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Stormtrooper, A New Hope (Stunt)
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Model TK-8377, Photo by Patrizio Logar


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Description: Stormtrooper, A New Hope (Stunt)
Prefix: TK
Detachment:
Context: First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment
Episode IV: A New Hope


The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

FISD Defines two additional, optional levels of costuming excellence: Expert Infantryman and Centurion. In the page below, requirements for Expert Infantryman are listed in blue. Centurion requirements are in red. Please visit the FISD web site for a full description of these standards.

For 501st membership only the requirements in black need to be met.

Special Notes:

  • Visit the Frequently asked questions page for information on the Rubies Supreme Stormtrooper costume.
  • Blasters are not required for legion membership per our weapons policy.
  • The armor parts shall be made from one of these types of materials or like materials: White fiberglass, ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene), or Polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
  • FX armor may not be used for Level 3/Centurion approval.


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.
Costume Components:
TK anh stunt helmet.jpeg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • White fiberglass, ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), or HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene).
  • Traps (trapezoids on dome of helmet) and tears (area beneath the corners of eye lenses) are gray.
  • Rear traps and tears have vertical black lines.
  • Lenses are a flat green sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes.
  • The gray "ear" bars have three of four bumps, with a black outline. The bumps may or may not be painted.
  • Frown is painted gray and does not leave the teeth area. Eight total teeth on the frown are cut out.
  • Tube stripes are medium blue, numbering between 9 and 15 per side with the curve bends extending backwards.
  • Vocoder (vertically ribbed chin detail) is painted black
  • Aerators (cylinders on either side of the vocoder) are black.
  • Tears, traps, and tube stripes may be hand painted, decals, or decals that replicate hand painting.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Ears should have three screws used per side, one above and below the ear bar and one at the base of the helmet.
  • Ear bars should have four bumps only, not three.
  • Correct 'hovi mic' aerator tips.
  • FX helmets are not allowed.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • MRCE helmets are not allowed.
  • ANHv2 helmets are not allowed.
  • Ear bars should have only one or two bumps painted in black.
  • Tears/traps should be hand painted or use decals that emulate hand painting.
TK anh stunt neckseal.jpeg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Black with horizontal ribs, fitted to the wearer, and extending from the base of the neck to the top of the Adam's apple.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt shoulders.jpeg Shoulder Straps
For 501st approval:
  • These must be securely mounted in front and may free float in back. They may be affixed with rivets, Velcro, or adhesive.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • No visible rivets are allowed.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • These must free float in back.
  • These must be glued in front.
  • Straps need to be connected to the white under strap connecting the chest/back with an elastic band.
TK anh stunt shoulder.jpeg Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • One on each shoulder. The shoulder bells are considered effectively symmetrical; they may worn interchangeably on the left and right shoulders.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt biceps.jpeg Biceps
For 501st approval:
  • Biceps are fully closed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt forearms.jpeg Forearms
For 501st approval:
  • Forearms are fully closed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • No return edge on the inside of the front of the forearm is allowed.

TK anh stunt handplates.jpeg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • Roughly pentagonal in shape, the hand plates are mounted securely over the back of the glove. As an alternative to plastic, these may be made out of latex or latex-like material.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hand guards should be latex or latex-like, painted white, affixed to rubber gloves in lieu of plastic hand guards.
TK anh stunt gloves.jpeg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black rubber, nomex, leather, or leather-like material, with no visible straps or logos. The fingers are enclosed, non-textured.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Gloves should be rubber or rubber like chemical gloves

TK anh stunt chest.jpeg Chest
For 501st approval:
  • Chest plate overlaps the abdominal plate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Chest and back should be connected with a white fabric or preferably elastic strap at the shoulders.

TK anh stunt back.jpeg Back
For 501st approval:
  • Back plate contains a "O II" design with little or no overlap of the kidney plate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Back plate must have no or minimal overlap of the kidney plate.

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):
TK anh stunt ab.jpeg Abdomen Plate
For 501st approval:
  • The ab plate has a button area that matches the color pattern shown (3 blue + 6 gray); buttons are approximately 7/16" in diameter.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor side gaps should be closed. This should be done by adding a shim or shims of material that must be of similar material and color as the ab and back plate. Shims should fit flush and may have seams.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • The ab plate and kidney plate should match together at the sides with no gap, just a single visible seam line.
  • Rivets on the left side of the ab plates: a total of three rivets equally spaced out along the depth of the armour and about 10mm from the edge. They may be painted white, or not.
  • A single male snap on the top right corner of the ab plate should be present.

TK anh stunt kidney.jpeg Kidney Plate
For 501st approval:
  • It is allowable to have a single kidney/butt plate for 501st requirements. If a separate kidney plate is used, it should line up with the ab plate, with the top of the kidney plate being flush to or under the back plate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A separate kidney plate must be present, split from the butt plate.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • 3 rivets must be present on the left side of the kidney plate, equally spaced out along the depth of the armour and about 10mm from the edge. They may be painted white, or not.
TK anh stunt butt.jpeg Butt Plate
For 501st approval:
  • It is allowable to have a single kidney/butt plate for 501st requirements. If a separate butt plate is used, it should line up below the bottom of the belt with with the ab plate, with minimal gap between it and the kidney plate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A separate butt plate is required.
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt belt.jpeg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Belt face is made of plastic (TK ammo belt). It is comprised of 6 rectangular boxes, with three square buttons, one centered in the middle and one on each end.
  • Belt proper is made of canvas, canvas covered material, leather, or vinyl, 3 to 3.5" wide. The color is be white to off-white.
  • The drop boxes dangle from the sides of the plastic front belt via white straps and are aligned under the plastic tabs of the ammo belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Belt must be canvas or canvas covered, leather and vinyl are not acceptable.
  • There should be three square buttons, one centered in the middle and one on each end.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Drop boxes are closed in the back.
  • The corners of the belt should be trimmed at a 45 degree angle.
TK anh stunt detonator.jpeg Thermal Detonator
For 501st approval:
  • (a.k.a. O2 canister) attaches to the back of the belt. This is a gray cylinder 2 to 2.5" in diameter with white end caps and a white control panel pad, with controls closest to the right end cap.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The thermal detonator needs to be attached via metal clips approximately 1 inch wide, and should be all gray without silver stickers or silver paint.
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt thighs.jpeg Thighs
For 501st approval:
  • The thigh armour is closed in the back. The ammo belt is installed on the bottom of the right thigh.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • The thigh armor may be connected by brads/split rivets, but not by standard rivets.
  • The bottom corners of the belt corners must be rounded off.
TK anh stunt shins.jpeg Lower Legs
For 501st approval:
  • Greaves close in the back. The trapezoid knee plate is affixed to the left greave.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • There should be no visible rivets used to secure the sniper plate to the left greave.
TK anh stunt boots.jpeg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • White leather or leather-like, above ankle height, with a flat sole, and small U-shaped elastic sections on both sides of the ankle with no buckles or laces. Jodhpur-type boots or an equivalent style. Elvis or Mariachi boots are not acceptable.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • There should be no seam on the front of the boot (e.g. CABoots are not allowed).
  • Boots should be lightly scuffed.
TK anh stunt holster.jpeg Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Made of black leather or leather-like material.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Holster must be worn on the left and be attached to the belt from behind instead with no loops covering the outside of the belt.
  • The holster will be affixed with two fasteners at the bottom, instead of none or four. These may be rivets, snaps, or Chicago screws.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Costume Accessories:
TK anh stunt e11.jpeg BlasTech E-11
For 501st approval:
  • Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Folding stock (does not need to function).
  • A real or replica ammo counter - based off of a Hengstler counter - should be present.
  • D-ring mounted on the rear.
  • Correct style scope.
  • Two power cylinders on the magazine.
  • Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters should have a total of 6 t-racks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the Hengstler side un-covered).
  • Popular commercially available toy Stormtrooper blasters have a total of 7 T-racks (if you cover all the rows of holes) or 6 T-racks (if you cover the "open row" of holes on the Hengstler side. * Below this, you must grind off the lower T-rack and drill a new row of holes).
  • No ESB/ROTJ greeblies on the blaster are allowed.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hasbro blasters are not allowed, even conversions.
TK anh stunt dlt19.jpeg BlasTech DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle
For 501st approval:
  • Based on a real or replica MG-34 machine gun.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A DTL-19 is an MG-34 with T-racks on the barrel, ejection port cover added, and a small disk on left side.
For level three certification (if applicable):
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