Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Mandalorian Archer by bardic-fire Mandalorian Archer by bardic-fire
An edited and slightly stylized picture of my Mandalorian Mercs "kit" - I'm submitting for approval weekend, but this happened while my brother and I were out in the back yard taking the required photos for said approval. I've gotten some great feedback on the kit so far, so here's to hoping nothing gets "kicked back" - it's been a lot of fun working on this project, but I'm sooooo ready to move on.

Anyway...got the idea for the kit from the Nightsisters episodes on The Clone Wars TV series. This is my take on the Nightsisters' Energy Bow - I'm a recreational archer (when I'm not running around in Star Wars costumes, apparently), so building a character concept around a bow was a lot more natural to me than the usual gun/rifle/etc.

There are instances in EU, by the way, where Mandalorians (notably Boba Fett) have used bows to hunt specific bounties. I support this idea mostly from the short story "The Last One Standing" from the short-story compilation, "Tales of the Bounty Hunters." One of my clan buddies has promised me a bowcaster at some point, as well...so I'll probably be switching back and forth between the two, depending on the reception I get from incorporating an Energy Bow into a Mandalorian kit. The recreational, real-world bow snob in me prefers the traditional long bow or recurve to the crossbow. LOL

If you're a Merc happening upon this...feel free to drop me a line on the boards. Just look for "Rabbit". ;-)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconjrg6092:
jrg6092 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
If you can answer this, how exactly did you make the arrow part. I know the string is EL wire.
Reply
:iconrealms-master:
Realms-Master Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVElovelove your mando armor set mate, it's simply stunning! And I'm a huge fan of the bow, aside from the sword, it's my utmost fav weapon of all time (huge Robin Hood fan since I was a wee kid). This is so awesome!!! We need some action shots :D
Reply
:iconbardic-fire:
bardic-fire Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, hon!!! I'm workin' on those action shots! :-p Gotta find a good photographer. LOL
Reply
:iconmirtagevfett:
MirtaGevFett Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*prays that your aiming for lucas*
Reply
:iconbardic-fire:
bardic-fire Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ROFLMAO! Best comment ever!!
Reply
:iconmandalorianwarriors:
Mandalorianwarriors Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice color sceme ner vode! Legacy armor is so stylish. :D
Reply
:iconbardic-fire:
bardic-fire Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!! ^^
Reply
:iconmandalorianwarriors:
Mandalorianwarriors Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D Your welcome!
Reply
:iconspottyskunk:
spottyskunk Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Nice.

Good luck with the final screening. :)
Reply
:iconoutlawgrave:
Outlawgrave Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
god i want real legacy era armor so bad, thank you for posting this NOW i know it can be done!
Reply
:iconbardic-fire:
bardic-fire Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, it's absolutely do-able! :) This is my first kit, so if you're interested, be sure to check out mandalorianmercs.com! :)
Reply
:iconoutlawgrave:
Outlawgrave Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh im already looked into it long ago just slow to actual make it, but thank you
Reply
:iconkianatavers-mereel:
KianaTavers-Mereel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Nice! Lookin' good! :)
Reply
:iconbardic-fire:
bardic-fire Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! How are you doing these days, hon?! I've been missing youuuuuu!!!!!
Reply
:iconkianatavers-mereel:
KianaTavers-Mereel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Doing all right. Been doing a TON of repairs in the house though.

It's a 98 year old house, and the plumbing needed major fixing to get it functional. New toilet, fixed the kitchen faucet, and replaced 50 year old galvanized pipes in the basement. Still working on the shower. Only partly fixed that, needing to hear from a cousin on fixing the plastic walls on that. Blech.

Been meaning to catch up on fics. Think I'll do that after I'm done here on DA. Managed to find my darned code book awhile back before we got to the repairs...while looking for something else as I figured. :XD:
Reply
:iconvhetin1138:
Vhetin1138 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mando archers always look the coolest in my opinion. Something about using a bow as a weapon in a universe where everyone else has laser guns makes Mando'ade even more badass than usual.
Reply
:iconbardic-fire:
bardic-fire Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
^ I must whole-heartedly agree. ^^
Reply
:iconcoricle:
Coricle Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that one of Falin's helmet molds?
Reply
:iconbardic-fire:
bardic-fire Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yup! :-) Good eye!
Reply
:iconcoricle:
Coricle Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheery fellow that merc..
Reply
:iconbardic-fire:
bardic-fire Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh? I wouldn't know...I haven't met him in person, but I've heard some pretty awesome stuff about him... ^^
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 1869 × 2030




Details

Submitted on
March 22, 2012
Image Size
827 KB
Resolution
1869×2030
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,466 (1 today)
Favourites
17 (who?)
Comments
21
Downloads
39

Camera Data

Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK EASYSHARE M341 Digital Camera
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Mar 22, 2012, 5:53:39 PM
×