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Kili's bow replica by HouseOfLostPlay Kili's bow replica by HouseOfLostPlay
This is a replica of Kili's bow from "The Hobbit" movies. This version is not functional and it is made of a piece of ebiara wood (for the "arms") and some pieces of maple wood for the 2 central parts bronze-painted. The carvings are all hand-made with chisels.
The original design is by Weta Workshop. I used the picture from the book "The Hobbit Chronicles" by Weta and the pictures from the movie frames as reference, but I took some artistic freedom in the carvings and proportions.
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Kili's bow replica by ~HouseOfLostPlay ( Suggested by x-xSpitFirex-x and Featured by Brookette )
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Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Much better than the one I made :D. Nice work
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AsliBayrak Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
:) Featured in tolkien
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HouseOfLostPlay Feb 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Aeglys Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a beautiful piece and the accurate details are amazing. Congratulations. Concerning the point that it's not functional: I imagine building such a strong bow which shoots as really difficult, because of finding a wood that wouldn't break would be a real challenge. Or getting the pieces sinued together. I'm no expert in this.
But actually I read that Kili's bow resembles mostly hunting bows you can shoot from a horseback. You might want to check out this article, there's a lot of details on Kili's bow and his other weapons: thorinoakenshield.net/2014/01/…
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HouseOfLostPlay Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for your lovely comment :)
Yeah, I'm not experienced in bow making, I've just read something on the internet and it should be very labourious to make a functional version of this... someday probably i will try :D
Thank you so much for the link, it is very interesting!!
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Aeglys Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, I really like it :) - As mentioned, making functional bows is not an easy task but for someone familiar with wood working like you, it might be easier. 
I've seen (on your Facebook page) you also crafted a lot of pipes, even Gandalf's and Thorin Oakenshield's. Wonderful work. 
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HouseOfLostPlay Feb 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks again :)
And thank you for visiting my FB page!! You're very kind :)
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Aeglys Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah. Just telling the truth :) 
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Sigfriedofgaea Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very nice work you have here!  It really is too bad that it's not functional, but it looks really darn awesome! :D
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