Wolverine / X23 Aluminum claws

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Chris Fields, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Chris Fields

    Chris Fields Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey all, just thought I'd share the progress here. I am working on some stuff for a stunt show, including a set of X23 claws were I get the chance to finally attempt the idea I've had a long time for comic style wolverine claws.

    Here are the X23 claws, I made them pretty quickly.

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    The original Wolverine mock up I did several years ago.. these are cardboard, lol...

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    but it give you the idea.

    I think I will make a stainless set and an aluminum set. Gotta finish other stuff first though. :)
     
  2. dfchang813

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    Hey Chris,

    Looks awesome. If you ever decide to do a run, sign me up!

    Thanks!

    Dennis
     
  3. nevets

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    not bad bub
     
  4. Chuey

    Chuey Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice. :)
     
  5. comonbub

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    Hey Chris, if you are interested in doing a movie set, I've got a cast in resin that are the same dimensions and style as the stunt claws Hugh used. Message me if you're interested.
     
  6. Chris Fields

    Chris Fields Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Always interested. I've already made a few sets of movie claws... I'll see if I can find an old pic...

    Ah, here's one.. from several years ago... 06 I think... These were a larger set I made for bigger guy than myself.

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  7. Flattery

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    Way cool -- looks spot on.
     
  8. pinder91

    pinder91 Sr Member

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    Shiny! Are those aluminum or stainless?
     
  9. Chris Fields

    Chris Fields Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  10. gbmickey

    gbmickey New Member

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    Nice claws!
     
  11. Linero

    Linero New Member

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    Chris sorry to bother you, but is there any chance of getting some new Cap shields?
     
  12. Triumphalways

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    Hi Chris, do ya commission the claws at all?
     
  13. Rylo

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    Nice job! Claws are something I've just never gotten around to.

    -Rylo
     
  14. WookieeFeet

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    I have a set of claws.. Nothing like these though!! I would love a set of these!! ( the movie ones where you cant see the bar) Mine are the generic ones you can find online..
     
  15. Agent A

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    They look cool but why only 2?
     
  16. Chris Fields

    Chris Fields Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The character X23 has only two claws instead of 3 like wolverine.
     
  17. CSMacLaren

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    NoooOooooo.... our favorite Steve Rogers can't turn himself into Logan! :behave
     
  18. Bradleyw

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    It would be interesting to see Draken claws. (Draken was the son of wolverine in the later comics) as he has a claw coming out of the wrist on the palm surface. Interesting challenge i suppose. But otherwise awesome claws.
     
  19. Kal

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    Name is Daken and he did not have metal. His were bone.
     
  20. Chris Fields

    Chris Fields Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    lol, no worries, that was an old pic, and it was just for display purposes. :)
     
  21. berserker13

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    Hi can i get the deminsions for the claws please been looking for them for quite some time thanks
     
  22. andyroo

    andyroo Well-Known Member

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    Those claws are absolutely spot on!
     
  23. MooMooEgg

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    Did you make the single X-23 foot claws? I was curious as to weather it makes walking ridiculously difficult. :lol
     
  24. scarletspidey85

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    How did you get them so smooth and shiny? I have had a set of aluminum claws for a few years now, but they are rough, and I am having a hard time getting that smooth look...
     
  25. ironman42

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    sand will progressively finer grits, then buff with compound
     
  26. scarletspidey85

    scarletspidey85 New Member

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    Thanks!!

     
  27. Wyndon Wauter

    Wyndon Wauter New Member

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    As usual your workmanship looks fantastic and it looks as if you've solved a problem....... Ok, so you have the paddle grip and you run the wire or whatever you are going to use up through your fingers. But then you add the thickness of the claws and....... I don't have enough room to get my fingers through to grip the paddle. WHAT am I doing wrong? Also, are aluminum claws Con friendly? I have gotten conflicting reports. Thanks, ww
     
  28. Talisen

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    The claws wouldn't go through the gaps between your fingers, just the wire/rod thats attached to the grip. the curve at the back of the claw fits over your knuckle gap (between the bones). And most cons will not allow aluminum claws, and I've been told, even resin/plastic ones are starting to become a potential issue because people are idiots and don't pay attention to what they are doing.
     

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