The following is a short, simple article meant to inspire with a couple tips to make it look the best.
Fun fact: The act of stringing a bow is called "bracing."
- Black string looks traditional and will stand out.
- White string can be painted any colour if you'd like to work it in to your scheme.
- I went with a metallic white that has tints of other colours depending on how the light hits it.
* Keep in mind that this effect will be obvious on the spool, but subtle when looking at a single string.
To attach the string, do the following:
1. Place a drop of super-glue on the end of a fine tool / pick / toothpick.
2. Touch this super-glue to one end of the bow.
3. Hold one end of the string in this glue until it dries.
* If you dip the string in some water, the glue will dry quicker, but won't be as strong.
5.* Touch another drop of glue behind the the bolt.
6.* Pull the string tight and hold it in the glue until it dries.
7. Touch a final drop of glue to the other end of the bow.
8. Pull the string tight and hold it in the glue until it dries.
9. Cut the string off from the other end of the bow.
This will leave you with a nicely braced miniature bow. I get it though.. easy enough for a miniature hero in your Dungeons and Dragons party, but pretty time consuming if you have an army full of archers.
Fun Fact! That's Guitar String that I've used to turn this miniature's sword into a Rapier.