloss or lightly weathered.
  • Attached to the outside right side of the right boot by rivets, not straps.
  • The blaster pistol should fit in the holster.
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.

TB scout pistol.jpeg Hold-out Blaster
For 501st approval:
  • Flat black, semi-gloss or slightly weathered.
  • The pistol should not have any visible trigger, labels or logos.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):

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

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The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.