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Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:10 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

Hi all,

Work has begun on crews for the recent catapults made by Fredericus Rex/GreenLine. Below are the first figures...
- A figure ready to pull the string and launch
- Knight pointing
- Knight looking at the crew working
- And footsoldier carrying ammunition

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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:40 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

Very nice.
The one carrying the ammo..would carrying a Stone that size on his own, be possible?

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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:30 pm
by Dirk • 98 Posts

The figures looks really good and you can use it for another scene.

Because of the man with the stone - I agree Paul !


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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:28 pm
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

Great looking figs! And yes, Paul... I can carry such a stone

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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:49 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

Thanks and I agree that a Stone this size should be able to be carried by a well trained soldier 😄. More crew members will be added soon and they will be divided into two sets. Maybe a third crew for the latest siege machine by Fredericus Rex.


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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:39 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

Just done the calculations on the weight for a 30cm Stone ball
Sandstone...with a density of 2.323 g/cc would be around 32-33kgs.
Granite (a more likely material for the ball) density of 2.750 g/cc would be around 38-39kgs so, possible but not as he is Holding it, unless he had wrists made of steel. Even a smaller granite ball, 25cms, would weigh 22 plus Kilos, a bag of cement.


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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:54 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

Well here are the next two for the catapults, the first of the ones pulling the ropes.

Medieval catapult crew
Medieval engineer
Crew for siege engine medieval
Medieval knight at siege engine


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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:36 pm
by Dirk • 98 Posts

The figures looks really good !
But I would not take any character with helmet.


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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:05 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

Thanks, regarding the helmets then actually the soldiers involved in working on the machines did Wear personal protection. A machines like the one these are designed for were able to shoot about 80 meters, well within range of the Castle defenders.

Many persons have the idea that the knights/soldiers armour was very heavy and clumsy... this was actually not the case, and a fully armoured infantryman in 2014 do carry more weight...

But maybe there are some Experts out there?


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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:23 pm
by Dirk • 98 Posts

Ok, if it was so, that some wore a helmet. I did not know.


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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Sun May 31, 2015 2:59 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

The two catapult crews will ship for the caster within the next couble of days, will look good added to the catapults by Fredericus-Rex (Greenline).


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RE: Crews for catapults

in What are you working on? Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:21 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

And test castings of the two sets :)

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