The machine, when finally built is an impressive beast....large and being made from resin..heavy.
I´m not too sure wether it would actually, if it were real, be able to fire. The winding gear appears to be in a bit of an odd position. It looks as though it would be smashed by the stone being launched.!!
I created the "firingpin" myself..wether it´s correct..??.. I´ve added a bit of mattgloss to represent oil that was used to reduce friction as the sack with the stone slid along the running board
Now the Problems
The wheel for the winding gear had very thin pins one of which broke off straight away so i replaced the whole thing with a section of pen, which I filled with green stuff and then pushed a copper rod through the middle. One side of the device was quite bent and when I used hot water to try and straighten it up, the support holding the winding gear axle..snapped!!
Hello to Fromhold from Jak to na wojence blog. Jak to na wojence has no 100% translation into english but it basicall means "how nice it is in war"..(with a touch of cynicism). Fromhold does Turkish/russian wars in 1/72nd