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Imperial Navy Commando
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Description: Imperial Navy Commando
Prefix: TX
Detachment: Spec Ops Detachment
Context: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Imperial Navy commandos are lightly armored soldiers trained for watchman patrol, guard and monitor duty. They are typically stationed at key Imperial facilities where they provide accurate covering fire for other units. Some Commandos, trained in piloting "All Terrain Scout Transports" were deployed to the Battle of the TIE Fighter Construction Facility. Squads generally consist of five to seven Commandos and a troop Sergeant. In some instances, there is an additional officer or a combat medic.


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.

Blankwhite.gif Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Modified Stormtrooper helmet with Cold Weather style shroud.
  • Two indented triangles on forehead point away from one another.
  • The lens is one piece.
  • Colored green or dark gray, the lens is sufficiently dark enough to obscure the wearer’s features.
  • There is a ridge present that outlines the frown.
  • The frown is painted black and must have 8-10 removed teeth sections.
  • Mesh may be used behind the frown to obscure the face of the wearer.
  • Vocoder (vertically ribbed chin detail) is painted black.
  • Aerators/ Hovi mix tips (cylinders on either side of the vocoder) are black or painted black.
  • Helmet is lightly weathered including various scratches and scuff marks.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


Generic Balaclava.jpg Balaclava
For 501st approval:
  • A balaclava is a black head sock/hood that is worn under the helmet and is used primarily to hide any view of the wearer's skin and/or facial hair.



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.


Blankwhite.gif Under Suit
For 501st approval:
  • Black non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Shoulder Straps
For 501st approval:
  • Straps are securely mounted in front and may free float in back.
  • They may be affixed with rivets, Velcro, or adhesive.
  • Armor pieces are lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • Scout Trooper-style bells are required.
  • Shoulders should be padded to 'float' above the shoulders.
  • Black Elastic is used to secure the armor around upper arm.
  • Armor pieces are lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Elbow Armor
For 501st approval:
  • There are two elbow armor parts.
  • Both elbows have strapping. The straps should have a raised detail line at the top and bottom of the strap.
  • The elbow armor is identical to the Galactic Marine elbow armor.
  • Armor pieces are lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Forearms
For 501st approval:
  • The forearms are TK-style angled at the tops to match shape of clone forearms.
  • Armor pieces are lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black in color, made of either rubber, nomex, leather, or leather-like material. *No visible straps, logos or designs.
  • The fingers are enclosed and non-textured.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Gloves must be black rubber or latex.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Handplates
For 501st approval:
  • Roughly pentagonal in shape, the hand plates are silver and 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):
  • Hand guards are latex or latex-like, painted white, and affixed to rubber gloves in lieu of plastic hand guards.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • This is a Galactic Marine chest-plate.
  • The chest is modified with TK abdomen button plate.
  • There are 4 buttons total: (2) small buttons between (2) larger ones.
  • To the left of the buttons is a series of 9 horizontal TK-style ridges.
  • White U-Shaped gasket should be present around neck, arm openings & edge of chest plate.
  • 1" wide grey unit stripe detail should be present around all edges of the chest plate apart from the bottom, inset ½" from the edge.
  • Armor piece is lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Ammo Pouches
For 501st approval:
  • Black in color, made of canvas, leather or leather-like German MP-40 style ammo pouches.
  • There should be two minimum.
    • One pouch on the left shoulder.
    • One pouch on the left hip.
  • May be attached to the belt from behind with rivets or with loops covering the outside of the belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • The back plate is a Galactic Marine plate with an indented modified Clone insert.
  • Insert must be grey and include detailing consistent with visual references.
  • White U-Shaped gasket should be present around neck, arm openings & bottom edge of back plate.
  • Armor piece is lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Cummerbund
For 501st approval:
  • Black to match flight suit.
  • In the center of the cummerbund is a ribbed section.
  • The horizontal ribs must be 12” wide, 1” in height and extend from the cod plate to the chest plate.
  • At either side of the horizontal ribs is a vertical rib (one on each side).
  • These are 1" wide and go from top to bottom.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Cod Armor
For 501st approval:
  • TK-style armor piece.
  • Armor piece is lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • TK-style armor piece.
  • Armor piece is lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Stormtrooper-style ammo belt.
  • A black leather MP40 style ammunition pouch is attached to left side hip.
  • One white "flip Top" ARC style ammunition pouch is to be worn on the right hip.
  • Armor pieces are lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
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Blankwhite.gif Thermal Detonators
For 501st approval:
  • Two thermal detonators are attached to belt.
    • One TK-style at back of belt.
    • One Modified style on front left hip.
  • TK-style (back) detonator has a white control panel with the controls closest to the right end cap.
  • Modified (front) detonator is half-sized and includes a white, triangular shaped control panel with a single control button.
    • Control panel and button are centered on detonator.
  • Clips may be used to attach the thermal detonator to the belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Made of black leather or leather-like material.
  • Holster is worn on the right (TK-ESB style).
  • May be attached to the belt from behind with rivets or with loops covering the outside of the belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Thigh Armor
For 501st approval:
  • The thigh armor may open and firmly close in the back allowing the two halves to appear sealed when viewed.
  • The ammo belt is installed on the bottom of the right thigh.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The thigh ammo belt shall be connected by brads/split rivets only.
    • Standard rivets are not acceptable.
  • The bottom corners of the thigh ammo belt shall be rounded.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Knee and Lower Leg Armor
For 501st approval:
  • TK style greaves that close securely in the rear.
    • Armor pieces are widely spaced with a 2" cover strip at front.
  • Custom knee plates are directly attached to the greaves in a similar fashion as the TK Sniper plate.
  • TK-style ammo knee plates are attached to the ankle area of each greave.
  • Armor pieces are lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TK anh stunt boots.jpeg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Boots are above ankle height and made of white leather or leather-like material.
  • Boots are lightly-weathered.
  • 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.
  • Boots have a semi-gloss or matte finish.
  • Boots are lightly weathered.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
  • There shall be no seam on the front of the boot.
Optional Accessories

Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present must meet the guidelines below.

Blankwhite.gif Field Backpack
For 501st approval:
  • Field officer style backpack.
  • Scaled-down/ stylized version of a Sandtrooper pack.
  • Made to match visual references.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TK anh stunt e11.jpeg E-11 Blaster
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the E-11 is standard-issue for many Imperial troops. Light, compact yet powerful, the E-11 blaster is always in high demand throughout the galaxy.

  • 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.
    • 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).
Blankwhite.gif Officer Variant
For 501st approval:
  • Comms antenna on Right temple (use CC Bacara as reference).
  • Command pauldron (custom shape; red in color).
  • A third Black Leather MP40 Ammunition pouch replaces white hip pouch on the grunt.
  • Field Backpack (Cut down/stylised version of a Sandtrooper pack, to match visual references) – compulsory for officers.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
Blankwhite.gif Animated (Game) Variation
For 501st approval:
  • Backplate Box is is oversized and travels directly into the neckline,taking up almost the entire backplate.
  • Animated Clone belt.
  • Thermal detonators are squared to match PSP screen grabs.
  • Animated ARC Trooper "flip-top" pouch, or custom sized Leather MP-40 style pouches.
  • Custom ankle spats in style of Animated Clone belt.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):

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