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The Black Arrow - what a monster!

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Jul 20 2014, 3:12pm


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A while back, we were discussing the Black Arrow (film version) and the possibility of Bard firing it from his longbow (if, say, Smaug destroyed the windlance). Well, Weta's book The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Chronicles: Cloaks & Daggers is now released and it has most of the specifications for the Black Arrow.

The head of the quarrel is about forty centimeters (almost sixteen inches) long and is supposed to be steel. The shaft is wood (the prop is aluminium with a resin head) and seems to be about one inch thick. The over all length is almost two meters (about six feet). The weight is not given; however, even the finished "hero" prop is "incredibly heavy."

This should rule out Bard firing the Black Arrow like a normal arrow. The idea might sound good as mythology (as in a feat that Odysseus or Hercules might peform), but I don't think that it would work on film.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

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The Black Arrow - what a monster! Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 20 2014, 3:12pm
    It would look incredibly ridiculous Name Send a private message to Name Jul 20 2014, 3:18pm
        Agreed. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 20 2014, 3:24pm
            Thank you O-S... for your Research... Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 20 2014, 3:35pm
            Could we see it break in two perhaps? Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Jul 20 2014, 3:40pm
                Broken in half? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 20 2014, 3:47pm
                    Hmm I guess you're right. But now I'm thinking does he need a black arrow? Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Jul 20 2014, 3:52pm
    it should... Taladamir Send a private message to Taladamir Jul 20 2014, 3:38pm
    That does seem incredibly big Azaghâl Send a private message to Azaghâl Jul 20 2014, 4:01pm
        Well, Bard does have a very big...um...bow. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 20 2014, 4:14pm
            I agree with you Aitieuriskon Send a private message to Aitieuriskon Jul 20 2014, 4:24pm
                Exactly Name Send a private message to Name Jul 20 2014, 4:51pm
    And yet... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Jul 20 2014, 5:03pm
        Can anyone POST a ScreenCap of Girion shooting at Smaug Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 20 2014, 7:22pm
            Here you go! BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox Jul 20 2014, 8:26pm
                I especially love the shot sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Jul 21 2014, 5:38pm
        Everything is relative Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 20 2014, 9:02pm
            May IT be? Maybe, Kinda Sorta.. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 20 2014, 9:16pm
                Well, Bomby... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 20 2014, 9:39pm
                    May it be...? It has a Hollow Shaft? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 20 2014, 10:01pm
                        Doubtful... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 20 2014, 10:05pm
                            O-s...What BOX? Define "box" fur Bozo, please?// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 20 2014, 10:12pm
                                Box Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 20 2014, 10:20pm
                                Bomb is Tryin' to THINK?.. in a Straight Line.. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 20 2014, 10:27pm
            Even so... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Jul 20 2014, 10:16pm
                Yeah... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 20 2014, 10:22pm
                    Ooops - yes! Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Jul 21 2014, 6:12am
    Interesting. Farficom Send a private message to Farficom Jul 21 2014, 1:41am
        rooftop battle Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jul 21 2014, 2:30am
    I totally believe. .. Snowghost77 Send a private message to Snowghost77 Jul 21 2014, 8:38pm
        Maybe... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 21 2014, 9:13pm
            It's all good, his other arrows are black too. .. Snowghost77 Send a private message to Snowghost77 Jul 21 2014, 9:29pm
    one of two things will happen Barrow-Wight Send a private message to Barrow-Wight Jul 22 2014, 2:39am
        MISTER Magnicent izz fully aware of Windlances Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jul 22 2014, 3:18am
        Which would be bad Old Pilgrim Send a private message to Old Pilgrim Jul 23 2014, 5:36am

 
 
 

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