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Lynel Bow - Build Guide

Updated: Jan 31

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

Build Requirements

At least 5ft of Paracord or string

Fabric for the Grips/Wraps

Assembly Instructions

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

  • Central Body

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.

  • Brackets

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.

Feel free to email me pictures of your builds and I'll showcase them here!

I hope you found this build guide helpful, if you have any questions at all feel free to contact me using the contact page on my website

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