X Men Wolverine claws: UPDATE

LogansRunner

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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 :)
 

LogansRunner

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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.
 

LogansRunner

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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.......
 

LogansRunner

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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.
 

RoCKo

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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.
 

propsculptor

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Don't you mean "Forearm"?

Originally posted by RoCKo@Nov 29 2005, 09:58 PM
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.
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LogansRunner

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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
 

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.
 

LogansRunner

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Alright, I finally got some well overdue pics of what I've been working on here.

And,

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)

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.
 

LogansRunner

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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?
 

Gman666

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Originally posted by ~Sal~@Apr 7 2006, 03:06 PM
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?
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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.





Greg
 

LogansRunner

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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.
 

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
 

LogansRunner

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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.
 

LogansRunner

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I am posting these photos because other sites requested more photos so here is more.


The bottom pic I modeled after this one,
 
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