ARF Trooper Helmet - The Clone Wars
Based off of the helmets seen in Star Wars - The Clone Wars animated television series.

My Clone Wars ARF Trooper Helmet came from ImperialSurplus.com

Advanced Recon Force Troopers, or simply ARF Troopers, are specialized clone troopers that carry out short-range reconnaissance for Jedi Generals and Clone Commanders. Although stealthy and well-trained, ARF Troopers' duties differed from that of Clone Commandos or Advanced Recon Commandos as their focus was on gathering information about the enemy or carrying out surprise attacks.  

ARF troopers are trained and equipped with DC-15A blaster rifles, DC-15S blasters, chainguns, rocket launchers and other weapons. They also ride on All Terrain Recon Transports (AT-RTs) and carry thermal detonators with them on missions.


I received ARF Trooper Helmet Kit #12 for 2010.

As you can see this wonderful ARF Trooper kit came with the main helmet, visor, head restraint assembly, lens, detail mouth piece and decals.

The helmet and visor has already been pre-penciled where you need to cut and trim the parts. The lens is also has also been traced so it is easy to cut.

A great kit ready for some work.

I trimmed out and sanded the helmet where needed. I did not drill out the lower dimples as some do.
The backside of the helmet trimmed out and sanded.
I then test fitted the helmet together.

It looks good so lets wash it and get it ready for painting.

I masked off the area that will be grey and painted the entire helmet with Krylon Fusion 2420 Satin White.
After the white was dry I masked off and painted the visor areas with Krylon Satin 53522 Italian Olive.


I then (in sections) painted the main helmet areas with the Krylon Satin 53522 Italian Olive.


After I had painted the green color I scuffed it up and gave it some wear and tear. No clone is pristine white and clean.


I then masked off and painted the mouth and detail piece with Krylon 51608 Gloss Smoke Grey.
I also misted on some black above the nose. After it dried I glued on the detail piece.


I then applied the decal that came with this ARF Trooper helmet kit.


I then installed the head liner and trimmed out and placed in the visor.

The ARF Trooper helmet is now done. Lets put it all together and see what it looks like.
*I did not paint any blue stripes onto the top left front of the helmet. Not all ARF Troopers had the blue markings.

I now have weatherd the helmet so it is not all nice and clean. It is hard to see in the pictures but the helmet is more weathered than what is really shown. The light burned out most of the weathering that I have done, the helmet almost looks clean. I guess you just have to see it in person to really appreciate this helmet.