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Novatrooper, Sentinel
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Description: Novatrooper, Elite
Prefix: TX
Detachment: Spec Ops Detachment
Context: Star Wars Galaxies TCG: Champions of the Force

Black text indicates a feature that is required for approval. Blue text denotes features that are nice to have, but not required. Red text indicates features that take the prop/costume item to an even higher level of accuracy.

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

Special Notes:

  • The armor parts shall be gloss black and made from one of these types of materials or like materials: Fiberglass, ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), or HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene).
  • All striping "flash" is clean and unweathered.
  • Blasters are not required for legion membership per our weapons policy.


This CRL entry has been reviewed by the detachment staff and the LMO team. Costumes of this type must be submitted to the LMO team via the GML forum at 501st.com for approval.

Required Costume Components

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

Tx nova elite bucket.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Lenses must be sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes. They may be flat or bubbled. Acceptable colors are: black, smoke, or dark green.
  • The "ear" bars have three or four bumps and may be left the same color as the body or painted flat black.
  • The frown must have either 6 or 8 teeth cut out. If there are spaces between the teeth the wearer's face must not be seen.
  • The tube stripes are black in color and may number between 9 and 15 per side with the curve bends extending backwards. These may be hand painted or decals. There does not need to be the same number per side.
  • The aerators (cylinders on either side of the vocoder) are black, and screening maybe silver or black.
  • Traps (trapezoids on dome of helmet) and tears (area beneath the corners of eye lenses) are solid black.
  • Helmet flash is a single gold vertical stripe the fitting between the lenses that runs from the top of the chin to the back of the crown and does not enter the teeth area. A gold bar must also sit under the tube stripes on each side.
  • 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.

For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


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.



TX shadowstorm shoulderstraps.jpeg Shoulder Straps
For 501st approval:
  • These must be securely mounted in front and may free float in back.


TX nova shoulderbells.jpg Shoulder Bells
For 501st approval:
  • One on each shoulder with a gold vertical stripe running down the center of the outside. The shoulder bells are considered effectively symmetrical; they may worn interchangeably on the left and right shoulders.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX nova biceps.jpg Biceps
For 501st approval:
  • Biceps are fully closed with a gold vertical stripe running down the center of the outside.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX nova forearms.jpg Forearms
For 501st approval:
  • Forearms are fully closed with a gold vertical stripe running down the center of the outside.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX nova handplates.jpg Handplates
For 501st approval:
  • Roughly pentagonal in shape, the hand plates are gold 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):
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.



TX shadowstorm chest.jpeg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Chest armor overlaps the abdominal armor.



TX shadowstorm back.jpeg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Back plate contains a "O II" design with little or no overlap of the kidney plate.


TK anh stunt undersuit.jpeg Under Suit
For 501st approval:
  • Black non-textured material, either one-piece or two-piece construction with no visible zippers or logos.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TX shadowstorm ab.jpeg Abdomen Armor
For 501st approval:
  • The abdomen armor has a button area with 9 gloss black buttons, approximately 7/16" in diameter.



TX shadowstorm kidney.jpeg Kidney Armor
For 501st approval:
  • A single kidney/ posterior armor piece is acceptable.
  • If a separate kidney plate is used, it lines up with the abdomen armor.
  • The top of the kidney armor is flush to or under the back armor.



TX shadowstorm butt.jpeg Posterior Armor
For 501st approval:
  • A single kidney/ posterior armor piece is acceptable.
  • If a separate posterior plate is used, it lines up below the bottom of the belt with with the abdomen armor.
  • There is a minimal gap between the posterior and and kidney armor.


TX nova elite belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • Belt face is made of plastic (ammo belt). It is comprised of 6 rectangular boxes, with three square buttons, one centered in the middle and one on each end.
  • Belt proper may be made from glossy black ABS or a similar shiny material and must be 3 to 3.5" wide. Black canvas or similar heavy material may also be used.
  • Drop boxes (small rectangular parts attached seen hanging from Stormtrooper belts, above the thigh.) holster and thermal detonator must not be worn.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TX shadowstorm thighs.jpeg 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 by spectators. The ammo belt is installed on the bottom of the right thigh.


TX nova shins.jpg Shin Armor
For 501st approval:
  • The shin armor is able to open and firmly close in the back allowing the two halves to appear sealed when viewed by spectators. The trapezoid knee plate is affixed to the top of the left lower leg piece. The hexagon in the center and upper ridge of the knee plate as well as its top trim must be gold.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TX shadowstorm boots.jpeg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Black 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. Jodphur-type boots or an equivalent style. All stitching must be black, and unnecessary or decorative stitching must not be present. Elvis / Mariachi boots are not acceptable.
  • White, or other color boots may be painted black so long as the boots are maintained to remain the proper color.


TX gold pauldron.jpg Gold Pauldron
For 501st approval:
  • Must be gold in color and made from vinyl or leather. Must be worn over the right shoulder.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
150px Ammo Pouches
For 501st approval:
  • Black in color, made of canvas, leather or leather-like German MP-40 style ammo pouches. There shall be two minimum: one pouch on the left shoulder and one on the right hip.
  • A rectangular black leather "roadblock" pouch may be substituted for the MP-40 styled right hip pouch.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX nova backpack.jpg Field Backpack
For 501st approval:
  • Solid black in color and styled after the ANH Sandtrooper packs.
  • A loose interpretation is allowed, but screen accuracy is encouraged.
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.


Generic-dlt19.jpeg DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle is much more powerful with a much greater range than the E-11 blaster. Because of its powerful, long range capabilities, this rifle is commonly used on Imperial controlled planets with large, clear, open areas.

  • Based on a real or replica MG-34 machine gun.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A DLT-19 is an MG-34 with T-tracks on the barrel, ejection port cover added, and a small disk on left side.


Generic-rt97.jpeg RT-97C Heavy Blaster Rifle
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries, the RT-97C features a long barrel to increase the firing range of the energy beam projectile. Three scopes increase accuracy and versatility. The first scope is an energy scanner capable of detecting life forms. The second scope is a rangefinder that automatically adjusts the targeting components. The third scope uses infrared heat imaging technology.

  • Based on a real or replica MG-15 machine gun.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Correct style scopes.
  • Silver metal hose is present on the right hand side of barrel between the trigger and "saddle barrel".


Generic-t21.jpeg T-21 Light Repeating Blaster Rifle
For 501st approval:

Manufactured by BlasTech Industries.

  • Based on a real or replica Lewis Mark I machine gun. For this prop the magazine disk and bipod of the original gun are left off.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A ribbed length of tubing shall be installed over the front of the gun barrel.
  • A canvas, leather, or nylon sling shall be attached.
  • Sight shall be present on top where ribbing meets base.

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The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.