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I am starting a High Elf army full of bowmen.
Now, I have always felt that bows need bow strings, they just look a little odd without them.
So, does anyone have any experience of making bow strings?
I was thinking of making a small notch in the top and bottom of the bow then using fine cotton, gluing it into his hand.
I used to think so too, untill I woke up and thought; "Hey, if I see a man who looks that small (ie I am a great distance from him), then I wouldn't be able to see the bowstring IRL.
I don't think cotton will do, as evey time a breze hits them, the cotton might beak. Maybe hair? horse hair should be pretty strong...
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You may want to find a thin piece of plastic and cut it down to size. Thread or hair is going to shift, get dirty easily, etc., aside from being difficult to get into a static position and have it stay there.
I used to make them with thread which was easy enough to superglue to the top, bottom, and hands. If stretched well and soaked in superglue they stay stiff and neat (but you must work quickly and carefully)
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Perhaps fishing line? About 3lbs or so. It certanly wont break and can probably be tied into place only needing a blob of superglue on the knots to stop them sliding along the haft (is that the right word?) of the bow.
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