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{{CRLdetinfo|1116|Stormtrooper, Return of the Jedi|TK|First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment|Episode VI: Return of the Jedi|Described as the Emperor's finest Legion, stormtroopers defended the defense sheild on Endor.}}
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{{CRLdetinfo|1116|Stormtrooper, Return of the Jedi|TK|Episode VI: Return of the Jedi|
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'''"An entire legion of my best troops awaits them". - Emperor Palpatine (ROTJ)'''
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Outfitted with newly designed armor and the new series of BlasTech E11's, the Stormtroopers were the main garrison for the newly constructed, second Death Star. The Emperor stationed the Empires’ finest Legion of Stormtroopers to defend the defense shield for the Death Star. They were the main strike unit during  the battle on the Forest Moon of Endor.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_helmet.jpg|Helmet|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_helmet.jpg|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 gray.
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* Rear traps and tears have vertical black lines.
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*Rear traps and tears have vertical black lines.
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* Lenses may be flat or bubble, smoke or green sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes.
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*Lenses may be flat or bubble, smoke or green in color, sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes.
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* The gray "ear" bars have three or four bumps, with a black outline. The bumps may or may not be painted.
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*The "ear" bars have three or four bumps, and shall be gray or painted gray, with a black outline. Painting the bumps with rank stripes (Highlighted) in black is optional.
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* Frown is painted black and overlaps the teeth area. Eight total teeth on the frown are cut out.
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*Frown is painted black and overlaps the teeth area. Eight total teeth on the frown are cut out.
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* Tube stripes are medium blue, numbering between 9 and 15 per side with the curve bends extending backwards.
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*Tube stripes are medium blue, should be 13 per side, but can be between 9 and 16 per side with the curve bends extending backwards.
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* Vocoder (vertically ribbed chin detail) is painted black
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*Vocoder (vertically ribbed chin detail) is painted black.
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* Aerators (cylinders on either side of the vocoder) are black.
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*Aerators/Hovi mix tips (cylinders on either side of the vocoder) are black or painted black.
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* Tears, traps, and tube stripes may be hand painted, decals, or decals that replicate hand painting.|
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*Tears, traps, and tube stripes should be decals, but can be hand painted, or decals that replicate hand painted.
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* Ears shall have no visible screws per side.
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*Mesh may be used behind the frown to obscure the face of the wearer.
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* Traps/tears and tube stripes shall be decals, no hand-painting.
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*Note: The FX helmet is considered deprecated (to be avoided), though is acceptable for Legion requirements.
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* Traps/tears may be either ANH gray or a slightly bluer shade of ANH gray.
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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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* The ends of the frown shall be squared off, not tapered to points.
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*Ears shall have no visible screws per side.
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* Ear bars shall have four bumps only, not three.
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*Traps/tears and tube stripes shall be decals (with the correct ROTJ details), not hand-painted or decals that replicate hand painted.
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* Correct 'hovi mic' aerator tips.
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*Traps/tears may be either ANH gray or a slightly bluer shade of ANH gray.
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* FX helmets are not allowed.|
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*The ends of the frown shall be rounded, not tapered to points (not like ANH/ESB) and not squared ended like the ESB MKII.
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* MRCE helmets are not allowed.
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*Ear bars shall have four bumps only, not three.
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* ANHv2 helmets are not allowed.
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*Correct 'Hovi mic' aerator tips.
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* Lenses shall be bubble green only.
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*FX helmets are not allowed.|
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* Ear bars shall have only one or two bumps painted in black.
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*MRCE and/or EFX PCR helmets are not allowed.
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* Neck trim shall be of an s-type profile rather than a u-type profile. }}
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*ANHv2 helmets are not allowed.
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*Lenses shall be bubble green only.
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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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{{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|
*These shall be securely mounted in front and may free float in back. They may be affixed with rivets, Velcro, or adhesive.|
*These shall be securely mounted in front and may free float in back. They may be affixed with rivets, Velcro, or adhesive.|
*No visible rivets are allowed.
*No visible rivets are allowed.
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*Shoulder straps shall not have a flat end at the ends of them, they shall be ribbed 100%.|
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*Shoulder straps shall not have a flat end at the ends of them. They shall be ribbed 100%.|
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*These shall be glued in front.
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*These shall be affixed in the front (no snaps, rivets or brads shall be visible).  
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*These shall be affixed in the back (no snaps, rivets or brads shall be visible).}}
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*Should straps shall be made foam other of flexible material instead of rigid plastic.}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_shoulderbells.jpg|Shoulder Bells|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_shoulderbells.jpg|Shoulder Bells|
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*One on each shoulder. The shoulder bells are considered effectively symmetrical; they may be worn interchangeably on the left and right shoulders.|
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*Shoulder bells are rounded at the corners.|
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*Shoulder bells are rounded at the corners.
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*Shoulder bells shall be slightly pinched compared to ANH/ESB.}}
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*Shoulder bell straps 1/4"(6.3mm)wide shall be present, worn higher and shall not be visible across the biceps armor like in ANH.|
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*Shoulder bells shall have foam padding inside.
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*Shoulder bells shall be slightly pinched and should be worn slightly higher, compared to ANH/ESB.}}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_biceps.jpeg|Biceps|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_biceps.jpeg|Biceps|
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*Biceps must use the overlap construction method. Using the butt joint and cover strips is not allowed. }}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_forearms.jpeg|Forearms|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_forearms.jpeg|Forearms|
*Forearms are fully closed.| |  
*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 must use the overlap construction method. Using the butt joint and cover strips is not allowed. }}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_esb_handplates.jpeg|Hand Plates|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_esb_handplates.jpeg|Hand Plates|
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*These should be clam shell - or snowtrooper - style hand plates and not the trapezoidal design seen in A New Hope. The hand plates are mounted securely over the back of the glove.
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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 are mounted securely over the back of the glove.| | }}
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{{CRLtemplate|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 rubber or rubber like chemical gloves in black.}}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_chest.jpeg|Chest|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_chest.jpeg|Chest|
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*Chest plate overlaps the abdominal plate.
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*Moulded lip around the bottom of the chest plate shall be present.|
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*A white flexible U shaped gasket or molded lip shall be present around all edges.||
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*Fabric or elastic strip connecting chest to back shall be either black or not present.
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*AM chest plate must be replaced with a more screen accurate version. .}}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_back.jpeg|Back|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_back.jpeg|Back|
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*A white flexible U shaped gasket or molded lip shall be present around all edges. ||
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*Back plate shall have no, or minimal overlap of the kidney plate.
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*AM back plate must be replaced with a more screen accurate version. }}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_undersuit.jpeg|Under Suit|
{{CRLtemplate|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.| | }}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_ab.jpg|Abdomen Plate|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_ab.jpg|Abdomen Plate|
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*The ab plate has a button area that matches the color pattern shown (3 dark blue + 6 black or all black); buttons are approximately 7/16" in diameter.|
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*A white flexible U shaped gasket or molded lip shall be present around all edges.
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*The ab plate has a button area that matches the color pattern shown (3 dark blue + 6 charcoal grey or black); buttons are approximately 7/16" (11mm) in diameter. The three dark blue buttons will be the three buttons closest to the belt.  
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*Moulded lip around the bottom of the ab plate (cod) shall be present.
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*Ab plate button detail shall be inverted compared to ANH/ESB. |
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*Ab plate button detail shall be inverted compared to ANH/ESB.|
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*There shall be no visible rivets or brads on the left or right side of the ab plate, unlike ANH/ESB.}}
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*There shall be no visible split rivet/brad on the cod/crotch and no visible rivets or brads on the left or right side of the ab plate, unlike ANH/ESB.}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_butt.jpg|Kidney & Butt Plate|
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_butt.jpg|Kidney & Posterior Armor|
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*It is allowable to have a separate kidney/butt plate for 501st requirements. If a separate kidney plate is used, it shall line up with the ab plate, with the top of the kidney plate being flush to or under the back plate
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*A white flexible U shaped gasket or molded lip shall be present around all edges.  
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*The crotch area may nor may not have one visible snaps.|
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*A separate kidney/butt plate is not allowed - the kidney and butt plate shall be combined/fused to a single plate/one piece.  
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*A separate kidney plate is not allowed - the kidney and butt plate shall be combined to a single back plate.
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*The crotch tab of the butt plate area may or may not have visible snaps.|
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*Moulded lip around the sides of the kidney plate shall be present.|
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*The edges of the hip area should be rounded/curved (not like the straight lines found on the ANH/ESB butt plate).|
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*There shall be no visible side rivets on the kidney plate, unlike ANH/ROTJ suits. }}
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*There shall be no visible side rivets on the kidney plate, unlike ANH/ESB suits.
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*There shall be no visible snaps, rivets or brads on the crotch tab of the butt plate tab. }}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_belt.jpeg|Belt|
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{{CRLtemplate|File:ROTJ Belt.jpg|Belt|
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* 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.
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*Belt face is made of plastic (TK ammo belt).
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* 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.
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*The soft belt proper is tightly woven nylon/cordura like/style material or material with a tightly woven nylon/cordura like/style covering. Size must be 2.25" (57mm) to 2.5" (64mm) wide. The color is to be white to off-white.  
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* The drop boxes must dangle from the sides of the plastic front belt via white straps and are aligned under the plastic tabs of the 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.|
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*There shall be no square buttons covering the belt rivets (there shall be two rivets, one on each side of the ammo belt).
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*Belt shall leather, vinyl, or polyeurathane webbing, and the belt color shall match the armor.
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*Corners of ammo belt shall be cut at right angles, not 45 degrees as in ANH/ESB.
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*There shall be no square buttons covering the three belt rivets (one in the center, one on each side of the ammo belt).
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*Drop boxes are closed in the back.}}
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*Corners of ammo belt shall be cut at right angles, not 45 degrees as in ANH.
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_detonator.jpeg|Thermal Detonator|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_detonator.jpeg|Thermal Detonator|
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*(A.K.A. O2 canister) attaches to the center back of the belt. This is an all gray 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 controls/round washer style detail closest to the right end cap. The total length should be approximately 7.50" (190.5mm).
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* 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.|
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*The thermal detonator shall be attached via metal or metallic-appearing clips approximately 3/4" (19mm) wide.|
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*The thermal detonator control panel shall have correct ROTJ details, not ANH/ESB. }}
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*Thermal detonator belt clips should be positioned with little to no gap between the clips and the end caps.|
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*The thermal detonator control panel shall have correct ROTJ details, not ANH/ESB.}}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_thighs.jpeg|Thighs|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_thighs.jpeg|Thighs|
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*Thigh armor shall be closed in the back.  
*The ammo belt shall be installed on the bottom of the right thigh.| |
*The ammo belt shall be installed on the bottom of the right thigh.| |
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*The thigh armor belt shall be connected by brads/split rivets only - standard rivets are not acceptable.
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*The thigh ammo belt shall be standard rivets.
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*The bottom corners of the thigh armor belt shall be rounded off.}}
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*The bottom corners of the thigh ammo belt shall be rounded off.
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*Thighs must use the overlap construction method. Using the butt joint and cover strips is not allowed. }}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_shins.jpeg|Lower Legs|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_shins.jpeg|Lower Legs|
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*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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*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| |  
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* There should be no visible rivets used to secure the sniper plate to the left greave.}}
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*Lower legs must be constructed using the overlap construction method. Using the butt joint and cover strips is not allowed.}}
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_boots.jpeg|Boots|
{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_anh_stunt_boots.jpeg|Boots|
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* 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.| |
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*Boots are above ankle height and made of white leather or leather-like material.
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* There should be no seam on the front of the boot (e.g. CABoots are not allowed).
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*Small U-shaped elastic sections on both sides of the ankle.
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* Boots should be lightly scuffed.
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*Flat sole with a short heel.
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*No buckles or laces.
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*Jodhpur/ Chelsea-type boots or an equivalent style is acceptable.
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**Elvis or Mariachi boots are not allowed.||
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*Boots shall be lightly scuffed.
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*There shall be no seam on the front of the boot.
*Boots shall have a white sole (can be painted).}}
*Boots shall have a white sole (can be painted).}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_esb_holster.jpeg|Holster|
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{{CRLtemplate|File:ROTJ holster.jpg|Holster|
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*Made of black leather or leather-like material.|
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*Holster may be omitted from the costume. If a holster is worn, it must be made of completely black leather or leather-like material, and worn on the right side of belt and be attached via the straps behind the belt using two fasteners in the middle of the belt .The fasteners may be rivets, snaps, or Chicago screws. (note: the straps are a little longer for the ROTJ holster, then seen on the other Original Trilogy Stormtroopers).||}}
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_e11.jpg|BlasTech E-11|
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*Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.|
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*Folding stock (does not need to function).
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*No ammo counter shall be present.
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*D-ring mounted on the rear.
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*Correct style scope.
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*No power cylinders on the magazine housing.
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*Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters shall have a total of 7 U shaped channels on blaster (all holes on barrel shall be covered).
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*If using the popular commercially available Stormtrooper blasters, you shall grind off the T-tracks and replace them with U shaped channels and cover the open rows of holes (total of 7 U shaped channels in all).
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*Correct greeblies on the left rear area shall be present (door catch and two "hammers").|
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*Hasbro blasters are not allowed, even conversions.
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*Forward D-ring shall be mounted underneath the front sight on the left side of the barrel.
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*Use of the correct front sight (which differs from ANH and ESB).
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*The scope rail is unique to ROTJ E11 and is not like the normal open ANH/ESB scope rails, but is a solid, one piece, with a unique sight design on the front. The scope connects to the notched out area of the solid rail. The scope shall be the correct design (as the ones seen in ROTJ), and shall attach to the scope rail via one scope mount.
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*The muzzle will be unlike the normal ANH style. It shall be flat with two counter sunk Allen bolts (one located at the four o’clock position and one located at the ten ‘o’clock position).
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*The door catch shall be correct, not a "close enough" attempt as seen on the Cinemastery blaster.
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{{CRLtemplate|File:TK_rotj_e11.jpg|BlasTech E-11 (canon)|
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* Forward D-ring mounted underneath the front sight on the left side of the barrel.
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Revision as of 04:04, 28 July 2014

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Stormtrooper, Return of the Jedi
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Model TK-4625, Photo by Jason Kreis


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Description: Stormtrooper, Return of the Jedi
Prefix: TK
Detachment: First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment
Context: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

"An entire legion of my best troops awaits them". - Emperor Palpatine (ROTJ)


Outfitted with newly designed armor and the new series of BlasTech E11's, the Stormtroopers were the main garrison for the newly constructed, second Death Star. The Emperor stationed the Empires’ finest Legion of Stormtroopers to defend the defense shield for the Death Star. They were the main strike unit during the battle on the Forest Moon of Endor.


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 rotj helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • 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 may be flat or bubble, smoke or green in color, sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes.
  • The "ear" bars have three or four bumps, and shall be gray or painted gray, with a black outline. Painting the bumps with rank stripes (Highlighted) in black is optional.
  • Frown is painted black and overlaps the teeth area. Eight total teeth on the frown are cut out.
  • Tube stripes are medium blue, should be 13 per side, but can be between 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 no visible screws per side.
  • Traps/tears and tube stripes shall be decals (with the correct ROTJ details), not hand-painted or decals that replicate hand painted.
  • Traps/tears may be either ANH gray or a slightly bluer shade of ANH gray.
  • The ends of the frown shall be rounded, not tapered to points (not like ANH/ESB) and not squared ended like the ESB MKII.
  • 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.
  • Lenses shall be bubble green only.
  • 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.
  • Shoulder straps shall not have a flat end at the ends of them. They shall be ribbed 100%.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • These shall be affixed in the front (no snaps, rivets or brads shall be visible).
  • These shall be affixed in the back (no snaps, rivets or brads shall be visible).
TK rotj shoulderbells.jpg Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • One on each shoulder. The shoulder bells are considered effectively symmetrical; they may be worn interchangeably on the left and right shoulders.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder bells are rounded at the corners.
  • Shoulder bell straps 1/4"(6.3mm)wide shall be present, worn higher and shall not be visible across the biceps armor like in ANH.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder bells shall have foam padding inside.
  • Shoulder bells shall be slightly pinched and should be worn slightly higher, compared to ANH/ESB.
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):
  • Biceps must use the overlap construction method. Using the butt joint and cover strips is not allowed.


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.
  • Forearms must use the overlap construction method. Using the butt joint and cover strips is not allowed.
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 are mounted securely over the back of the glove.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
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):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Gloves shall be rubber or rubber like chemical gloves in black.
TK rotj chest.jpeg Chest
For 501st approval:
  • Chest plate overlaps the abdominal plate.
  • A white flexible U shaped gasket or molded lip shall be present around all edges.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Fabric or elastic strip connecting chest to back shall be either black or not present.
  • AM chest plate must be replaced with a more screen accurate version. .
TK rotj back.jpeg Back
For 501st approval:
  • Back plate contains a "O II" design.
  • A white flexible U shaped gasket or molded lip shall be present around all edges.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Back plate shall have no, or minimal overlap of the kidney plate.
  • AM back plate must be 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.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK rotj ab.jpg Abdomen Plate
For 501st approval:
  • A white flexible U shaped gasket or molded lip shall be present around all edges.
  • The ab plate has a button area that matches the color pattern shown (3 dark blue + 6 charcoal grey or black); buttons are approximately 7/16" (11mm) in diameter. The three dark blue buttons will be the three buttons closest to the belt.
  • Ab plate button detail shall be inverted compared to ANH/ESB.
For level two certification (if applicable):

For level three certification (if applicable):
  • There shall be no visible split rivet/brad on the cod/crotch and no visible rivets or brads on the left or right side of the ab plate, unlike ANH/ESB.
TK rotj butt.jpg Kidney & Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • A white flexible U shaped gasket or molded lip shall be present around all edges.
  • A separate kidney/butt plate is not allowed - the kidney and butt plate shall be combined/fused to a single plate/one piece.
  • The crotch tab of the butt plate area may or may not have visible snaps.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The edges of the hip area should be rounded/curved (not like the straight lines found on the ANH/ESB butt plate).
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • There shall be no visible side rivets on the kidney plate, unlike ANH/ESB suits.
  • There shall be no visible snaps, rivets or brads on the crotch tab of the butt plate tab.
ROTJ Belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Belt face is made of plastic (TK ammo belt).
  • The soft belt proper is tightly woven nylon/cordura like/style material or material with a tightly woven nylon/cordura like/style covering. Size must be 2.25" (57mm) to 2.5" (64mm) wide. The color is to 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):

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For level three certification (if applicable):
  • There shall be no square buttons covering the belt rivets (there shall be two rivets, one on each side of the ammo belt).
  • Corners of ammo belt shall be cut at right angles, not 45 degrees as in ANH/ESB.
  • Drop boxes are closed in the back.
TK anh stunt detonator.jpeg Thermal Detonator
For 501st approval:
  • (A.K.A. O2 canister) attaches to the center back of the belt. This is an all gray 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 controls/round washer style detail closest to the right end cap. The total length should be approximately 7.50" (190.5mm).
  • The thermal detonator shall be attached via metal or metallic-appearing clips approximately 3/4" (19mm) wide.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Thermal detonator belt clips should be positioned with little to no gap between the clips and the end caps.
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • The thermal detonator control panel shall have correct ROTJ details, not ANH/ESB.
TK anh stunt thighs.jpeg Thighs
For 501st approval:
  • Thigh armor shall be closed in the back.
  • The ammo belt shall be installed on the bottom of the right thigh.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • The thigh ammo belt shall be standard rivets.
  • The bottom corners of the thigh ammo belt shall be rounded off.
  • Thighs must use the overlap construction method. Using the butt joint and cover strips 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):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Lower legs must be constructed using the overlap construction method. Using the butt joint and cover strips is not allowed.
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):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Boots shall be lightly scuffed.
  • There shall be no seam on the front of the boot.
  • Boots shall have a white sole (can be painted).
ROTJ holster.jpg Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Holster may be omitted from the costume. If a holster is worn, it must be made of completely black leather or leather-like material, and worn on the right side of belt and be attached via the straps behind the belt using two fasteners in the middle of the belt .The fasteners may be rivets, snaps, or Chicago screws. (note: the straps are a little longer for the ROTJ holster, then seen on the other Original Trilogy Stormtroopers).
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 appear as described below.

TK rotj e11.jpg 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).
  • No ammo counter shall be present.
  • D-ring mounted on the rear.
  • Correct style scope.
  • No power cylinders on the magazine housing.
  • Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters shall have a total of 7 U shaped channels on blaster (all holes on barrel shall be covered).
  • If using the popular commercially available Stormtrooper blasters, you shall grind off the T-tracks and replace them with U shaped channels and cover the open rows of holes (total of 7 U shaped channels in all).
  • Correct greeblies on the left rear area shall be present (door catch and two "hammers").
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • Hasbro blasters are not allowed, even conversions.
  • Forward D-ring shall be mounted underneath the front sight on the left side of the barrel.
  • Use of the correct front sight (which differs from ANH and ESB).
  • The scope rail is unique to ROTJ E11 and is not like the normal open ANH/ESB scope rails, but is a solid, one piece, with a unique sight design on the front. The scope connects to the notched out area of the solid rail. The scope shall be the correct design (as the ones seen in ROTJ), and shall attach to the scope rail via one scope mount.
  • The muzzle will be unlike the normal ANH style. It shall be flat with two counter sunk Allen bolts (one located at the four o’clock position and one located at the ten ‘o’clock position).
  • The door catch shall be correct, not a "close enough" attempt as seen on the Cinemastery blaster.

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