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Hardcase (Phase 1)
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Description: Hardcase (Phase 1)
Prefix: CT
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: The Clone Wars: Season 2 - Episode 10

Hardcase serves in the Grand Army of the Republic. This is his Phase 1 armor which he uses while scouting the wetlands, during the battle of Salucami.


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.
  • The top surface of the helmet fin is painted blue. This blue stripe continues forward of the fin and comes to a point just above the front brow band.
  • Surrounding this center stripe is a thin box design resembling that of a top hat. this design includes a small blue dot under each side.
  • The helmet eye lens and nose area are outlined in blue with the lines converging to a single vertical stripe over the chin area.
  • The line across the top of the lens extends up and around each ear piece, blending seamlessly into the rear indented helmet band.
  • The rear indented helmet band is also the same shade of blue.
  • Each cheek has two, blue colored, dash marks.
    • The marks closest to center are larger and bend outward near the bottom.
    • Extending from the bottom edge of these bent marks is a long thin streak which flows onto the lower portion of the helmet. Below the streak is a smaller blue dot.
  • Side vent tubes have 4 hash marks on each.
  • If weathered, the blue areas include various scuff marks and fading.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated neckseal.jpg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Neck seal is black in color with no ribbing.
  • No logos or labels are visible.
    • If the seal is not incorporated as part of the under suit, a balaclava or other similar covering is acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Neck seal closes in the front via 2 small black snaps.


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.



TC animated grunt shoulders.jpg Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Shoulders are padded so as not to rest flat against the arms.
    • The top of the bell sits 3/4" - 1" above the natural shoulder.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.



TC animated grunt biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Armor has a notch on the lower area of the back of the arm that matches up with the elbow armor.
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.



TC animated grunt forearms.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Animated Phase I Forearm Armor.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Left forearm has a compad with (4) main square recessed areas and (1) slightly smaller square recessed area.
    • The smaller recess is closest to the elbow.
  • Armor is 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, extending up to fit into the notch on the bicep.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.


TC animated handplates.jpg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • 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.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.



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.
    • As this line reaches the collar opening it stops short and ends with a separated blue dot on each side.
  • Outside of the narrow stripe is a wider blue stripe outline of the same shape.
    • This outline differs in that, after reaching the bottom of the armor, it bends back to wrap around the rib area and 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 outward near the end and finishes with a blue colored dot.
  • Weathering of blue areas includes various scuff marks and fading.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
  • Shoulder straps are white and must be placed over the chest and back armor at the seams.
  • Lower portion of the chest is curved to match the abdomen armor.
  • Chest and back plate must match together at the sides and shoulders with no gap.
    • Butted seam lines are permitted if required.
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 stripes that outline rib section of front armor, now extend around to the back armor and end just after reaching around to the backside.
  • Back armor has a detail plate consisting of 4 circles and 5 horizontal bars.
  • Weathering of blue areas includes various scuff marks and scratches.
  • Weathering of white areas are shades of grey.
  • Chest and back plate must match together at the sides and shoulders with no gap. Butted seam lines are permitted if required.
  • Shoulder straps are white and must be placed over the chest and back armor at the seams.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated ab.jpg Abdomen Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Animated Phase I Abdomen Armor.
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Top edge of the armor is curved to match the chest.
  • Abdomen armor protrudes out in the middle to match the shape of the chest.
  • (4) inset lines divide the abdomen armor into segments.
  • Abdomen and Kidney armor connect at the sides with no open gap.
    • A butted seam between abdomen and kidney armor is acceptable.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.


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 must be painted matte or satin white. If weathered, the weathering should be shades of grey.
  • Belt is approx 3" tall and divided into 1.75" wide 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 may be recessed or painted on
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor must be weathered.
  • Detonator lines must be recessed.
For level three certification (if applicable):


TC animated thighs.jpg Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Front of thigh armor has a flat triangular area near the knee with a notch cut out for the knee armor.
  • From the top of the triangle a ridge line travels up the front of the thigh to the top edge.
  • The upper outer edge has an angled section.
  • The armor is weathered with shades of grey.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is seamless.
    • No visible traces of how the armor was assembled are shown.


600px-TC animated shins1 copy.jpg Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is painted matte or satin white.
  • Knee armor is integrated with the lower leg.
  • The armor has a flat center triangle below the knee plate, with the single point facing downward.
  • The calf detail of the armor has a ridge wrapping around the back of the leg.
  • Due to the shape of the armor, a butted seam is permitted on the inside or back of the leg.
  • Armor is weathered with shades of grey.



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.


CRLdc15s-animated.jpg DC-15S Blaster Carbine (animated style)
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, this weapon is commonly carried by the Troopers of the Galactic Republic.

  • This is the animated variant of the DC-15S blaster rifle.


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This CRL is available as a PDF at www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TC_CW-animated_Hardcase_phase_1

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