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.
nanahara - 6th March 2014
I look forward to seeing this
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