Clonetrooper - Star Wars Attack of the Clones

RETIRED - This is no longer in my collection.

Clonetroopers at the time of their introduction, the Republic clonetrooper represented the future of galactic warfare. Far superior to the Battle Droid armies of the era, the clonetroopers formed the backbone of the Republic's new military initiative that battled against the forces of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. So pervasive and symbolic were they of the times, the galaxy-wide conflagration that saw their debut took its name from their ranks: the Clone Wars.

Clonetroopers were fully encased in hard white armor, their identical faces concealed behind a t-shaped visor. In the first units, color-coded flashes on the armor denoted rank, with green troopers being sergeants, blue being lieutenants, red being captains, and yellow being commanders. The clones designated for command duty were specifically trained in that capacity. By the end of the war, color-designation came to signify not rank, but individual units, who often became more customized with mission specific gear and armor modifications.

This was my first set of Clonetrooper Armor that I built in 2002.

The Clonetrooper Armor Kit is a lot of work. Since there was no "real" armor only digital armor used for Star Wars Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones I had to use some imagination to create this armor. I based the mechanics of my Clone armor on the Stormtrooper kits that are available.

I did not have a replica of a Clonetrooper long rifle or blaster. So at the time I was using a Battle Droid Blaster. I just pretend that the Clonetrooper's blaster was damaged during a battle and he picked up a fallen Battle Droids Blaster to continue the fight.