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{{CRLdetinfo|1116|Stormtrooper, Empire Strikes Back|TK|Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back|
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The Stormtroopers are the main force during the capture and interrogation of the Rebels, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Chewbacca and their droid C3PO on the Cloud City of Bespin.
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'''“It would be unfortunate if I had to leave a garrison here”. - Darth Vader (ESB)'''
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The Stormtroopers were the main force during the capture and interrogation of the Rebels, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Chewbacca and their droid C3PO on the Cloud City of Bespin.  
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These highly trained elite soldiers cannot be bribed or swayed from their dedication to the Empire.
These highly trained elite soldiers cannot be bribed or swayed from their dedication to the Empire.
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The Stormtroopers are not only the first strike team units sent into critical combat situations, but are also assigned to keep a watchful eye over the Imperial officers who might betray the Emperor’s cause.  
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The Stormtroopers are not only the first strike team units sent into critical combat situations, but are also assigned to keep a watchful eye over the Imperial officers who might betray the Emperor’s cause.
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Garrisons of Stormtroopers are  stationed on worlds throughout the Galaxy to keep order, and stop any Rebel uprisings.
Garrisons of Stormtroopers are  stationed on worlds throughout the Galaxy to keep order, and stop any Rebel uprisings.
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Even though the Stormtroopers are an independent unit, having their own command structure, ranking system and support facilities, they still serve on Imperial vessels, and operate along side the Imperial army and navy.
Even though the Stormtroopers are an independent unit, having their own command structure, ranking system and support facilities, they still serve on Imperial vessels, and operate along side the Imperial army and navy.
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The Stormtroopers are shielded by hardened, plastoid,composite armor, fitted over a black environmental body glove, with a built-in life support system.  The imposing white armor not only protects them from harsh environments, but also gives limited protection from blaster fire.
The Stormtroopers are shielded by hardened, plastoid,composite armor, fitted over a black environmental body glove, with a built-in life support system.  The imposing white armor not only protects them from harsh environments, but also gives limited protection from blaster fire.
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Stormtroopers carry an array of equipment and weapons ,wielding blaster rifles and pistols with great skill.
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Stormtroopers carry an array of equipment and weapons ,wielding blaster rifles and pistols with great skill.  
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The Stormtroopers,  having the combined  training and battle tactics of both an Army soldier and a Marine, makes them highly adaptable and a very skilled force.}}
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The Stormtroopers,  having the combined  training and battle tactics of both an Army soldier and a Marine, makes them highly adaptable and a very skilled force.
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Rebellion slang terms and nicknames for Stormtroopers:
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Whitehats
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Plastic Soldiers
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Boys in White
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Plastic Boys
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Stormies
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_esb_helmet.jpeg|Helmet|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_esb_helmet.jpeg|Helmet|
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*Traps (trapezoids on dome of helmet) and tears (area beneath the corners of eye lenses) are gray.
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*Traps (trapezoids on dome of helmet) and tears (area beneath the corners of eye lenses) are grey.
*Rear traps and tears have vertical black lines.  
*Rear traps and tears have vertical black lines.  
*Lenses are a flat smoke or green sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes.  
*Lenses are a flat smoke or green sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes.  
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*The “ear” bars have three or four bumps and should be gray or painted gray, with a black outline. Painting the bumps with rank stripes (highlighted) in black is optional.
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*The “ear” bars have three or four bumps and are painted grey, with a black outline. Painting the bumps with rank stripes (highlighted) in black is optional.
*Frown is painted black and does not leave the teeth area. Eight or six total teeth on the frown are cut out.  
*Frown is painted black and does not leave the teeth area. Eight or six total teeth on the frown are cut out.  
*Tube stripes are medium blue, should be 13 per side, but can be 9 and 16 per side with the curve bends extending backwards.  
*Tube stripes are medium blue, should be 13 per side, but can be 9 and 16 per side with the curve bends extending backwards.  
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*Mesh may be used behind the frown to obscure the face of the wearer.
*Mesh may be used behind the frown to obscure the face of the wearer.
*Note: The FX helmet is considered deprecated (to be avoided), though is acceptable for Legion requirements.
*Note: The FX helmet is considered deprecated (to be avoided), though is acceptable for Legion requirements.
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*Note: A stock (out of the box) MRCE and/or EFX PCR helmet does not meet the basic 501st requirements without the major modification that are necessary. Please visit FISD/whitearmor.net for more info on these modifications. |
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*Note: A stock (out of the box) MRCE and/or EFX PCR helmet does not meet the basic 501st requirements without the major modification that are necessary. Please visit FISD/whitearmor.net for more info on these modifications.|
*Ears shall have three screws used per side, one above and below the ear bar and one at the base of the helmet.  
*Ears shall have three screws used per side, one above and below the ear bar and one at the base of the helmet.  
*Traps/tears and tube stripes shall be decals (with the correct ESB details), no hand-painting or decals that replicate hand painted.
*Traps/tears and tube stripes shall be decals (with the correct ESB details), no hand-painting or decals that replicate hand painted.
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*Traps/tears may be either ANH gray or a slightly bluer shade of ANH gray.
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*Traps/tears may be either ANH grey or a slightly bluer shade of ANH grey.
*Ear bars shall have four bumps only, not three.  
*Ear bars shall have four bumps only, not three.  
*Correct 'Hovi mic' aerator tips.  
*Correct 'Hovi mic' aerator tips.  
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*MRCE and/or EFX PCR helmets are not allowed.
*MRCE and/or EFX PCR helmets are not allowed.
*ANHv2 helmets are not allowed.
*ANHv2 helmets are not allowed.
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*Ear bars shall have only two bumps painted in black (rank stripes).
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*Ear bars shall have only two to three bumps painted in black (rank stripes).
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*Neck trim shall be of an s-type profile rather than a u-type profile. }}
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*Neck trim shall be of an s-type profile rather than a u-type profile.}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_neckseal.jpeg|Neck Seal|
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*Black with horizontal ribs, fitted to the wearer, and extending from the base of the neck to the top of the Adam's apple.| | }}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_shoulders.jpeg|Shoulder Straps|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_shoulders.jpeg|Shoulder Straps|
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*Straps shall not have a white elastic band securing the shoulder straps to either the chest/back.}}
*Straps shall not have a white elastic band securing the shoulder straps to either the chest/back.}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_shoulder.jpeg|Shoulder Bells|
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TK_anh_stunt_shoulder.jpeg|Shoulder Armor|
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*The shoulders  are considered effectively symmetrical.
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**They may be worn interchangeably on the left and right shoulders.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_biceps.jpeg|Biceps|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TK_anh_stunt_biceps.jpeg|Upper Arm Armor|
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*Armor is fully closed.|
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*Armor is constructed using the butt joint and cover strip method.
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**Not by overlapping the pieces.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_forearms.jpeg|Forearms|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TK_anh_stunt_forearms.jpeg|Forearm Armor|
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*Forearms are fully closed.|
*No return edge on the inside of the front of the forearm is allowed.
*No return edge on the inside of the front of the forearm is allowed.
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*Forearms are constructed using the butt joint and cover strip method. **Not by overlapping the pieces.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_esb_handplates.jpeg|Hand Plates|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TK_esb_handplates.jpeg|Hand Plates|
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*These shall be clam shell, or snowtrooper-style hand plates and not the trapezoidal design seen in A New Hope. The hand plates shall be mounted securely over the back of the glove.|  
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*If rubber gloves are worn the hand plates are affixed via an elastic strap over the palm.
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*If silk or satin gloves are worn, the hand plates have the correct visible stitching pattern using black cotton, with a five point/star pattern, equally spread out with 2 on each side and 1 in the middle front, and needs to be double stitched at each point.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_gloves.jpeg|Gloves|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TK_anh_stunt_gloves.jpeg|Gloves|
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*Black in color, made of either rubber, nomex, leather, or leather-like material, with no visible straps or logos/designs. The fingers are enclosed, non-textured.|
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*Gloves shall be black rubber or rubber- like chemical gloves or black silk or satin.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_chest.jpeg|Chest|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TK_anh_stunt_chest.jpeg|Chest Armor|
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*Chest plate overlaps the abdominal plate.|
*Chest and back shall be connected with a white fabric or preferably elastic strap at the shoulders.
*Chest and back shall be connected with a white fabric or preferably elastic strap at the shoulders.
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*AM chest plate is replaced with a more screen accurate version.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_back.jpeg|Back|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TK_anh_stunt_back.jpeg|Back Armor|
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*Back plate contains a "O II" design.|
*Back plate shall have no, or minimal overlap of the kidney plate.
*Back plate shall have no, or minimal overlap of the kidney plate.
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_undersuit.jpeg|Under Suit|
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TK_anh_stunt_undersuit.jpeg|Under Suit|
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*Black non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos/designs.| | }}
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*Black non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos/designs.||}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_ab.jpeg|Abdomen Plate|
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{{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_ab.jpeg|Abdomen Armor|
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*The abdomen armor has a button area that matches the color pattern shown (3 blue + 6 grey); buttons are approximately 7/16" (11mm) in diameter.|
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*Rivets are painted white.
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*A single male snap on the top right corner of the ab plate is present.
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*A single split rivet or brad is present on the lower tab of the abdomen armor.
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*Abdomen armor buttons are integrated and painted directly on the armor.
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_kidney.jpeg|Kidney Plate|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TK_anh_stunt_kidney.jpeg|Kidney Armor|
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_butt.jpeg|Butt Plate|
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TK_anh_stunt_butt.jpeg|Posterior armor|
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*A separate butt plate is required, split from the kidney plate.|
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*Two male snaps shall be present on the crotch tab of the butt plate. They do not need to be functional.|}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_belt.jpeg|Belt|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_belt.jpeg|Belt|
*Belt face is made of plastic (TK ammo belt).
*Belt face is made of plastic (TK ammo belt).
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*The drop boxes dangle from the sides of the front plastic belt (ammo belt) via white straps and are aligned under the plastic tabs of the ammo belt.|
*The drop boxes dangle from the sides of the front plastic belt (ammo belt) via white straps and are aligned under the plastic tabs of the ammo belt.|
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*There shall be three square buttons, one centered in the middle and one on each end of the plastic ammo belt.|
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*The corners of the of the plastic ammo belt shall be trimmed at a 45 degree angle.}}
*The corners of the of the plastic ammo belt shall be trimmed at a 45 degree angle.}}
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*The total length is approximately 7.50" (190.5mm).
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{{CRLtemplate-onelevel|File:TK_anh_stunt_thighs.jpeg|Thigh Armor|
*Thigh armor shall be closed in the back.
*Thigh armor shall be closed in the back.
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*The bottom corners of the thigh ammo belt are rounded off.
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*Thighs are constructed using the butt joint and cover strip method.
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**Overlap construction is not allowed.|}}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_shins.jpeg|Lower Legs|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_shins.jpeg|Lower Legs|
*Greaves close in the back. The trapezoid knee plate (sniper knee plate) is affixed to the left greave and may have two visible brads or rivets securing it to the greave.  
*Greaves close in the back. The trapezoid knee plate (sniper knee plate) is affixed to the left greave and may have two visible brads or rivets securing it to the greave.  
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**Not by overlapping the pieces.}}
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{{CRLtemplate-nolevels|File:TK_esb_holster.jpeg|Holster|
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*Holster is worn on right side of belt. Holster will be made of completely black leather or leather-like material and be worn on the right and affixed via two black loops over the belt (no fasteners).||}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_esb_blaster1.jpeg|BlasTech E-11 (canon)|
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_esb_blaster1.jpeg|E-11 Blaster (ESB)|
*Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.|
*Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.|
*Folding stock (does not need to function).
*Folding stock (does not need to function).
*No ammo counter shall be present.
*No ammo counter shall be present.
*D-ring mounted on the rear.
*D-ring mounted on the rear.
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**The M-19 scope is preferred.
*No power cylinders on the magazine housing.
*No power cylinders on the magazine housing.
*Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters shall have a total of 6 T-tracks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the magazine housing side uncovered).
*Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters shall have a total of 6 T-tracks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the magazine housing side uncovered).
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*Hasbro blasters are not allowed, even conversions.}}
*Hasbro blasters are not allowed, even conversions.}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_esb_blaster2.jpeg|E-11 Blaster (promo)|
*Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.|
*Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.|
*Folding stock (does not need to function).
*Folding stock (does not need to function).
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Stormtrooper, Empire Strikes Back
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Model TK-7795, Photo by Jason M Kreis TK-4625


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Description: Stormtrooper, Empire Strikes Back
Prefix: TK
Detachment: First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment
Context: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Stormtroopers are the main force during the capture and interrogation of the Rebels, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Chewbacca and their droid C3PO on the Cloud City of Bespin. These highly trained elite soldiers cannot be bribed or swayed from their dedication to the Empire. The Stormtroopers are not only the first strike team units sent into critical combat situations, but are also assigned to keep a watchful eye over the Imperial officers who might betray the Emperor’s cause. Garrisons of Stormtroopers are stationed on worlds throughout the Galaxy to keep order, and stop any Rebel uprisings. Even though the Stormtroopers are an independent unit, having their own command structure, ranking system and support facilities, they still serve on Imperial vessels, and operate along side the Imperial army and navy. The Stormtroopers are shielded by hardened, plastoid,composite armor, fitted over a black environmental body glove, with a built-in life support system. The imposing white armor not only protects them from harsh environments, but also gives limited protection from blaster fire. Stormtroopers carry an array of equipment and weapons ,wielding blaster rifles and pistols with great skill. The Stormtroopers, having the combined training and battle tactics of both an Army soldier and a Marine, makes them highly adaptable and a very skilled force.


The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

FISD Defines two additional, optional levels of costuming excellence. In the page below, requirements for Level 2 "Expert Infantryman" are listed in blue. Requirements for Level 3 "Centurion" are listed in red.

  • Those armor pieces without blue and/ or red text are by default considered the highest level.
  • 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 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.
  • Any uncertainties or questionable aspects of the submitted costume should be brought to the appropriate DL/GML peer review section of the legion forum.
Required Costume Components

The following costume components are present and appear as described below.

TK esb helmet.jpeg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Traps (trapezoids on dome of helmet) and tears (area beneath the corners of eye lenses) are grey.
  • Rear traps and tears have vertical black lines.
  • Lenses are a flat smoke or green sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes.
  • The “ear” bars have three or four bumps and are painted grey, with a black outline. Painting the bumps with rank stripes (highlighted) in black is optional.
  • Frown is painted black and does not leave the teeth area. Eight or six total teeth on the frown are cut out.
  • Tube stripes are medium blue, should be 13 per side, but can be 9 and 16 per side with the curve bends extending backwards.
  • Vocoder (vertically ribbed chin detail) is painted black.
  • Aerators/Hovi mix tips (cylinders on either side of the vocoder) are black or painted black.
  • Tears, traps, and tube stripes should be decals but can be hand painted, or decals that replicate hand painted.
  • Mesh may be used behind the frown to obscure the face of the wearer.
  • Note: The FX helmet is considered deprecated (to be avoided), though is acceptable for Legion requirements.
  • Note: A stock (out of the box) MRCE and/or EFX PCR helmet does not meet the basic 501st requirements without the major modification that are necessary. Please visit FISD/whitearmor.net for more info on these modifications.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Ears shall have three screws used per side, one above and below the ear bar and one at the base of the helmet.
  • Traps/tears and tube stripes shall be decals (with the correct ESB details), no hand-painting or decals that replicate hand painted.
  • Traps/tears may be either ANH grey or a slightly bluer shade of ANH grey.
  • Ear bars shall have four bumps only, not three.
  • Correct 'Hovi mic' aerator tips.
  • FX helmets are not allowed.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • MRCE and/or EFX PCR helmets are not allowed.
  • ANHv2 helmets are not allowed.
  • Ear bars shall have only two to three bumps painted in black (rank stripes).
  • Neck trim shall be of an s-type profile rather than a u-type profile.


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.


TK anh stunt shoulders.jpeg Shoulder Straps
For 501st approval:
  • These shall 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 shall be glued in front.
  • These shall be affixed in the back (no snaps, rivets or brads shall be visible).
  • Straps shall not have a white elastic band securing the shoulder straps to either the chest/back.
TK anh stunt shoulder.jpeg Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • One on each shoulder.
  • The shoulders are considered effectively symmetrical.
    • They may be worn interchangeably on the left and right shoulders.


TK anh stunt biceps.jpeg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Armor is fully closed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Armor is constructed using the butt joint and cover strip method.
    • Not by overlapping the pieces.
TK anh stunt forearms.jpeg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Forearms are fully closed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • No return edge on the inside of the front of the forearm is allowed.
  • Forearms are constructed using the butt joint and cover strip method. **Not by overlapping the pieces.
TK esb handplates.jpeg Hand Plates
For 501st approval:
  • These shall be clam shell, or snowtrooper-style hand plates and not the trapezoidal design seen in A New Hope. The hand plates shall be mounted securely over the back of the glove.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • If rubber gloves are worn the hand plates are affixed via an elastic strap over the palm.
  • If silk or satin gloves are worn, the hand plates have the correct visible stitching pattern using black cotton, with a five point/star pattern, equally spread out with 2 on each side and 1 in the middle front, and needs to be double stitched at each point.
TK anh stunt gloves.jpeg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black in color, made of either rubber, nomex, leather, or leather-like material, with no visible straps or logos/designs. The fingers are enclosed, non-textured.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Gloves shall be black rubber or rubber- like chemical gloves or black silk or satin.
TK anh stunt chest.jpeg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Chest plate overlaps the abdominal plate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Chest and back shall be connected with a white fabric or preferably elastic strap at the shoulders.
  • AM chest plate is replaced with a more screen accurate version.
TK anh stunt back.jpeg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Back plate contains a "O II" design.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Back plate shall have no, or minimal overlap of the kidney plate.
  • AM back plate is replaced with a more screen accurate version.
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/designs.


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TK anh stunt ab.jpeg Abdomen Armor
For 501st approval:
  • The abdomen armor has a button area that matches the color pattern shown (3 blue + 6 grey); buttons are approximately 7/16" (11mm) in diameter.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Any gap between the abdomen and kidney armor is no more than 1/2" (12.5mm) wide.
    • Any shims used to achieve this effect are of a similar material and color as the abdomen and kidney armor. Shims fit flush and seams are allowed.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Ideally there no gap between the abdomen and kidney armor.
    • A single visible seam line is present.
  • Three rivets, approximately 5/16"(8mm) diameter, are present on the left side of the abdomen armor.
    • Note: The original rivets used for the TK armor were bifurcated rivets or split rivets.
  • Rivets are equally spaced along the depth of the armor and about 10mm from the edge.
  • The heads are rounded or domed.
    • Note: Paperclip brads are not considered to have a domed head.
  • Rivets are painted white.
  • A single male snap on the top right corner of the ab plate is present.
  • A single split rivet or brad is present on the lower tab of the abdomen armor.
    • Rivet does not need to be functional.
  • Abdomen armor buttons are integrated and painted directly on the armor.
    • No separate buttons are allowed.
TK anh stunt kidney.jpeg Kidney Armor
For 501st approval:
  • A separate kidney plate is present, split from the posterior armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Three rivets, approximately 5/16"(8mm) diameter, are present on the left side of the kidney plate.
    • Note: The original rivets used for the TK armor were bifurcated rivets or split rivets.
  • Rivets are equally spaced along the depth of the armor and about 10mm from the edge.
  • The heads are rounded or domed.
    • Note: Paperclip brads are not considered to have a domed head.
  • Rivets are painted white.
TK anh stunt butt.jpeg Posterior armor
For 501st approval:
  • A separate butt plate is required, split from the kidney plate.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Two male snaps shall be present on the crotch tab of the butt plate. They do not need to be functional.
TK anh stunt belt.jpeg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Belt face is made of plastic (TK ammo belt).
  • The soft belt proper is made of canvas, or material with a canvas covering. Size is 2.75” (70 mm) to 3.25”(83 mm) wide and not wider than the plastic portion of the belt. The color is be white to off-white.
  • The drop boxes dangle from the sides of the front plastic belt (ammo belt) via white straps and are aligned under the plastic tabs of the ammo belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • There shall be three square buttons, one centered in the middle and one on each end of the plastic ammo belt.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Drop boxes have full inner drop boxes to close the back.
    • Not flat covers.
  • Drop boxes are vertically aligned with the end of the ammo belt with minimal gap between belt and box.
  • The corners of the of the plastic ammo belt shall 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 center back of the belt.
  • Detonator consists of an all grey cylinder, without silver stickers or silver paint.
    • The cylinder is between 2” (50mm) and 2.68"(68mm) in diameter with white end caps on each end.
  • The white control panel pad faces upwards, with the controls/round washer style detail closest to the right end cap.
  • The total length is approximately 7.50" (190.5mm).
  • The thermal detonator is attached via metal or metallic-appearing clips, approximately 1" (25mm) wide.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Thermal detonator belt clips are positioned with little to no gap between the clips and the end caps.
TK anh stunt thighs.jpeg Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Thigh armor shall be closed in the back.
  • The small ammo belt is installed on the bottom of the right thigh.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Thigh ammo belt is attached to thigh with a solid head rivet or fastener in the upper corner and fastened to the lower thigh ridge.
    • The solid head rivet attachment is painted white.
    • Standard pop rivets are not allowed
  • The bottom corners of the thigh ammo belt are rounded off.
  • Thighs are constructed using the butt joint and cover strip method.
    • Overlap construction is not allowed.
TK anh stunt shins.jpeg Lower Legs
For 501st approval:
  • Greaves close in the back. The trapezoid knee plate (sniper knee plate) is affixed to the left greave and may have two visible brads or rivets securing it to the greave.
  • The AM greaves (shins) shall be on the proper legs, with a new cover strip. The cover strip edge shall be facing the inside of the leg. Note: There is a manufacturer defect with the AM greaves (shins) that may cause you to wear the them improperly. Please see the Tutorial titled :"AM armor shins: the proper way to assemble and wear", on the whitearmor.net
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Sniper knee plate is aligned with the ridges on the shin.
  • Sniper knee plate does not have visible rivets or fasteners attaching it to the shin.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Lower legs are constructed using the butt joint and cover strip method.
    • Not by overlapping the pieces.
TK anh stunt boots.jpeg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Boots are above ankle height and made of white leather or leather-like material.
  • Small U-shaped elastic sections on both sides of the ankle.
  • Flat sole with a short heel.
  • No buckles or laces.
  • Jodhpur/ Chelsea-type boots or an equivalent style is acceptable.
    • Elvis or Mariachi boots are not allowed.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boots shall be lightly scuffed.
  • There shall be no seam on the front of the boot.
TK esb holster.jpeg Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Holster is worn on right side of belt. Holster will be made of completely black leather or leather-like material and be worn on the right and affixed via two black loops over the belt (no fasteners).


Optional Accessories

Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present appear as described below.

TK esb blaster1.jpeg E-11 Blaster (ESB)
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).
  • No ammo counter shall be present.
  • D-ring mounted on the rear.
  • Sterling based blasters have the correct M-38 or M-19 style scope.
    • The M-19 scope is preferred.
  • No power cylinders on the magazine housing.
  • Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters shall have a total of 6 T-tracks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the magazine housing side uncovered).
  • If using the Hasbro E11 toy blaster and you cover all the rows of holes, the blaster will have 7 T-tracks total. But, if you want to have the correct number of T-tracks (6 total) with the lower row of open vent holes on the magazine housing side, then you shall cover the pre-existing rows of holes with T-tracks, and grind off the lower integrated T-track on the magazine housing side and drill a new row of holes in its place.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hasbro blasters are not allowed, even conversions.
TK esb blaster2.jpeg E-11 Blaster (promo)
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).
  • No ammo counter shall be present.
  • Correct style scope.
  • No power cylinders on the magazine housing.
  • Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters shall have a total of 6 T-tracks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the magazine housing side uncovered).
  • If using the Hasbro E11 toy blaster and you cover all the rows of holes, the blaster will have 7 T-tracks total. But, if you want to have the correct number of T-tracks (6 total) with the lower row of open vent holes on the magazine housing side, then you shall cover the pre-existing rows of holes with T-tracks, and grind off the lower integrated T-track on the magazine housing side and drill a new row of holes in its place.
  • Two greeblies on the left rear area.
  • Three studs on the right rear area.
  • Add two scope block greeblies.
  • Remove front bayonet muzzle disk.
  • Remove magazine housing parts.
  • Remove D-Ring mount.
  • Swoosh trim on right side above the pistol grip.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hasbro blasters are not allowed, even conversions.

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