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I wasn't planning to do this version of GA just yet, but after an issue getting a top and trousers to match for my Showcase version, I've switched.

This isn't going to be 100% accurate to the DCUO version, but it will be mostly based on it.

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nanahara posted on 6 March, 2014 - 21:04
I look forward to seeing this

Kyuipo posted on 12 March, 2014 - 20:30
awesome !!

Sephirayne posted on 28 March, 2014 - 00:36
Great work on the bow and quiver. Looking forward to seeing these finished.

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Progress Journal

21st April 2014

Bow Upgrades 01

After Kitacon, I worked out that there were a couple of things that need sorting on my bow.
The first was the string. For Kitacon I used a length of 1mm white elastic for the bow string. This has now been replaced with a length of 3mm black elastic.
This means that the string should now be seen in photos. The string is also stiffer and my arrows will now knock in place properly, helping me set up the bow faster for photos.
An unintentional bonus is that the string now makes the limbs move when I draw it, adding to the realism.
I did a quick check on the string tension, and even with the thicker string it still only comes to about 3lb, well below most "con safe" levels.

The second thing I have done is add an arrow rest. It is a small hook that was part of a set my mother picked up for hanging pictures. It is bigger than real arrow rests, but as it doesn't "lock" the arrow in place it will be easier for me to remove the arrow after photos.

11th February 2014

Bow Mods 02

So, I've made the sintra limbs and trialled them on the bow.
The total length of the bow with these limbs is about 66".

Even though I have used a 66" bow, and the length felt fine, this one feels too big for some reason. I may try shaping the limbs a bit and see if that feels any better, but I'm thinking that I will end up shortening the bow to 60" or maybe a touch less. I haven't decided quite yet.....

4th February 2014

Bow Mods 01

I picked up a compound bow with missing parts a while ago. I've been planning to build recurve limbs out of sintra to make it "cosplay safe"

Once I've build the limbs, I will shape them, and string the bow with elastic so it can be fully drawn but have no force behind it.