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Well, I've read about some people who have the same problem with these guys, and that is: they don't look like archers! No bowstring? They are in archer-like poses, but there's .. nothing there!
So, my idea is to get some really thin wire and cut slits into the bows, using the pose of the model to place the wire accordingly (i.e. if they aren't shooting, have it relaxed, if they are pulling it, have it at the pulled angles, etc.).
Has anyone else thought of doing this, or done it already? I'd really love some pics as I'm low on money and can't experiment myself.
I'm planning on starting a Wood Elves army and I thought it'd be awesome to have some actual bowstrings.
i was thinking about it, yet i have no bows (dwarfs) sorry can't help u, but i have wondered the same thing
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thin wire would do, but you could also use knitting strings, easier to find and to work with.Originally Posted by Lost Nemesis
Anywho tell us if it works well, I am also think about doing this.
Hey, glad to know that I wasn't the only one planning on doing this myself. My Bretonnian Bowmen look kinda silly.
I was planning on using floral wire. It comes in different colours, and is thick enough that you can place it looking taut without too much possible damage to the model.
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If you want some advice, here it is (feel free to disregard ).
Take a length of thin sewing thread and tie it around one end of the bow, securing it with a dab of super glue. Now, if the bow is in a relaxed position simply tie the string onto the other end and glue it as well, trimming the extra. If the bow is being drawn, drill a small hole through the model's hand and slip the thread through before securing it to the other end of the bow.
You may want to bend the bows that are being drawn (if they aren't already bent) to make it look a little more realistic.
Zanzibar beat me to it. thats wat i did to my Wood elves and some of my high elve archers. if your going to do this paint the model then do it, or the paint will get on the string and muck it up. this might seem obious, but some very uninterlect person might do it.