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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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Given 2014-01-31
Kili's bow replica by ~HouseOfLostPlay ( Suggested by x-xSpitFirex-x and Featured by Brookette )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Yugaraa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Much better than the one I made :D. Nice work
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AsliBayrak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
:) Featured in tolkien
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Aeglys Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah. Just telling the truth :) 
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner 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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Biku--Chan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is awesome
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Castie-l Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hunger games icon FREE-2-USE 
Katniss: *drools*
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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kaiverta Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very awesome. :D
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Aquafolie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist
it would have been so awesome if you could actually shoot with the bow. Still, that's a wonderful work, congratulation for the daily deviantation ;)
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, probably someday i will make a functional version :) Thank you so much! :)
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VanRah Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow!! a truly great job!!!!!! >//u//<
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!! ^o^
p.s. you have an amazing gallery *o*
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VanRah Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thankx a lot for the support and the watch!^^= It's an honour! (+ watch back)
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a pleasure and a honour for me ^o^!! Thanks!!
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LinweSora Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You surely have a lot of imagination :) 
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks ^o^
but its design is not mine, It's just a replica :)
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YuuTakada Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is this usable?

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Cauterized-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The wood would snap in one tug of the bowstring. I believe it is just for show.
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YuuTakada Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's too bad. Lol. Would bought it for soooo much.
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Cauterized-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's a beautiful item though. One that could be used for cosplay or collecting purposes. However recognizing that the wood used is not very flexible means it isn't for hunting bow use. I think there are replicas of them online for cheap that are useable, just requires some google expertise.
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yume-chan05 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's beautiful *-*
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hadthestrangestdream Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Damn. Just...wow. That's some skill there.
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! ^o^
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lenn33 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
This is incredible! Seriously, you're so talented :) the amount of detail you put in is beautiful!
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'm glad you think so :)
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Malyankin-cat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Подруга захлебнулась слюной, когда увидела=)
Шикарно!
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry, I'm italian, I can't read that :( Can you translate in english, please? :)
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Malyankin-cat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
<font><font>Ну, я ни английский, ни итальянский не сказать ... </font><font>=) Google переводчик в помощь =) </font></font>
<font><font>И это было написано: </font></font>
<font><font>Подруга слюна задохнулся, когда увидел =) </font></font>
<font><font>шикарно </font></font>
<font><font>Я прошу прощения, если есть ошибки. </font><font>Переводчик не тщательно. </font><font>Но, в целом, точка, я надеюсь =)</font></font>
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahaha I used google translate now :) I've undesrtand your comment :) Thank you very much! :D
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Cool :)
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! Sun Heart
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you <3 have a nice day you too! :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, thank you :happybounce:
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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LaughingGurl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconrogerplz: OMG! I'll give you 1 Million Dollhairs for this! :heart: Meow Meow
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahahah thank youuuu! <3
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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
cool
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Martin-Toney Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this was an operational bow I would have been astounded, but even its worth as an artistic creation is mind blowing! 
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HouseOfLostPlay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)
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Martin-Toney Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A pleasure pal :)
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day~
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hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
do u sell it? i give u 50euros for it. maybe even 55.
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