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Done / Completed Daredevil (Netflix) Billy clubs METAL!

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by Rylo, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, I might as well jump in the mix.

    I confess, I'm really enjoying the new show. I'm curious if the interest is there for an all metal set of clubs as seen on the show. I've noticed others offering these in rubber and resin so if that satisfies the market, I'll step aside. However, if you're like me and you prefer a real-world feel and studio quality build to your props, this may be a nice option. You tell me...

    This is a no-brainer for me since I've already been to this dance over a decade ago with a more complex (movie version) set of clubs. I still have my engineering notes for those pieces and I can could easily tweak a few things and produce these in metal. Hell, I'm even dialed in on the couplers which were clearly inspired by the aforementioned movie pieces. I love jobs like this that require zero engineering effort since it's already been done!

    I do; however, have a time issue. I'm committed to other projects and my plate is full. I simply can't take on any additional commitments at this time.

    However, if the interest is there and I can get my new shop guy to agree to run the parts, it may be possible to look at these in a few months. I'll speak with him this weekend and see what can be done. Again, I'm committed to other projects so this would depend 100% on another shop (I've been working with on the side) agreeing to run my parts while allowing me to sheppard the job.

    My narrow window of opportunity may actually be a good thing here. While I'm pretty dialed in on what's happening with these newer clubs, reference is indeed limited. Given a little time, new reference could present itself allowing last minute changes, etc.

    Simply put. No reason to rush this. Let's do it right, if at all. :thumbsup

    Price for a metal set of clubs (estimate) would be a very reasonable 399.00 finished. I may consider an unfinished option which would simply leave the painting up to you. Remember, these would be metal and beautifully machined.

    No promises on moving forward yet. Just spit balling... Let's hear your thoughts and we'll see if the planets line up.

    -Rylo

    Here's a look at some of my previous movie clubs (NO, never making these again!) which really were much more complex. I'm simply showing them here as an example of prior work related to this particular prop.

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    And an exploded view:

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    And the working grapples video:

     
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  2. JJ Griffin

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    Excellent work, Rylo! Can't wait to see how they turn out if you decide to pursue this. :)
     
  3. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not sure if there's a market for my version yet, but thanks! :thumbsup

     
  4. dirtyharriet

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    I would be very interested... metal beats resin ANY DAY in my book.
     
  5. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The movie clubs appear to be the same diameter as the TV clubs. The length looks about the same (two feet) when connected. This would make one club 12" and the other 11" due to the extra section on the coupler. (twist connect)

    That is unless they went 12 and 12 and added the extra inch on one club (my scaling) making it 25"

    Thoughts on that? I'm leaning towards 12 and 11" on the batons for an even 24" when joined. Any longer and the holster would look nuts running down his leg. Like I said, the twist connect was clearly by the movie clubs...I'm guessing the went with the same length, too.

    -Rylo
     
  6. Chri5t

    Chri5t New Member

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    I am very interested in these!
     
  7. Sikosh

    Sikosh Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested :)
     
  8. Westies14

    Westies14 Master Member

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    Interested - would prefer a kit version!
     
  9. GhostMinion

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    Agreed. For something like this, you just can't beat metal.

    Interested.
     
  10. Logan Cade

    Logan Cade Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Definitely Interested!

    I went through the last fight sequence frame by frame and here's a link to the best pictures I could come up with.....It sure looks like the red portion of the Clubs are knurled.

    http://www.tacticaltoolsusa.com/daredevilclub/
     
  11. aquaman1007

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    Definitely interested.
     
  12. extreme_too2

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    Your movie clubs are some of my favorite props, ever, so I'm definitely in.
     
  13. agliarept

    agliarept Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    this is a no brainer for me. actual metal clubs!

    count me in!
     
  14. mtrixman

    mtrixman Well-Known Member

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    Interested here 100%

    Will go nicely with your other Daredevil batons I have
     
  15. JJ Griffin

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    I am actually really glad you asked for feedback on this, as I am also trying to determine the approximate length for our own pair. One of the clubs is definitely longer than the other by more than an inch, because it's the one that gets to "have" the extra steel section and those sections seem to individually be longer than an inch when compared to the size of his fists holding them. It definitely looks like more than an inch of difference in these shots, given that Cox is like 5'11" in the suit:

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    I'm thinking it may be more like one is 10-11" and the other is 12-13". Thoughts, Rylo?
     
  16. JKKS

    JKKS Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested in a finished set.
     
  17. kdflash

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    interested
     
  18. Rylo

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    If there's anything I've learned over the years, it's you can ask 10 different people to scale the same prop and they'll all give a different answer.

    Tricky business, scaling...those sections do look longer than an inch there. Agreed!

    Thanks for the input.

     
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  19. Vitus

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    Very interested!
     
  20. JJ Griffin

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    Here is something my GF threw together passed off the best "standing" shot of Murdock she could find where the batons are positioned without serious foreshortening. Even Cox is 5'10" as listed on Wikipedia, then he's like 5'11" in boots/cowl, which is what she based her calculations off of.

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    Her math came out to around 37cm or 14.5". That actually seems like it might be a tad on the long side to me. Maybe it's 26" long total, with one stick being 14" and the other being 12"? That would put each red handle right around 10" and each individual silver section at about 2" per? (or maybe 1.5" per?)

    Please let me know what you think, as this one has been racking my brain for the past week!
     
  21. Rylo

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    I'm afraid I do not scale that way. Once we get some metal in the lathe, the dimensions tend to reveal themselves. I can technically scale it off the twist lock once I'm in the shop. :thumbsup

    Thanks
     
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  22. Rusty85

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    Interested!
     
  23. Feraud

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    Definitely interested!!
     
  24. Max Jenius

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    Yes please!
     
  25. Spheric Thor

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    Interested as well
     
  26. kw1968

    kw1968 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Definitely Interested
     
  27. TheRoman

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    Interested!
     
  28. TitaniumBat

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    Interested as well
     
  29. boochydog

    boochydog Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i am interested as well in a finished painted version. hope you are able to make this happen in metal.
     
  30. OliverQueenIND

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    Interested in an unfinished set
     
  31. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, the interest is clearly there! :thumbsup

    Spoke with my guy this weekend...trying to work something out for a summer window on these. Not sure yet. More soon.

    -Rylo
     
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  32. LoganX5142

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    Interested. Rush. I would like them in hand by Friday, July 24th.
     
  33. Dozer3677

    Dozer3677 Well-Known Member

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    interested, finished or unfinished. Thanks Rylo.
     
  34. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You better get to work, then! :thumbsup

     
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  35. LoganX5142

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    I'm working on the suit. Already got the gloves and boots.
     
  36. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just a quick note: While I sincerely appreciate the interest, as stated numerous times, this is hardly a definite thing. Many things need to fall into place in order for these to happen. That said, we're looking at later this summer before even getting started. (if at all)

    I'm not accepting orders. I'm not even forming a wait list. I was simply establishing interest.

    I'm getting numerous PMs from people with special requests, misc. questions, etc.

    It's much, much too early for this. This whole thing is hardly a blip on the radar at this point. I have not even worked up a prototype. Please hold all questions and PMs until I actually commit to this project.

    Thank you.
     
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  37. boochydog

    boochydog Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So, you're telling me there's a chance?

    https://youtu.be/Ms7KbMfXHp8


     
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  38. Xris

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    Loving the new show too. Will keep an eye on this thread for sure!
     
  39. extreme_too2

    extreme_too2 Well-Known Member

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    Bumping this awesomeness.
     
  40. LoganX5142

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  41. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi all, just a courtesy note.

    I've had a few guys hit me up recently; asking where I was on this project and if I still planned to move forward. To be honest, I see no real reason. With so many lines in the water already, my time would probably be better spent cleaning other projects off my bench.

    While I appreciate the support this thread generated, I knew it was gonna be a grind to get these wrapped by late summer anyway. At which time, I suspect the market will be more than satisfied.

    -Rylo
     
  42. Logan Cade

    Logan Cade Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow....This is disappointing as all hell. Sometimes certain props need to be made by certain people to be truly special.
     
  43. JKKS

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    Disappointing as I was really looking forward to them. Not completely surprised though. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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  44. extreme_too2

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    Disappointing but understandable.
     

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