Tegan asked me last year how hard it would be to make Ashe’s ice bow. I thought it would be a little hard but something that would be fun to do. So I said I would help. Well it was hard and time-consuming but worth it. Kim, Tegan, and I had a blast making this beast.
For the people that do not know: Ashe is from League of Legends. This was one of five bows we used as a reference.
This was my first time and Tegan’s first time making anything like this. It wasn’t until later, at a panel on molding and casting, we learned that it is better to start small. We laughed so hard about it and said that would have been a good idea. So mistakes were made and we did not have time to polish the bow to a smooth finish. By PAX East 2014, we did have a rocking bow. This is how it was made.
Tegan made spec to scale.
We then carved it out of wood on a belt sander with 60-120 sanding belts.
The finished carving.
We then made the tow part mold.
The first and second half worked, but we did need to cut the mold given that the releasing agent did not work.
We then wrapped up the mold and poured in the resin…and hoped it worked…PLEASE PLEASE WORK!
Opening up the mold was nerve-racking. If you do not open it, you can just keep thinking it worked 🙂
Well it worked!
Yes we put the first half in this case so we could not break it. A little overkill, but we did not have time to make more.
So we then made the other half. (Skipping this part because it is the same as the first half.)
We then added a metal handle and wrapped it with biking handle bar tape.
The finished bow!
Look at Tegan rocking that thing! See all the Photos >>