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Clone Trooper Captain
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Model MODEL NAME, Photo by PHOTOGRAPHER NAME


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Description: Clone Trooper Captain
Prefix: TC
Detachment: Clone Trooper Detachment
Context: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Clone troopers were an army of identical, genetically-modified clones of Jango Fett, created to serve in the Grand Army of the Republic during the conflict that came to be known as the Clone Wars. Cloned and raised in the cities of Kamino, the clone troopers trained and drilled since birth, and came to be regarded as one of the most efficient military forces ever to have existed in galactic history. This was not only due to their training, but also to their unwavering loyalty to the Galactic Republic and its leader, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.

Please note that this costume is also eligible for membership in The Rebel Legion.


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.


Blankwhite.gif Captain Command Colors
For 501st approval:
  • In the CRL below you will see references to command colors/markings/paint.
  • For the sergeant, the command color is red.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Blankwhite.gif Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Episode 2 style Clone Helmet - Fanmade bucket. Some "name brand" helmets may be unacceptable.
  • Visor - Mirrored Chrome or Black Visor.
  • Helmet Fin on dome.
  • Rear fin needs a brake light cover installed.
  • 6 Primer Grey Vents on each side of helmet cheeks.
  • Helmet frown is charcoal grey in color. Wire or plastic mesh is utilized inside the helmet to cover the open pieces of the frown.
  • Command marking symbolizing rank:
    • 1. The Tail fin should be painted to the dome of the helmet and contiuned down to the brow line
    • 2. The indented wrap around the dome above the brow should be painted in command coloring
    • 3. The visor area is outlined with command coloring
    • 4. A vertical stripe down the nose squaring off at the vocoder and wraping around to the neck ring should be painted in command coloring.
  • Ear holes may be painted light grey or remain white.
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.
  • Rear fin light to be lit. Light is steady, does not blink, and is composed of 3 LEDs.
Clone trooper neck seal.jpg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Neck seal to be black 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.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
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.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
    • Command paint follows the contour the the shoulder armor. Front should line should match upper arm location and rear shoulder line should match with rear upper arm line. The command stripe should be continuous from one part to the next.
  • Shoulders should be tear drop in shape with all rounded edges.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder bells should not be symmetrical. The Shoulder bells should slightly curve back at the bottom of the shoulder.
Blankwhite.gif Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
    • Command paint semi covers some tricept indentation and 1/2" around the front of the bicep.
  • 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.
  • Armor should be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Elbow Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
    • Command paint covers the outside of the elbow and 1/2" - 3/4" of the return. The remainder is white.
  • 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.
  • Both elbows have strapping. The straps should have a raised detail line at the top and bottom of the strap.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Elbows should be mirror images of each other with a notched area on the outside of the elbow above the detail marks.
Blankwhite.gif Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
    • Command paint starts at the back of the bottom triangle of the forearm and continues in a straigh line to the top of the forearm. The top line starts 1/4" from compad location on right arm and continues in a vertical line. The area between these two lines should be filled in with command coloring. Match this to the left arm.
  • Both left and right forearms should be mirror images of each other.
  • Right forearm should have a compad that has 8 small buttons,1 Large main button, and 1 slightly smaller rectanular button.
  • Forearm tops should have a flattened triangular area that have a ridge that comes to a point at the top of the forearm.
  • Armor should be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Compad has detail antenna on its left.
  • Instead of a hard edge the top of the forearm has a bone ridge.
Blankwhite.gif Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • 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.
    • Handplates should be completely colored with command coloring.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif 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):
Blankwhite.gif Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
    • There should be 4 3/4" dots horitantal to the ground centered on the left breast in command coloring
  • Two detail slots on right breast.
  • Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.
  • Shoulder straps should be placed underneath the chest to connect to the back.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder straps should be slotted into the chest into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
Blankwhite.gif Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be 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 should be two parallel lines and the the right of the back there should a be a squared detail.
  • Chest and back plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a seam line.
  • Shoulder straps should be placed underneath the chest to connect to the back.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder straps should be slotted into the Back into the detail ridges of the top connection points.
  • Highly detailed resin insert should replace softer details.
Blankwhite.gif Ab Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Four 1/4" diameter holes per side on indents of ab plate, eight holes total.
  • Ab section should wrap around the wearers body and be sealed at the sides or at the back.
  • Ab section should be completely contained under the chest and back armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • 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.
Blankwhite.gif Cod and Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Cod and Posterior armor should connect at the hips.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hips should be connected via a snap with the correct detailed shape of the armor at the connection point.
Blankwhite.gif Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • 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):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Belt Boxes should be notched and fitted flush with the details of the belt.
  • Left Rear belt box should have two square buttons in the top left corner and and equal symbol detail at the bottom right.
  • Right Rear belt box should have a bar with two small cylinders centered with and equal symbol detail on the bottom left.
  • From the rear two belt boxes the belt should have a ribbed detailed appearance.
Blankwhite.gif Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • 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.
  • Rear of the thigh should have an indention.
  • Armor should be seamless. No visible traces of how the armor was assembled should be shown.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Outside of lower portion of the thighs should come to a point and inner lower end should be rounded.
Blankwhite.gif Knee Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • Knees should wrap around the front of the leg. From top center a raised detail line should be present.
  • Knees should be 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):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Center strap should be primer gray.
  • Connection between the knee and the strapping should have a detail clip.
Blankwhite.gif Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor should be painted matte or satin white.
  • 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.
  • Back of the lower legs should have an indentation just under the calf the follow down to the ankle.
  • Calf can have an access area on the inside of the leg. The outside of the calf should be closed.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Calves should be seamless and have a trap door access through the indent in the rear of the lower leg.
  • Outside of the lower leg should have a pointed tip at the top and the inside of the lower leg should be rounded off at the top.


Clone shoes copy.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • White, 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 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 should be approximately 26 “or 66 cm.
  • Because of the scale, the Hasbro version is not allowed.
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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