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PostSubject: Modelling 'holstered' bows and crossbows   Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 12:54

Hiya,

Possibly a dumb question but how would a model carry a holstered bow? Crossbows I imagine would be slung like any rifle/handgun but how would a bow be slung allowing the model to use his sword etc?

Anyone got any pictures?

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PostSubject: Re: Modelling 'holstered' bows and crossbows   Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 13:08

Go the the Tutorials Section, and look for
Removeable Items/Weapons


That will show you how I put on removable bows, as they are simply slung on the models back, like the shield. Pics are on that thread as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Modelling 'holstered' bows and crossbows   Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 13:17

Ta - didn't spot that one when I looked through!
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PostSubject: Re: Modelling 'holstered' bows and crossbows   Thu 9 Apr 2009 - 18:11

I'm not sure what it is called, but there is basically a sheath for bows. They sit about halfway into it and it protects them while being carried. You can see one modeled (albeit poorly) on this figure in the far-right picture (it's purple): http://www.reapermini.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t35400.html
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PostSubject: Re: Modelling 'holstered' bows and crossbows   Fri 10 Apr 2009 - 0:35

that's just your quiver, and indeed in some versions you can add the bow, but it's a luxury upgrade. Most peasant bows are slung around the back, or the bow is at the back, and the string at the front, the man in the middle.
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PostSubject: Re: Modelling 'holstered' bows and crossbows   Sat 11 Apr 2009 - 18:43

I think I'm being technically correct when I use the modern term bow case. As far as I can tell from knowledge of miniatures only it is more of an Eastern or Asiatic item common to horse archers be they heavy or light. The Middenheimer youngblood carries one as well. As with Oswald the overladen henchman the bow case is made to carry the bow itself although some variations also functioned as quivers.

For reference look up Huns, Scythians, Cosacks and Polish lancers. Also used by Byzantines, Ottomans, Arabs and Bedouins.

As far as infantry use I think the early Jannisaries used them, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Modelling 'holstered' bows and crossbows   Sat 11 Apr 2009 - 18:57

The Kislev models have these Holters for bows on their backs, with bows intact.
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PostSubject: Re: Modelling 'holstered' bows and crossbows   Sun 12 Apr 2009 - 3:50

Search Ebay for "quiver bits"
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PostSubject: Re: Modelling 'holstered' bows and crossbows   Sun 12 Apr 2009 - 4:20

The Goblin Sprue has Bows attached to Quivers which ARE quite nice. Deaf Nala Smiley
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