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    New member from Germany

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    New member from Germany

    Post by Gemhund on Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:59 am

    New member from Germany. I'm Dutch, born in South Africa and now living in Dusseldorf in Germany.
    I have been making a Dragon Bow for the last three months or so.
    It is a fantasy steam punk art piece that has a central theme revolving around a miniature crossbow.
    Fighting the forces of evil and all that.
    I put a picture up.
    Hope the size is okay.



    I have now taken it apart to finish the cross bow mechanism.

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    Re: New member from Germany

    Post by chaz on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:09 am

    Gem.

    Welcome.............. looks as if you are very talented in your art work......... looking forward to seeing the finished product! No doubt you'll enjoy this web-site.

    Chaz

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    Re: New member from Germany

    Post by Gemhund on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:36 am

    Thanks Chaz,
    I came apon this list looking for info on balancing cross bow bolts. And I found a whole world of cross bow enthusiasts ( who would have thunk?) Very Happy Definitely more posts are coming........


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    Re: New member from Germany

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:50 am

    Gemhund, that Dragon Bow sculpture is beautiful. Fantastic craftsmenship. Thank you for sharing it, and welcome from me.

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    Re: New member from Germany

    Post by ferdinand on Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:52 am

    Gemhund,

    Welkom! Of liever Wilkommen? Fijn dat er weer een nederlandse kunstenaar bij is!
    Now in english, dont want to disrespect my friends here!
    Welcome my neighbour and fellow countryman!
    Beautifull sculpture!

    Groeten

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    Re: New member from Germany

    Post by Gnome on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:15 am

    Welcome Gemhund, love the sculpture! It looks articulated, can you reposition the legs and such? Will the crossbow be workable?

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    Re: New member from Germany

    Post by Gemhund on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:33 am

    Thanks everybody.
    Yes everything is articulated. And the cross bow works well enough so that my wife gets off with me.
    Walks around muttering things like ' dangerous, cook for yourself, never grew up ' and such things.
    Co incidence is that I actually finished the whole project yesterday.
    So this week end is photo time.
    I have a photo bucket account where some 400 pictures are uploaded concerning this project.
    http://s475.photobucket.com/albums/rr112/gemhund/The%20Dragon%20Bow--%20Work%20in%20Progress/
    Cheers.

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