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Proposed CRL: Imperial Special Forces Trooper


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In light of information related to a variant of the Inferno Squad troopers, we are writing a CRL to represent this variant.

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This will be the main listing and we'll tackle each part piece by piece (green is done, yellow is WIP, and red is not finalized):

  • Helmet
  • Balaclava
  • Flight suit
  • Compad
  • Gaunlet Gloves
  • Armor
  • Ammo Belt
  • Imperial Officer Under Belt
  • Thermal Detonator
  • Holster
  • Boots
  • Chest Box (optional)
  • Hoses (optional)
  • Bandolier (optional)
  • E-11 Blaster (optional)
  • T-21 Light Repeating Blaster Rifle (optional)

Description: Imperial Special Forces Trooper
Prefix: TX
Detachment: Spec Ops Detachment
Context: Star Wars Legion, "Inferno Squad" Expansion, a licensed tabletop miniatures game published by Fantasy Flight Games and Atomic Mass Games

Imperial special forces units are masters of infiltration, extraction, and combat in any environment. Ruthless warriors and trained pilots, they stand ready to protect – or bury – the Empire's secrets and eliminate any threat to its reign.

Special Notes:

  • The armor parts are gloss black and made from one of these (or similar) types of materials:
    • Fiberglass
    • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
    • HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
    • PLA, ABS, PETG (3D Printing)
  • All striping "flash" is clean and non-weathered.
  • Blasters are not required for legion membership per our weapons policy
  • 3D Printed parts are permitted but all print lines and other artifacts must be removed.

Helmet

  • The Imperial Special Forces trooper helmet is modelled after the Inferno Squad 3D model specific to Battlefront II game.
  • The Rogue One TIE Pilot style helmet is allowed for Basic Approval when requirements outlined below are incorporated.
  • Original Trilogy TIE Pilot style helmets are not permitted. There are no screws visible on the helmet.
  • Lenses are bubble or flat, are black in color, and must be sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes. Translucent or mirrored lenses are acceptable.
  • The front trident area is shorter than a traditional pilot helmet.
  • There is a rectangular indentation on top of the mohawk above the trident.
  • There is one retaining clip greeblie in the left side trident indentation. A Nissan retaining clip is most accurate.
  • The top of the mohawk outside of the raised triangle is painted a dark gun metal color down to the inside edge of the helmet opening.
  • There is a pill box just above the back bottom edge of the mohawk. The pill box is the same black color as the helmet and does not need to be functional.
  • Spaces between the teeth are cut out and backed with a dark gray or silver mesh material.
  • The vocoder is it's own separate greeblie with distinct tubes, not bumps molded into the helmet.
  • The teeth and vocoder are painted flat black.
  • Oxygen mask connectors are molded into the helmet just in front of the ear caps above the cheek tubes on both sides of the helmet.
  • There are Imperial disc greeblies without notches on each ear cap.
  • There are two painted or decal logos on the forehead of the helmet. The Inferno Squad logo on the wearer's right side, and a white Imperial cog on the wearer's left side.
  • Logo and Cog are the same size, and shall be between 2.15" to 2.75" (54-69mm) for approval.
  • There are molded greeblies painted silver inside the hose ports that cover the openings.
  • Helmet may have light weathering/ staining. Silver is not permitted.
  • A balaclava must be worn when helmet is worn.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Helmet is strictly made from the game's 3D model and correctly sized/scaled to the wearer.
  • Hose connectors are made from machined aluminum.
  • Imperial Cog and Inferno Squad Logo will be 2.15" to 2.25" (54-57mm) scaled to wearer's helmet size.
  • Lenses are backed with round-holed mesh/screen.
  • The pill box is functional.
  • Lenses are bubble type.

Balaclava

  • 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.
  • A balaclava must be worn when the helmet is worn.

Flightsuit

  • One-piece flight suit is made out of canvas or similar heavy material.
  • The front zipper is covered by a 2" (50mm) wide piece of leather or leather-like material with vertical lines that attaches with Velcro over the zipper.
  • Approximately 1.5" (38mm) tall mandarin collar with a chevron shaped, left-over-right Velcro closure.
  • A 2.5" (63.5mm) white embroidered or PVC "Inferno" patch, is present on both shoulders.
  • The shoulders of the suit are slightly padded.
  • A compad pocket that properly fits the compad is placed above the left glove so that the pocket is not hidden, and faces outward on the arm.
  • On the left bicep below the cog emblem, there is a code cylinder pocket with no flap, and vertical stitching dividing it into pen sleeves. No code cylinders are present.
  • There is a piece of nylon strapping sewn below the pen sleeve openings and is the same length as the top of the pocket.
  • The bottom front corner of the pocket is cut off at a bevel on the side pointing in view direction, with the broader upside forming the border of the pen sleeves.
  • The right sleeve has a cargo pocket below the Inferno patch.
  • The right arm pocket has a chevron flap.
  • Two large chest pockets and two large front pockets with no zippers or flaps are present below the belt
  • There are no leg pockets below the knees.
  • There are two black stripes that run up the right side of the flight suit. The first begins at the bottom of the right leg and continues up to the right armpit. The second begins at the right wrist and stops at the bottom of the arm pocket. The stripe then continues above the arm pocket, behind the patch emblem to the shoulder seam.
  • The right side black arm stripe stops at the top of the shoulder seam, but continues up and over the shoulder as a black stripe.
  • There are two black stripes that run up the left side of the flight suit. The first begins at the bottom of the left leg and continues up to the left armpit. The second begins at the left wrist and stops at the bottom of the arm pocket. The stripe then continues above the arm pocket, behind the patch emblem to the shoulder seam.
  • The left arm black arm stripe stops at the top of the shoulder seam, but continues up and over the shoulder to the collar.
  • For basic approval this can be accomplished with top stitching.
  • The black portion of this stripe stops at the collar.
  • A piece of leather or leather-like material is sewn below the pen sleeve openings and is the same length as the top of the pocket.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Textured canvas is most accurate for the flightsuits construction as it is a thick materials with a "solid" structure. A "loose", soft or lightweight material is not accurate.

Compad

  • Rectangular communications pad with patterned painted details matching reference photo.
  • Compad is worn with the four large, rectangular buttons pointing towards the wearer’s elbow.
  • Compad is rectangular in shape and fits within the compad pocket window.
  • Details of the compad differ from the standard TIE Pilot compad.
  • Black buttons are smaller than the red and white buttons; the white button located adjacent to the button with multiple dimples may be a single piece, instead of split in two segments.
  • Compad base color is silver, metallic grey, or weathered silver.
  • Compad size is 2.5" x 2" (63.5mm x 50mm).
  • Compad is fully visible above the glove, facing outward on the arm.
  • For basic approval (Level 1) a standard TIE pilot style compad painted and worn to match game references may be accepted for use.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Compad shall be Inferno Squad style with correct button sizes, layout and colors. Two black buttons at the top of the pad are smaller than the white and red buttons. The white button adjacent to the button with holes/dimples is not split.
  • Compad is moderately weathered / stained.

Gauntlet Gloves

  • Black, leather or leather-like material, enclosed fingered, non-textured, (normal leather grain/texture/lines are acceptable) fitted gauntlet style.
  • No buckles, straps, or decorative stitching.
  • There is a split on the bottom gauntlet portion that runs from the glove opening to the wrist that is bridged with leather or leather-like material.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Gloves are made of leather.

Armor

  • Armor consists of front and back pieces connected by shoulder bridges anchored by wedge connectors.
  • Armor is glossy black.
  • Chest and back plate meet flush at the sides under the arms. This is done with a third plate that bridges the gap between the front and back armor parts.
  • Molded black, ribbed, rubber shoulder bridges are acceptable.
  • Back plate contains detailed "O II" design.
  • The top of the back plate box may feature a trapezoid shaped depression 4" x 5" (101mm x 127mm) at the top of the box.
  • Armor may be lightly stained or weathered. Silver is not permitted.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Made from the game's 3D model and scaled to the wearer. Armor scaling and strapping must fit the wearer accurately.
  • "O II" design shall have 16 points on the "O" design and "II" bars shall have 5 indented slot depressions at the bottom of each bar matching references.
  • Trapezoid shaped depression at the top of the box shall match game references for size, shape and location.
  • Any visible staining or weathering must be light. Silver is not permitted.

Ammo Belt

  • The front of the belt is made from glossy black or shiny material.
  • Belt face is comprised of 6 rectangular boxes, with three square buttons, one centered in the middle and one on each end.
  • Belt face attaches to a belt made of leather or leather-like material.
  • Belt closes behind the Belt Face/Ammo Belt.
  • There are two drop boxes that dangle from the sides of the belt face via black elastic or nylon straps and are aligned under the last ammo boxes on either side of the ammo belt.
  • Belt face and drop boxes may be light to moderately weathered.

Imperial Officer Under Belt

  • The belt is constructed from leather or a leather-like material. A very slight texture is acceptable.
  • Approximately 2" (51mm) in width, up to 3" (76mm) is acceptable.
  • There are no loops or extra holes on the belt.
  • A single large snap or rivet is visible approximately 1" (25mm) from the left side of the buckle.
  • The buckle is constructed from a horizontally brushed metal, or metal looking material.
  • The buckle size is approximately 2.62" (66mm) high and 4.12" (104mm) wide with 0.5" (13mm) radius rounded corners.
  • Buckle is adorned with an Imperial Code Disk at the center.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Belt is made of non-textured leather.
  • Two parallel grooves run the length of the belt 1/8" (3mm) in from edge.
  • Snap is worn to the left of the wearer 1" (25mm) from the buckle edge.
  • Buckle has a slight horizontal curve.

Thermal Detonator

  • A black thermal detonator is worn centered on the back of the belt.
  • Detonator is based on a Black ANH TK Thermal Detonator
  • Thermal detonator is attached to the back of the belt via metal “scoop" hooks, painted black and attaches over the top of the belt.
  • Thermal detonator may be light to moderately weathered.

Holster

  • Holster is made of black leather or leather-like material.
  • A Stormtrooper style holster is acceptable for basic approval.
  • Holster is worn on left side of belt.
  • Holster is attached via 2 black leather straps which pass behind the belt, using two fasteners in the middle of the belt. 
  • Fasteners may be rivets, snaps, or Chicago screws.
  • Note: The straps are slightly longer for this holster than seen on Stormtroopers. There is a retention strap which ends in a point approximately 1/2" (13mm) beyond a black snap closure.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • The holster is made of leather.
  • A leather square is seen under the rivet at the top corners of the holster where the straps are mounted.
  • Holster is worn empty.

Boots

  • Calf high black leather or leather-like material. Boots are dull in appearance.
  • Similar design to tall German jack boots or tall motorcycle riding boots are acceptable for basic approval.
  • Boot has a round, plain toe. Harness style or box toe boots are not to be approved.
  • Ankle straps are to be removed.
  • Typical jackboots are not acceptable as they are too short. The boot shaft must rise as close to the bottom of the knees as possible. The boot shall be as tall as required to achieve this appearance. See reference images.
  • Boots have an adjustment strap on the out facing side of the boot.
  • Adjustment strap has a square, silver adjustment buckle.
  • Heels are made of rubber or similar material and may have tread or no tread.
  • Boots may contain zipper closure but must be concealed with boot material as to not be visible.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Boots stops just below wearers knees. Shaft height should be 15" (38cm) or as required to stop just below the wearers knees.
  • Boots have a flap with adjustment strap with square silver buckle that starts at the middle back of the boot and wraps around to the outfacing sides. See reference images for shape of the adjustment flap and strap.
  • Boots are not shiny, they have a matte appearance.

Optional Accessories

Items below are optional costume accessories. These items are not required for approval, but if present appear as described below. If adding in an accessory after initial approval, the item still needs to be submitted to local GML for approval before use.

Chest Box

  • The chest box is required to have the same configurations as seen in the photo.
  • The chest box is held to the armor with an invisible system which is not visible when the box is removed. Strong magnets are advised.
  • The chest box is painted glossy black and matches the sheen of the armor.
  • The chest box has five detail pieces: 1 Red, 1 White, 1 black, 2 Blue.
  • There is a 1/8" (3mm) thick white pinstripe border around the square detail pieces.
  • There are two round indicator lights above the rocker switches, one white, one red respectively.
  • There are three rocker switches below the round indicator lights. The rockers are always gray, white, gray. The gray rockers have red dots or indicator lamps in the bottom outfacing portion.
  • There is a 1/8" (3mm) thick white pinstripe that runs horizontally across the bottom portion of the box.
  • There is a male silver snap or radio jack and a silver round disc with cone knob greeblie on the lower portion of the box below the horizontal pinstripe.
  • There are two "gear" type greeblies affixed to either end of the lower tube portion of the box, and are painted silver or metallic grey.
  • There are two machined aluminum or molded silver greeblies in the hose ports of the box. See reference images and the CRL Gallery view.
  • The hose port greeblies feature 8 round depressions around a raised disc. The color matches the gear type greeblies.
  • Chestbox may be light to moderately weathered or stained. Silver is not permitted.
  • The red and white indicator lights and rocker lamps may be functional.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Box is electrically lit to include the red and white squares, both rocker lamp lights and the red and white indicator lights on top of the box. *Box is based on the games 3D model and is scaled to the wearer and consistent with armor size.

Hoses

  • Hoses are ribbed rubber 1.25" (32mm) in diameter.
  • There are two plastic (polypropylene, pond hose etc.) or rubber gas mask hoses that run from the helmet ports to the chest box ports.
  • Hose length should be proportional to the wearer.

Bandolier

  • ANH style Stormtrooper ammo belt in black that is proportional to the wearer.
  • Comprised of five evenly spaced rectangular boxes on the front and a five evenly spaced rectangular boxes on the back.
  • Ammo belts are attached to belt strips made of leather or leather-like material with silver snaps at the end of each ammo belt for a total of eight snaps, four on the front and four on the back.
  • Completed belt is worn diagonally across the chest.
  • Belts may be light to moderately weathered.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Bandolier is worn atop the left shoulder.

E-11 Blaster

  • Based on a real or replica Sterling sub-machine gun, scratch-built, or a modified commercial toy Stormtrooper blaster.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Tactical flashlight fitted to the right side of the barrell.
  • Folding stock (does not need to function).
  • Folding stock (does not need to function).
  • No ammo counter is 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 have a total of seven U- shaped channels on blaster (all holes on barrel are 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 are present (door catch and two "hammers").

T-21 Light Repeating Blaster Rifle

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.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • A ribbed length of tubing shall be installed over the front of the gun barrel.
  • A black canvas, leather, or nylon sling shall be attached.
    • Any buckles used to attach sling to blaster shall be black.
  • Sight shall be present on top where ribbing meets base.
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I saw the edit for the white Inferno insignia on the helmet! Let's double check all the options that we have on the figurines that are offered and painted up by FFG/AMG to see if there is anything else we can add :)

It is nice that this is based off the Inferno Squad troopers!

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Based on the official images from FFG we can see a T-21 in one as well as a bandolier on another, so I'm making a motion to include both as optional accessories as well:

Bandolier

  • ANH style Stormtrooper ammo belt in black that is proportional to the wearer.
  • Comprised of five evenly spaced rectangular boxes on the front and a five evenly spaced rectangular boxes on the back.
  • Ammo belts are attached to belt strips made of leather or leather-like material with silver snaps at the end of each ammo belt for a total of eight snaps, four on the front and four on the back.
  • Completed belt is worn diagonally across the chest.
  • Belts may be light to moderately weathered.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • Bandolier is worn atop the left shoulder.

T-21 Light Repeating Blaster Rifle

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.

OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable):

  • A ribbed length of tubing shall be installed over the front of the gun barrel.
  • A black canvas, leather, or nylon sling shall be attached.
    • Any buckles used to attach sling to blaster shall be black.
  • Sight shall be present on top where ribbing meets base.
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I have reviewed the text and added the two options from my previous post into the main part of the finalized text. Is there anything else that we need to add or verify before we start gathering information for a NTTL request?

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14 hours ago, IcyTrooper said:

I have reviewed the text and added the two options from my previous post into the main part of the finalized text. Is there anything else that we need to add or verify before we start gathering information for a NTTL request?

The T-21 trooper is always equipped with the bandolier, so we could perhaps add "If equipped, the trooper should also wear the bandolier listed here as an optional extra" to the T-21 text? Or words to that effect?

Everything else discussed seems to have all but exhausted the available resources. We are essentially just going with a modification of the existing Inferno CRL, using sculpts and art work to fill in some blanks. And 90% of those changes are simply colour changes. The only other thing I could potentially do is take some hi-res photos of one of more of the sculpts from all angles?

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On 5/17/2023 at 8:12 AM, tipperaryred said:

The T-21 trooper is always equipped with the bandolier, so we could perhaps add "If equipped, the trooper should also wear the bandolier listed here as an optional extra" to the T-21 text? Or words to that effect?

Everything else discussed seems to have all but exhausted the available resources. We are essentially just going with a modification of the existing Inferno CRL, using sculpts and art work to fill in some blanks. And 90% of those changes are simply colour changes. The only other thing I could potentially do is take some hi-res photos of one of more of the sculpts from all angles?

With regards to the T-21 trooper, is that how it is on the card for it? I have them at home but can't remember.

If you have some of them that are put together as per the instructions in the box and unpainted then perhaps a high-resolution set of photos could help, at least to see how the parts are. I'd imagine you have them painted as per the FFG/AMG art? If so then those would probably work as well, as that would show the intended colors that FFG/AMG were looking at when it was presented for licensing.

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On 5/18/2023 at 8:08 PM, IcyTrooper said:

With regards to the T-21 trooper, is that how it is on the card for it? I have them at home but can't remember.

If you have some of them that are put together as per the instructions in the box and unpainted then perhaps a high-resolution set of photos could help, at least to see how the parts are. I'd imagine you have them painted as per the FFG/AMG art? If so then those would probably work as well, as that would show the intended colors that FFG/AMG were looking at when it was presented for licensing.

I completely forgot that there's a separate card for the T-21 trooper.  Unfortunately however, I just checked and they're presented on it as little more than a silhouette in front of a sun in the background.  In saying that, the profile doesn't suggest that they have a bulky bandolier on, so I'd say ignore my last suggestion to link them.

As for the figures, I do still have a couple of squads ready to be painted by being primed in grey with a simple white zenithal highlight.  So that picks out the details very nicely, without there yet being any of my own interpretations on them yet.  I'll get a ring light out at the weekend and take some decent photos. 

EDIT: So the highlight was a bit chalky, so not the best of images.  They do however capture most of the details for the Unit Leader, T-21 Trooper and Trooper miniatures.  Added to the reference gallery.

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