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Stringing a bow

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by kevininpdx, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. kevininpdx Active Member

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    My grey army is growing again. I now have models with bows in 54, 75 and 90mm. Does anyone have recommendations for bow string material in those scales? Also any tips for stringing the bows?
  2. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    Three tips. These are from hard-earned experience, believe me...
    1. Use jewellery wire or fuse wire as the bow string.

    2. Where you can, string up the bow as early as you can in the construction phase.

    3. Having a wide vocabulary in swear words, it's a big stress reliever! ;)
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  3. Forté Well-Known Member

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    Another option is long, straight human hair too.
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  4. DaddyO A Fixture

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    There's some stuff that's used on ships rigging which one of the club members was showing me. Comes on a spool in different thickness' and the thinner ones are too fine to see, but because of their elasticity are easily fixed in place with a spot of superglue. I'll check the name and let you know (Quite expensive to rig one bow, but I'm sure you'll find other uses for it) ;)
    Cheers
    Paul
    ps - For the Yanomani bowman I finished recently (54mm) I used stretched sprue in the end and then Jez mentioned this and showed me some and I wanted to do another archer immediately just to try some :D
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  5. John Bowery A Fixture

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  6. kevininpdx Active Member

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    That rigging is exactly what I need. What sizes do you think would work for 54, 75, and 90mm?
  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Well that's me looking for another option then ....LOL

    Nap
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  8. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Use a small crochet hook to do this or a pin bent into a u shape. I think for the price just buy both sizes.
    Cheers
    John
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  9. DaddyO A Fixture

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    That's the stuff John - Thank you
  10. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Not sure if the website is still functioning? found the rigging in three grades but for the life of me couldn't see any way of putting it in the shopping basket-the live chat didn't work either:rolleyes:

    Keith
  11. kevininpdx Active Member

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  12. winfield Active Member

    For 54mm and smaller, I use my wife's hair. She is of Nordic descent and her hair is slightly coarse (sorry Babe).
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  13. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Kevin(y)

    Keith
  14. peedee A Fixture

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  15. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Paul, I will be placing an order with them soon so I'll add it to the list.

    Keith
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  16. peedee A Fixture

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    They seem good people to do business with Keith.
    Best wishes..see you at the bash
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  17. Ned Ricks Active Member

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  18. John Bowery A Fixture

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    I think that is the same item as above only renamed and is an elastic thread that stretches very well.
    Cheers
    John

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