Stirling Warwolf Trebuchet
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- A highly detailed and historically accurate 1/20th scale trebuchet kit.
- Includes two true scale-sized medieval warrior figures.
- Authentic half-lap and mortise and tenon joinery.
- Over 140 hardwood pieces.
- It really works! Designed and made in the USA for better quality, better performance!
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During a siege of Stirling Castle in 1304, Edward Longshanks (Edward the first, King of England) ordered his engineers to make a giant trebuchet for the English army, named "Warwolf". With one blow, Warwolf leveled a section of wall, successfully concluding the siege of Stirling Castle. The Stirling Warwolf is generally thought of as the most powerful and most famous of all the trebuchets in history. With an authentic and historically accurate "squirrel-cage" winch mechanism, block-trolley system and working trigger, frame-ladder (for re-cocking), half-lap and mortise and tenon joinery, this is the most highly detailed and historically accurate trebuchet kit you can get. This kit has well over 140 pieces in it, plus two true scale-sized medieval warrior figures. At 1/20th scale, this machine stands 18 inches tall at the apex. The arm reaches to a height of 32 inches, and hurls its projectiles 40 to 60 feet! At 1/20 scale, that equates to about 800 to 1200 feet for a life-sized model. Even the projectiles (included) are scaled properly to represent 100 lb. and 350 lb. missiles. Highly detailed and computer cut for accuracy, this model is a joy to build. The detailed instructions are complete with diagrams, photos, tuning tips and even historical notes about trebuchets. Tools you will need include glue, a flat file and a 1/4" round or rat-tail file, clamps or rubber bands, household scissors and sandpaper to smooth any rough edges (there shouldn't be many.) The only other things you'll need to supply are a few hours of time, a little effort and some pennies for the counterweight bucket. The kit is made from high-quality white hardwood. It can easily be stained any color, but simple exposure to sunlight will turn the natural wood a rich golden-brown over time. We've put a lot of time and effort into making this kit as easy and complete as possible. We hope you'll enjoy building and operating it as much as we have!
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I tired using lead for weight but reverted to the pennies as the instructions state. I left mine in paper wrappers and they fit perfectly..Sanding and such is easy and relaxing. I didn't stain mine as I think I'll let it age on it's own.
The twine they supply in the kit is a little on the rough side but it is perfect for the period of this model. IT also works well and so far no problems. Take extra care when aligning the uprights as the slightest twist will cause you grief when you release the arm to throw something.
You may think that the asking price is high but there is quality and for that you pay.and it's a good value. .