Da Dread Claw (40K Life-sized)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by the good green, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. the good green

    the good green New Member

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    It's a Dreadnought Close Combat "hand" looted to be used as a Power Klaw. The Dread Klaw is only the first piece of a costume I started working working on not too long ago. The ork head will be attached to my chest, with my own head disguised as a grot on his shoulders. Then there is the "Hulk" muscle shirt I'll have for the ork's torso.

    Here's Da Dread Klaw:
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    I've been trying to make a template for the main body, so I can cut out one piece that will rap all the way around and connect in a nice straight line. So far I haven't had much success. I've been leaning to just doing it in sections, but I will still need to figure out the arc needed for a perfect fit.

    This is my first build so if anyone has any tips, I'd love to here them. I'm saving up to replace the cardboard with PVC so it is a bit more durable.

    Thanks for reading.
  2. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    I see that you are using tape to hold the sides in place. A hot glue gun will help in your case with the tape as a backup. Once you are done, You can cover the build with metal paper or colored paper. I am interested as to how you are going to do the legs.
  3. the good green

    the good green New Member

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    Well, the legs will be my legs... with some big boots. It's an ork costume. There is a guy working on a dreadnought costume over on dakkadakka, but a few people pissed him off with too many "MOAR" comments and now he won't post until it's done. :( But what he has posted is amazing.

    The builds for my costume include Da Dred Klaw, a chain axe yet to be named, and an ork head. I'll be making some armour too, shoulder pads and a gut plate. I've been working on an "ideal" template for da klaw too, but I haven't put it in any format yet.

    I'm using tape to hold it together for now in the hopes that I will be able to take it apart and trace the cardboard onto sheets of PVC. I have made a one piece "skin for the main body of it that almost fits, the larger end of it isn't quite large enough.

    Here's a sketch of the costume:
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  4. Finnlock

    Finnlock New Member

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    I will be watching this closely, great start!
    PM me if you want to have the link to a warhammer 40k costume building site.
  5. Soulreaperlord

    Soulreaperlord New Member

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    That claw is B.A. I would suggest going blood talon though, would work better as a power claw imho
  6. Borchsenius

    Borchsenius New Member

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    Xeno-scum the inqusition will deal with this hersey! - but on another note I think the dread CC weapon should have lots of wires and fluid filled hoses connecting it to the ork..