Very nice, Paul. The basket of ammo and the blooming flowers, side-by-side, to me represent the fragrance of life, and the hardness of death on the battle field.
Excellent my friend but I sense a lot of tension.....
Great colors, basing and figures, Paul! These boys seem to be enjoying their work. If I'm not mistaken, I think one of them is smiling...maybe plotting to chuck a pumpkin next!
Great work Paul! And you(re right about the colour scheme. Looks very good!GreetingsPeterhttp://peterscave.blogspot.com/
Looks great Paul like the use of the twine!
More top class work Paul. Absolutely superb.
They look great as usual!!I used those colours for a few War of the Roses figures (must put a photo on my place soon), not sure if they were right or not... but I liked!Are the flowers made by you?
Fan flippin tastic Paul
I must say I've never seen anything like that new bolt thrower before. But who cares You work is awsome I hope your enjoying painting your figures just as much as I enjoy, and I suppose everyone else here enjoys, looking at the results :-D
Beautiful modelling, but not good representation of practical engines. Big bows don't work because: if you make them strong enough they don't bend enough and if you make them bendy enough they break. Because of this ballistas were powered by torsion skiens. The second machine just won't work mechanically as well. But hey, why let engineering get in the way of looking good?
Thanks :-D@Anon...agreed, they do appear unpracticable but as anyone who has followed this set of ramblings (the blog) will know, I tend not to stick to close to reality as far as the hobby goes. historical correctness is ok, but not here and not for me. I gave up counting rivets with my Romans..to frustrating and lifes too short to get bogged down with being accurate in 1/72nd scale.As for big "bowed" weapons not working???The two shown are of a group of catapult designs called "Springald´s"..or "springaulds"..they did exist..there´s even drawings of them by Leonardo DaVinci.There´s even a working example of one (full size) in France..http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Replica_catapult.jpgCheersPaul
And I forgot the Oxybeles..used by the greeks at the time of Alexander. They are all..look at the throwing arms of both the above devices..composite bows. The large arms aren´t one piece of wood but in layers. If it was one piece then it would almost definately break. Cheerspaul
Really nice Paul.
Nice work,your stuff is cracking!
Very nice work! Ropes and stuff feels complicated, but it looks great!
Hi All,here are two pictures of the catapults:A old medieval illustration:[img]http://www.fredericus-rex.de/galerie/albums/userpics/10001/normal_speerschleuder2.jpg[/img][img]http://www.fredericus-rex.de/galerie/albums/userpics/10001/normal_497123.jpg[/img]RegardsConny, Fredericus-Rex
Thanks .Hi Conny :-DCheerspaul
That is a very pretty piece - nice work!