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Swamp Trooper
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Model Swamp Trooper, Photo by


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Description: Swamp Trooper
Prefix: TX
Detachment: Spec Ops Detachment
Context: Star Wars Galaxies


The 501st approval requirements are listed in black.

In the page below, items listed in blue are recommended features that will improve the quality of the costume. Items listed in red are intended to further enhance the finished costume.

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

Special Notes:

  • The armor is gloss or semi-gloss green and may be slightly weathered to look as if white is showing through with minor scuffs/dirt.
  • Armor is made from one of these (or similar) types of materials:
    • Fiberglass
    • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
    • HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene).
  • All striping "flash" is clean and non-weathered.
  • Soft parts may be slightly weathered with scuffs/dirt to match the armor.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Swamptrooper helmet front.jpg Helmet
For 501st approval:
  • Lens is dark green.
  • Helmet "fish-hook" detailing, rear crown indents, and the three vertical lines above the lens are black.
  • Visor bolts are a blue-grey.
  • Licensed helmets are acceptable with modifications:
    • Remove the manufacturer logo
    • Replace stock lens
    • Replace "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):
  • Film-accurate snout detail and aerator with accurate parts, mounted onto a plate and painted a contrasting Black to the Armour.
  • Film-accurate squared emblem located on the left faceplate "blinder."
  • Film-accurate helmet snout/aerator detail, mounted onto a plate and painted black.
  • Film-accurate rear helmet "bar code" striping pattern.
  • No mesh in ears.
    • Black material to be added inside to create depth, or painted.
  • Properly shaped ear holes are installed.


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.


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 does not have any visible labels, logos, zippers or pockets (including built in flight suit pockets).
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Based on a one piece flight suit or racing suit and including:
  • All visible zippers and pockets (except for primary zipper) removed.
  • Black real suede riding patch on the inside of the thighs and over the seat of the suit.
  • Two thigh straps, made from 50mm (2") black elastic, which are affixed underneath the riding patch, are fitted to the leg.
    • Not loose or drooping.
  • Mandarin style (or similar) collar that can be raised up to help conceal the neck and would preferably have an enclosing strap to keep the neck concealed.
  • Has a real black suede square rear patch, attached to flight suit, at the rear under where cummerbund will sit and resemble those seen on screen, size will adjust slightly from scout to scout, but correct scale is noted.
Swamptrooper shoulders.jpg Shoulder Armor
For 501st approval:
  • They do not have any adornment.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulders are secured around bicep with 35mm (1 3/8") black elastic.
Swamptrooper biceps.jpg Upper Arm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Have a recessed area with a black "t-bit" detail attached within.
  • Black elastic is used to secure the armor around upper arm.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Includes film-accurate "T-bit" detail and they are secured around the arm with a 35mm (1 3/8") black elastic strap. T-bit circle detail piece faces forward on each arm.
Swamptrooper elbows.jpg Forearm Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Black elastic is used to secure the armor around forearm.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • 25mm (1") black elastic is used to secure the armor around forearm.
TB scout gloves.jpeg Gloves
For 501st approval:
  • Black leather and gauntlet length.
  • Gloves have no labels/logos, clips or external straps.
  • Ribbing over knuckles is present.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Has suede or faux suede padding on fingers and inside of thumb and correct gauntlet stitching.
Swamptrooper chest.jpg Chest Armor
For 501st approval:
  • There is a black recessed rectangular area present over the right breast.
  • The chest and back armor are joined together over the shoulder and the gap (if any) covered with a loop of green fabric.
  • The sides of the chest armor are attached to the back plate by black elastic.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Shoulder bridge straps, attaching front and back armor, are made from black cotton webbing.
    • Nylon webbing is incorrect.
  • The sides of the chest armor are attached to the back plate by 50mm (2") black webbing or elastic.
Swamptrooper back.jpg Back Armor
For 501st approval:
  • The back plate has a tank attached.
  • The top of the tank is flat with a detail piece painted black.
  • The tank may have a black stripe detail.
  • Scouts may have additional 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):
  • Bullet tank on the back plate has film-accurate tank topper detail painted entirely black. Proper pin striping and single rivet to hold the bottom of the tank.
  • Tank toppers that are integrated as part of a unified vacuum thermoformed back plate/bullet tank assembly are not acceptable.
Swamptrooper cummerbund.jpg Cummerbund
For 501st approval:
  • Made out of dark green heavy cotton fabric and closes in back.
  • Cummerbund extends from just under the chest armor down to the waist.
  • There is no gap between the belt and cummerbund.
  • Has a tapered crotch made from the same material in a gray color that matches the snout 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 dark green made of matching material.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Ribs, are be completely visible between the pouches.
  • Inverted arc stitched on the groin flap (not chevron)
  • 50mm (2") black elastic thong joining cod to back of bund.
Swamptrooper 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 green rectangular box with a black short hose and two green end caps for the thermal detonator.
  • Hanging from the sides of the belt are hip boxes, also made out of hard material. These are connected to the belt by dark green textile straps.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Belt is made from one piece at the front, and not separated with fabric in between the front part where the drop box straps attach, apart from at the back where the TD box sits.
  • Straps used for drop boxes are made with 40mm (1 1/2") forest green webbing.
  • The correct thermal detonator greeblies are attached to the box, the rectangular part of the TD greeblie is the same as used in the rebel endor troopers rank badge, which is fixed on the left side of the TD, on the right the same round greeblie as what is used on the scouts tank topper. See the detonator detail page for a close up image of the greeblies.
  • The TD box is secured by one single black tie wrap, with side buckle to fasten belt hidden under the box out of sight, or velcro fastening attached with 50mm (2") black cotton or nylon belt secured each end of the belt with a single black rivet.
  • Thermal Detonator Black belt canister tube has concave end caps secured on each end.
Swamptrooper knees.jpg Knee Armor
For 501st approval:
  • Knees are gray to match the snout.
  • Black elastic is used to secure the armor around the leg.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Have two elastic straps, one passing through the knee armor 25mm (1") wide on the bottom and one 12mm (1/2") riveted to the top sides of the knee armor.
Swamptrooper boots.jpg Boots
For 501st approval:
  • Green marine vinyl.
  • The soles of the boots are black.
  • There is a strap that covers the bridge of the foot.
  • The calf comes up just slightly underneath the bottom of the knee armor.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Boots made using the "boot tutorial" (available on BSN.net) are the only boots accepted.
  • Film-accurate vertical ribbing cut into the toe and heels of boots.
  • 25mm (1") Velcro closure along the back of the boot risers.
Swamptrooper 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):
  • Holster is attached with 4 rivets black in color, 1 in each corner.
  • No rank striping is visible.
  • The blaster pistol fits into holster.
Optional Accessories

Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present appear as described 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):
  • Prohibited for a movie accurate costume
TB scout pistol.jpeg Hold-out Blaster
For 501st approval:
  • Flat black, semi-gloss or slightly weathered.
  • The pistol does not have any visible trigger, labels or logos.
For level two certification (if applicable):
  • Kenner toy blasters, modified Kenner toy blasters or resin recasts of Kenner toy blasters are not acceptable due to the fact they are approximately 10% larger in scale than an accurate screen used blaster.
  • Blasters with triggers are unacceptable as no screen props had them.

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_swamptrooper

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