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Shadow Scout
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Model TX-5445 , Photo by Caesar Taylor


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Description: Shadow Scout
Prefix: TX
Detachment: Spec Ops Detachment
Context: X-WING: Rogue Leader; Star Wars Galaxies


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 film-accurate or close approximation in gloss or semi-gloss black and made from one of these types of materials or like materials: Fiberglass, ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), or HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene).
  • Blasters are not required for legion membership per our weapons policy.

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.
Required Costume Components

The following costume components must be present and appear as described below for approval .

TX shadow scout helmet.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Lenses must be black, dark green or a silver mirrored.
  • Helmet may have scout detailing or left plain. If detailing is present it must be black or dark gray.
  • Licensed helmets are acceptable with modifications:
    • Any deformation of shape (helmet flare must be corrected.
    • Remove the manufacturer logo
    • Lens opening widened and lens replaced with a darker transparent material.
    • Remove "fish-hook" logo
    • Replace stock bolts with flat-disc "elevator" bolts
    • Replace inaccurate aerator.
    • Repaint to match the armor.
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.


TX shadow scout shoulderbells.jpg Shoulders
For 501st approval:
  • They do not have any adornment.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX shadow scout biceps.jpg Upper Arms
For 501st approval:
  • Have a recessed area with a "t-bit" detail attached within.
  • Black elastic is used to secure the armor around upper arm.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX shadow scout forearms.jpg Forearms
For 501st approval:
  • Black elastic is used to secure the armor around forearm.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout gloves.jpeg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black leather and gauntlet length.
  • Should have no labels/logos, clips or external straps.
  • Ribbing over knuckles must be present.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Must have Suede or faux suede padding on fingers and inside of thumb and correct gauntlet stitching
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX shadow scout chest.jpg Chest
For 501st approval:
  • There is a recessed rectangular area present over the right breast that may be painted flat black or left unfinished.
  • The chest armor and back plate should be joined together over the shoulder and the gap (if there is any) covered with a loop of black fabric.
  • The sides of the chest armor are attached to the back plate by 50mm (2") black webbing or elastic.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX shadow scout back.jpg Back
For 501st approval:
  • The back plate has a tank attached.
  • The top of the tank is flat with a detail piece painted matte black.
  • The tank may have a matte black stripe detail.
  • Scouts may have additional matte black "rank indicators" that are present on the right side of the tank and can number anywhere from 0 to 6 stripes.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout flightsuit.jpeg Flight Suit
For 501st approval:
  • The undersuit is a one or two-piece black textile suit, such as military flightsuits, motorcycle racing suits, industrial work clothing (Dickies), or similar suit modified appropriately.
  • Suit must not have any visible labels, logos, zippers or pockets (including built in flight suit pockets).
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX shadow scout cummerbund.jpg Cummerbund
For 501st approval:
  • Made out of black heavy cotton fabric and closes in back.
  • Should sit from just under the chest armor down to the waist.
  • There should be no gap between the belt and cummerbund.
  • Has a tapered crotch made from the same material and sits between the legs and connects to the back of the cummerbund by a black strap.
  • Has 6 ribs of equal width stitched into the front, where two fabric pouches are connected.
  • Pouches are black.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX shadow scout belt.jpg Belt
For 501st approval:
  • The front and two "boxes" of the belt are made out of hard material.
  • The rest of the belt that fastens at the back of the waist is made out a textile material.
  • The back of the belt has a rectangular box with short hose for the thermal detonator, which is all black.
  • Hanging from the sides of the belt are hip boxes, also made out of hard material. These are connected to the belt by black textile straps.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX shadow scout knees.jpg Knees
For 501st approval:
  • Black elastic is used to secure the armor around the leg.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX shadow scout boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Black marine vinyl.
  • The soles of the boot should be black like the rest of the boot.
  • There is a strap that covers the bridge of the foot.
  • The calf should come up just slightly underneath the bottom of the knee armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):
TX shadow scout holster.jpg Holster
For 501st approval:
  • Attached to the outside right side of the right boot by rivets, not straps.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • The blaster pistol should fit in the holster.
For level three certification (if applicable):
Optional Accessories

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


TK anh stunt neckseal.jpeg Neck Seal
For 501st approval:
  • Black with horizontal ribs, fitted to the wearer, and extending from the base of the neck to the top of the Adam's apple.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):


TK anh stunt e11.jpeg BlasTech E-11
For 501st approval:
  • Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Folding stock (does not need to function).
  • A real or replica ammo counter - based off of a Hengstler counter - should be present.
  • D-ring mounted on the rear.
  • Correct style scope.
  • Two power cylinders on the magazine.
  • Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters should have a total of 6 t-racks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the Hengstler side un-covered).
  • Popular commercially available toy Stormtrooper blasters have a total of 7 T-racks (if you cover all the rows of holes) or 6 T-racks (if you cover the "open row" of holes on the Hengstler side.
  • Below this, you must grind off the lower T-rack and drill a new row of holes).
For level three certification (if applicable):


Generic-dlt19.jpeg BlasTech DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle
For 501st approval:
  • Based on a real or replica MG-34 machine gun.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • A DLT-19 is an MG-34 with T-tracks on the barrel, ejection port cover added, and a small disk on left side.
For level three certification (if applicable):
TB scout pistol.jpeg Hold-out Blaster
For 501st approval:
  • Flat black, semi-gloss or slightly weathered.
  • The pistol should not have any visible trigger, labels or logos.
For level two certification (if applicable):
For level three certification (if applicable):

This document and all of the images within were created by and are the property of the 501st Legion. All other uses are prohibited.

This CRL is available as a PDF at www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TX_shadow_scout

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. ©2012 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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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.