There is little historical evidence for its existence but various drawings from the medieval period do show bow powered siege engines and such a weapon would be a pretty obvious step in weapon design, combining a crossbow with a torsion powered throwing arm type of catapult.. There is mention of King Louis of France having a Petraria nicknamed "Malvoisin" ( bad neighbour ) at the siege of Acre 1189 - 1191 but what it´s actual design was ?
This model was scratch built by Tommy and Tina, the builders of the Medieval Castle.
|All I have done is paint it up a bit.|
|The Throwing arms are made from what looks like strips of Joghurt pots, put together as a leafspring which means the machine actually fires.|
That is quite possibly the coolest thing I've seen today! A bow powered yogurt pot, absolute genius!ReplyDelete
A fun concept indeed!ReplyDelete
I should have been surprised if it didn't fire. And if it din't you would have worked out something that it would. ;-)ReplyDelete
Very nice build, and when you know what it's made of, it's even better!
"A bow powered yogurt pot"; good one Michael!
Wow...and awesome weapon. Beautifully modeled.ReplyDelete
Great little model, unleash hell!ReplyDelete
hehe first you use rockets to attack your neighbours, then trebuchets and now bow powered yoghurt pots!!!! I would hate to be your neighbour when you decided to unleash hell :-P nice work... and great work to those other guysReplyDelete
a working mini catapult...now, is that cool or not? :-)ReplyDelete
Gifted people..you did an excellent painting Paul.
looks good Paul - but will you use it for Little wars games?ReplyDelete
More firepower for your collection. Superb.ReplyDelete