Non Star Wars Wolverine Claws

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  1. Danimaul Jedi Knight

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    I did a quick set through some gloves for a Halloween party a few years back. Mine were scrap aluminum I found. Welded them to an aluminum plate I bent around my hand and then put the whole set through slits I put in the leather gloves.
    The chops I grew myself...:cool:
    [image=http://home.att.net/~dan.theman/mewolver.jpg]
    [image=http://home.att.net/~dan.theman/wolvback.jpg]
    I already started making a more accurate set to use without gloves for next year...
    Oh yeah, I also came accross by chance his exact movie belt buckle for just under $5 on ebay a couple years ago...I believe it is even from the same source. :D
    [image=http://home.att.net/~dan.theman/buckledogtag.jpg]compared to this[image=http://www.vm-forever.de/NefersNunfug/HughWolverine.jpg]
  2. VillieGee Jedi Knight

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    Damn slick, dude. Have you thought about making the leather suit too?

    So do you weld in your home, for your job, or at a university or something? I wish I had access to something like that at home.
  3. sal Jedi Master

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    Pretty good Job on that set, though the top width looks alittle too thin. The correct width should be 4/16 inch, then it tapers down to about 1/16 etc, but that is if your going for and X1 set, not sure if the width is exactly the same for an X2 set. I only have measurements from an X-Men 1 set, I'm working on getting measurements for an X2 set.
    Gonna try and make a stop to get supplies for these things within the next day or so.
  4. Danimaul Jedi Knight

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    Never thought about doing the leather suite... just too much to death with on that. I prefer the street clothes look anyway, that way I get use of the clothes other than that once a year thing...

    My dad taught me to arc weld back in junior high, and I've done a little tig and a whole bunch of mig over the years. Have my own mig for doing work at my auto shop on the side.

    I know the claws aren't right, I just ground them to a basic shape, ran the across a polisher wheel. Then my uncle and I tacked them together while I was over at his shop to use the polishing wheel. Spent maybe about an hour or so on them, getting the strips around the hands shaped right for comfort was the longest part...
  5. sal Jedi Master

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    I was hoping to buy styrene and cut it into shape etc, but I cant seem to find the correct width, and I pretty much no nothing about injection molding so I dont think its a good idea for me to try just yet....hmmmm.
  6. Danimaul Jedi Knight

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    This is the start of the second set... Correct thickness on blades. Just playing around with rough shaping and using various ways of cutting them down and refining them.
    [image=http://home.att.net/~dan.theman/claws.jpg]
  7. sal Jedi Master

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    Looks like your off to a good start, are you making the "hieght of them 1 inch?
  8. sal Jedi Master

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    Little update/bump.
    Made a prototype claw to see if I could even pull this off and it worked out pretty good, thought the plastic was too thin. Ordered the correct plastic thickness, and will receive that by thursday.:D
  9. sal Jedi Master

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    Little bump to see what everyone is up to on these things.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/goblet7/IMAG0046.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/goblet7/IMAG0042.jpg]
    I was able to take a few quick shots of what I started a few days ago, I still have about an hours work in them I'm going to try and bondo some spots tonite.
    -Anyone else have some updates?

  10. sal Jedi Master

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/goblet7/wolverineclaws.jpg]
    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.
  11. MorgonKEN-BUR Jedi Knight

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    here u go guys if u want to get the wolverine suit. This company makes it, but they are hard to get in contact with, u can try, but it will also probably be a bit expensive. http://www.universaldesigns.ca/replica/wolverine.html
  12. abodeofthedamned Jedi Knight

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    This guy made retractable wolverine claws for his costume.
  13. VillieGee Jedi Knight

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    Ehh.... those retractable claws aren't very pretty.... I think sal's look better.
  14. sal Jedi Master

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    Thanks for the replies.
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    I took some more pics to help show more detail from earlier today,
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    comments are appreciated!
  15. abodeofthedamned Jedi Knight

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    I'm not arguing that, I just thought it was a neat concept.

    And Sal, the claws look fantastic!
  16. VillieGee Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, it's neat, but it's hard to really appreciate it, because he's sacrificing so much for it, aesthetically. Especially those ridiculous sleeves on his jumpsuit.
  17. Danimaul Jedi Knight

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    Good job Sal! Good to see you finishing a project! ;)
    How come no pics of them topside coming out of your hand in true wolve pose fashion?

    My blades are 1" tall btw... I was planning a new set and got the design plans together, but with that dude selling such a decent kit on the Bay for so cheap it may not even be worth my days of work to mill them.
    Still might do my design in a plastic though for safety reasons. Now that I have a little one running around for the past couple years these things cross my mind. :)
  18. sal Jedi Master

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    Thanks for the comments guys! I dont know why those other pics I have aren't shwoing up.. There is one pic I took in the true wolverine fashion but, I'm not wearing any Wolverine garb, maybe I'll do it later today.
    Danimaul, you could do one from metal and then cast that up for your set. I just felt more comfortable doing them one by one, it was a personal preff.
  19. sal Jedi Master

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    Had enough time to take two ok pics I dont got my hair styled anything like it as of yet, too long, and I wont be able to grow lambchops till around summer, school reg. So these will do for now.
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/goblet7/IMAG0224.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/goblet7/IMAG0221.jpg]
    The bottom pic I modeled after this one,
    [image=http://www.jackmanslanding.com/gallery/film-stage-tv/images/x-men-2/slide03.jpg]
    enjoy!
  20. Achilles_of_Edmonton Jedi Youngling

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    Danimaul you definitely have the look for a good Hugh Jackman wolvie especially with the chops. You should definitely grow the hair out enough to curl up though next time. With that funky do of his you could easily be one of the best look alikes out there.
  21. VillieGee Jedi Knight

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    You mean the puppet? lol

    I think you mean "mutton chops."
  22. Sakara Jedi Knight

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    Its always happens lol!. Our Uk group starts work on a costume group and Bam some reference pops up here!
    hehe basically were working on an xmen group and wolverine is one of the main ones...the works you guys have done is inspirational and thanks to you for putting the pics here to show how you done them!
    the joy ive got to work on is Deathstrikes talons...any ideas guys?
  23. Danimaul Jedi Knight

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    Thanks Achilles... I guess I'll try that costume out again this year then, and just grow the fro. Maybe I should sell myself out as a Wolve impersonator for the premier! ;)

    Sal, I didn't know you were old enough to grow chops yet! ;) Sorry, couldn't resist on that one!
  24. sal Jedi Master

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    Thanks for the comment! I have seen a pic of someone who has made those, I'll try and find out who it was.

    Danimaul- I'm 16 so my burns are just about in.. Not quite chops though.. Hopefully come summer.
    Have you decided on if your going to buy those claws off ebay? I think I know which ones your talking about the aluminum ones that I believe are around $70 start off, if I remember correctly. They look to be a good buy, but I feel more comfortable with plastic ones, not only do they weigh less, but the material is more accurate to the screen used ones.
    Oh, btw any updates with the jackets? I've been keeping up with my thread where your info is posted. You won't have pics till monday of the proto right?
  25. Danimaul Jedi Knight

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    Sal - yeah snagged a set of those ebay claws to try out... I like developing stuff myself but when it comes to time available for cost I had to go with these for a start.
    Yep, have to wait til Monday for the next step with the jackets. I even tried to pay them ahead of time for the first jacket on a good faith thing, but they said wait until I see the pics Monay... that gives me a good feeling about them.

    Sakar - maybe just start with a good set of big press-on finger nails and mold them out from there...
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