Lynel Bow - Build Guide
The Lynel Bow Set features all the pieces required to build a simple Lynel bow and upgrade it all the way to the Savage Lynel Bow!
For a full write up of all the features you can find them listed on the main product page.
This Build Guide will list the following:
Require materials to complete the project
Assembly videos to walk you through the assembly process
Recommendations for Print Settings/Orientations for certain pieces
Any additional questions you have concerning the building of this bow can be sent directly to me via the contact page on my website
At least 5ft of Paracord or string
Fabric for the Grips/Wraps
The video below will show how to assemble the bow halves and then how to assemble the final bow. Written instructions that reference the specific piece/STL names are listed below the video
In order to assemble a Lynel Bow, take the following steps
Insert the End Blade of your choice into the Outer Bracket of your choice and secure with an Outer Bracket Pin
- Each blade comes with a full version or can be printed as two halves.
Insert your Bow Arms into your chosen Inner and Outer Bracket and Secure with the corresponding Inner and Outer Bracket Pins.
- The Base Lynel Bow utilizes Bow Arm Type B
- The Mighty Lynel Bow utilizes Bow Arm Type C & B
- The Savage Lynel Bow utilizes Bow Arm Type A, B, C
Once the Bow Arms are printed they can be recognized by the shape that appears on the inner end. Bow Arm Type A has a Hexagon, Type B has a Triangle, Type C has a Square
You can at this point also attach your Chains into the end blades by connecting the halves via the Chain Pegs
At this point your Bow Arms are ready
To prep the Central Body pieces, insert the central brackets
Insert the 2 Central Body Pegs and 2 Inner Bracket Body Pegs into one of the central body pieces. They look similar but have slightly different circumferences due to an issue during modeling
Insert the Grip
Place your chosen Bow Arm into the central body by sliding the inner bracket over top of the side pegs.
Place the second Central Body half over the top of the first to secure all pegs and components in place
Insert your chosen Central Blade into the enclosed Central Body
Secure the Blades with 4 Central Blade Bracket Pins through the two Central Blade Brackets
Attach your Bow String to the end Chains
Wrap your fabric around the Grip
Enjoy your new Lynel Bow!!
General Printing Tips
For this bow, most of my tips will follow along two main themes: Optimal print orientations for the strength of load-bearing pieces, and optimal print orientations.
For slicing software, I recommend Ultimaker Cura. It is the slicing software and therefore the one I am most familiar with. Additionally, it features many helpful free plug-ins such as "Custom Cylindrical Supports", that allow one to add custom supports to pieces with complex geometry. This plug-in will be extremely helpful for some of the pieces I will be showing in this guide.
Print Orientations for load-bearing pieces:
As with many of my model sets, this bow features a number of alignment pins. To ensure a strong locking pin that will not break off within its designated slot, ensure to print them such that their layer lines line up with their long axis. Additionally, adding a little more infill (10-15% more than the rest of the print) to these pieces will also help keep them strong and reliable
Basic Lynel End Bracket Pin x2
Basic Lynel Inner Bracket Pin x2
Central Body Peg x2
Inner Bracket Body Peg x2
Chain Link Peg x16
Central Blade Bracket Pin x4
End Bracket Blade Pin x2
Mighty Lynel Outer Bracket Pin x2
Mighty Lynel Inner Bracket Pin x2
Savage Lynel End Bracket Pin
Save Lynel Inner Bracket Pin x2
Optimal Print Orientations:
Most of my models are designed to be printed with minimal supports. They do have to be reoriented to achieve this so for the most part look for large flat faces but I will point out some specific pieces in this section.
Any of the Bow Arm Variants
The largest bow arm is shown above and will fit on a built plate if angled diagonally. The arm sides are not flat so will require supports. This will reduce the number of supports required and allow it to fit on the 300x300mm build plate specified in the requirements
Central and End Blades
Each blade comes with a full and half version. Some of the blades have points that would be free floating and require custom supports. If you would rather print the blade completely flat, that option is also included. Either option is viable
The Central Body should be placed flat on its face such that there should be no required supports to print it. This will allow for much cleaner slots for all the pegs and inserts.
All brackets can be printed on their sides, custom support blockers can be placed in the vertical holes as supports in those areas are unnecessary.