X Men Wolverine claws: UPDATE

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by LogansRunner, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    EDIT: ok, while I wait for the reply to taht email I sent, I was wondering if any of you guys knew at least some of the measurements for his "claws" any measurements for this are good, I think the length is 9 inches, and the width is about 3/16, can any one confirm/share their info?
    -thanks :)
     
  2. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Nobody, I kow there is some out there I've seen some of a set the actualy prop claws, used in X-Men 1, it was just a while back and I never saved it.
     
  3. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Anybody?
    As long as its a pic of the wolverine claws, or somthing highres that shows them, I really need at least one picture, I spent at least 2 hrs looking for some ref pics of them on the comp a few days ago and found nothing.......
     
  4. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Well guys I did it, after days of searching, 4 hrs alone today, I finally located the guy who has a set of screen used wolverine claws from the first movie, hopfully I can get some measurements and more pics in a bit.
     
  5. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Bump. See first post.
     
  6. RoCKo

    RoCKo Sr Member

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    maybe this will help you :

    LIFESIZE CLAWS

    i´d say its nearly the same lenght than just YOUR underarm...
    if you plan to do some for yourself they should fit "into" your underarm...

    hope this might be helpful.
     
  7. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Don't you mean "Forearm"?

     
  8. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    This is good, but I was looking for more of actual measurements of the screen used ones, or next best thing, does anyone know of any sites that can help me with this?
    -Thanks
     
  9. RoCKo

    RoCKo Sr Member

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    of course i meant forearm... :angel
    sorry for my english.... :eek: my german is better.... :p
     
  10. LogansRunner

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    I got it covered, the man who owns a set of the claws from the movie emailed me back today complete with all the measurements I asked for and a full size print out for me, :D , really nice guy, I was just alittle sceptical on two measurements, that I forgot to ask, :p then I'm good.
     
  11. LogansRunner

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    Alright, I finally got some well overdue pics of what I've been working on here.
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    I really like how they are turning out I still have about and hours work left in them, then I can fill some spots with some bondo I bought. :)
    -Which leads to my next question,
    The following is a pic of one of 8 sets from the first X-Men (not mine)
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    My question is how would I secure the wires/rods holding the claws in place, I see that they are inserted through the back etc, but I talked to a guy I know about this and he said he doubts they knurled the rods etc, so I wanted to run this past you guys, as I would like to do this portion tomorrow.
    -ANY suggestions will help.
    -Thanks.
     
  12. Bowelrock

    Bowelrock Sr Member

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    There is a small hex screw that achors them in :) That is how they secured them for the films.
     
  13. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a bunch I didnt see the reply at first I think there's some sort of glitch going on. I'm sceptical on where to put the screw however, its hard for me to see, even on the scan I have, I have an idea of where it may be.. Is there any way you can circle where it goes?
     
  14. Gman666

    Gman666 Well-Known Member

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    Just saw this thread. Here are some pics of my claws. I got them off of ebay last year. They seem to be roughly the same design. Let me know if you need anymore pics.
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    Greg
     
  15. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    PM replied, thanks for the info.
     
  16. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Thought I would throw this pic up, just a quick shot I took. The primer was not spraying right, it was spraying in clumps.. So I went with just some silver paint for now. I still have a little more sanding to go, and then I'm going to repaint them and then I think I'm going to rub and buff them..
    -The basic claw portian is based on a scan of an original scanning of an X1 claw. The griping portian I decided to base on the X2 version because it looks more comfortable. Kind of a sort of hybrid. The foam is just on the one because I was experimenting to see if it would make a different in comfort, I will probably end up removing it.
     
  17. Draven

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    Your ergonomic handgrip looks very comfortable..

    Did you grab a chunk of clay them take a mold of the shape?

    I must say that it was very nice of the screen-used owner to offer up the measurements..

    Draven
     
  18. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I am really happy with how they are turning out, I actually had a lot of bondo left over so I ended up using that for the grip section. I'd like to completely finish tweaking them and finishing them up within a day or so.
     
  19. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    I took some more pics to help show more detail from earlier today,
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    comments are appreciated.
     
  20. LogansRunner

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    I am posting these photos because other sites requested more photos so here is more.
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    The bottom pic I modeled after this one,
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  21. jedilos

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    this is sweet are there any tutorials out there to make our own?
     
  22. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Not that I know of.. I just used ref pics, and my scanning.
     
  23. GBFreek83

    GBFreek83 New Member

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    * that's badass, i've love to have some of my own. What material did you use there? Actual metal work would be hard to pull off...I guess if I got measurements I could have a machine shop do it....how'd you do it man, how'd you do it.? :)
     
  24. LogansRunner

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    I got a printout of one of the claws that was used in the first movie, took my measurments from that. Ordered an acrilic/plastic sheet 10 by 10, cut out the basic shape from that using a dremel. Then after that I when to a lathe and created the beveled edges, after that I used another dremel to make the slots in the back for the wire bars, I bent the wire bars so they would fit my hand. Afterwards a guy who knows my dad offered to do some finishing touches to them with a band saw, making them even smoother. When I got them back a couple of days later I still had a lot of work to do, I had to bondo a lot in some areas, and I had to sand in a lot of areas still to make them perfect. I actually had to do a lot of that work by hand, using sand paper and a file, because the dremel isn't working... I have since moded these claws, just little tweaks. I will probably install hex screws into them to, to keep the bars in place better.
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    Any other questions?
     
  25. CTF

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    Dude, those pics on page 1 rule. Awesome work. :D
     
  26. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I'll try to get some pics up, I was going to do it today but I was super busy, I've been out since 8 and just got home.
     
  27. CTF

    CTF Sr Member

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    Thought I'd give this a 'lil bump since Wolvey is so cool. :D
     
  28. koroth

    koroth New Member

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    I got my set from a guy in Canada who has been offering aluminum kits for 2 years or more. They turned out nice after I finished them.
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    They went great with my jacket.
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