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John the OFM23 Oct 2021 1:32 a.m. PST

Let me call up my cousin, Eugene the Hun. He's a Hun, after all.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 4:47 a.m. PST

Bows, spears, rifle stocks, pikes Reaper Woodland Brown

MajorB23 Oct 2021 5:38 a.m. PST

Heartwood – light tan
Sapwood – wood brown


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 6:26 a.m. PST

Might be dark brown, might be light brown, might be a golden brown, might be a brownish tan… whatever strikes me as looking good. Not all that fussed about bow colors, to be honest.

In fantasy, I did give my dwarf archers ivory-colored bows, thinking that as dwarves they'd probably craft bows out of the bones of cave creatures rather than wood. But that was just an attempt to be different, not anything based on real world bows (or real world bones). Plus, fantasy, so not part of the poll's assumption.

von Schwartz ver 223 Oct 2021 7:09 a.m. PST

Don't know, let me look.

kodiakblair23 Oct 2021 7:11 a.m. PST

Every bow I paint is "Yellow tan".

They are tiny in 2mm scale so need a bright colour to stand out.

williamb23 Oct 2021 7:27 a.m. PST

The Chinese sometimes used cinnabar to color their bows vermilion-red. There are illustrations of Japanese bows with alternating light and dark bands. One color illustration shows green and yellow.

Dagwood23 Oct 2021 7:34 a.m. PST

My bows are of different colours. although each unit has the same colour. My most recent ones are as Major B's, reddish brown on the inside, a light sandy colour on the outside

WarpSpeed23 Oct 2021 8:37 a.m. PST

Blood Red-for Warhammer fantasy.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 10:00 a.m. PST

A shade of brown

Who has green bows (well, maybe Orcs)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 10:51 a.m. PST

Christmas presents, Frederick. Christmas presents often have green bows.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 2:37 p.m. PST

Ah – of course! Probably silver ones too

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