Sunday, 22 November 2015

Scratchbuilt Trebuchet.

I have been keen on making one of these since looking at some paintings in the book,
 Arms and Uniforms, The Age of Chivalry, Part 2, by Liliane and Fred Funcken.

Having a castle with walls that need knocking down has also helped to encourage me.

 Managed to fill in a Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago.
 Mostly made from balsa wood.
 Ready to fire.

 The figures are Gripping Beast plastic Dark Age warriors with Perry's Plastic Medieval heads.

 The other two crew members are loading up another sling with a large rock in preparation for the next round.


 I haven't made up any rules for the use of a trebuchet yet, but for now it can just be for decoration on the table.


28mm Trebuchet.



35 comments:

  1. Fantastic close-ups and marvelous job...great post Rodger!

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  2. Fantastic work Rodger. Love how you have done the ropes.

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  3. Smashing stuff, great to see such lovingly crafted models :-)

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  4. Superb model :)
    Looks like it's done some damage to those walls already!

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  5. Looking good! Great scratchbuilding and thanks for sharing this beauty. Cheers!

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  6. Excellent carpentry skills Rodger!

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  7. That is a great build Rodger! That thing looks like it could shorten the length of a siege my years!

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  8. Greate build ! Indeed stunning work !!!

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  9. Fantastic job on this, it looks great! ...but can it launch cows? :o)

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  10. That is a staggering piece of scratch building Rodger - stunning work Sir!

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  11. A really nice looking piece of scratch building, sir!

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  12. Superb Rodger. It looks far better than a bought one!

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  13. Well that's an impressive construction Rodger!

    Christopher

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  14. The trebuchet looks amazing! Great work!

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  15. EXCELLENT! Inspirational. Well done Rodger. Really impressive. May have to copy yours one day. :) Cheers

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  16. Stunning! Really looks as if it's to fire at that castle any moment.

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  17. That's a very fine piece of scratch building. I was momentarily gobsmacked as my first thought was "where can I buy one of these?" Very fine. The wattle fence in the background is lovely (almost as lovely as the castle in the background). Is the wattle fencing by Renendra?

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    1. Thanks Michael. The fences are scratchbuilt as well. Skewers for the posts and soft wire woven through for the fencing.

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  18. Top notch modelling. No doubt you'll be using it in that 'steampunk' game...it's an insider joke.

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  19. Top notch modelling. No doubt you'll be using it in that 'steampunk' game...it's an insider joke.

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    1. You might not believe this but, I hadn't thought of that!
      I will bring to our next Steampunk game but you have to make up the rules for its use!

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  20. Fantastic build, Rodger! Looks better than anything available on the market. It all looks like a museum display.

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  21. My goodness! That is a find piece of modelling Rodger. Wonderful work!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Meant to say 'fine piece of modelling'. Darned typos!

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