Hello all! For once you guys here on MOCpages should feel really special that this is being posted here first instead of on flickr first. I need to post some of this stuff for the CCC outside of the Hobbit's chronology just so I can get it in on time. Anyhow, this is for the "Medieval siege weapons" category on CCC. (Yes I know that there are NOT siege weapons in the Hobbit, but I thought a little bit of artistic liscence never hurt anybody. I really enjoyed making a historically accurate version of the trebuchet that looks realistic colorwise. This was based off of the War-Wolf Trebuchet which was constructed in Scotland(this is NOT a coincidence with my Scottish interests :)
Anyhow, I hope you like it. C&CC are very welcome and appreciated.
A brief schematic I built showing the main motion within the machine. Specifically, the counterweight, and the throwing arm, and the sling.
That is awesome. I don't think I have seen any thing like it before.
June 8, 2012
We'll, even if you don't think this trebuchet was used during the events of The Hobbit, it is possible it was used in the battle of 5 Armies. BTW, really cool design! I wish I could build like that. ;)
Your work is just Epic, Sir, and a clear indication to me that I need to just STAY OUT of building Dio's, altogether: if this is what Great is, then I should just stick to Figs! =) Profoundly inspired work! Cheers!
I saw this earlier in the day when at work, Blake, this is fantastic - I think it is the best I have seen on the pages! Giving it a surrounding landscape really adds to the overall presentation. Well Done! ~Thoy
Wow! Realistic, to scale, siege weapons are pretty impressive and this is one of the best one I have seen. I love how you added the landscape and the assembling army, This extra effort really sells the power and importance of the mighty machine. Great work, this is beautiful.
This is beautiful. There are a lot of really neat details here. My favourite thing is that you have actually taken the time to make the throwing arm look so realistic. Itīs those small details that make all the difference.