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Offline O. Ryner

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Ancient history things
« on: February 20, 2024, 21:14:56 »
To begin with, I am pleased to share my creation: a replica of a Roman torsion catapult crafted to measure through 3D printing, using carefully selected aluminum and PLA plastic to authentically recreate the appearance of wood.

This project represents my effort to design a more realistic catapult compared to Playmobil versions. Personally, I find Playmobil's Roman catapults to be rather simplistic and have never been satisfying to me. This perception is subjective, but in my opinion, they fall short of the medieval aesthetic of a catapult, especially when compared to sets like the 3653, which offer a much more appealing version.

This custom design has the ability to launch lightweight projectiles. Additionally, it is accompanied by two legionnaire figures, a modest customization aiming to capture the aesthetic of Roman artillerymen from the 1st century B.C.














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Re: Ancient history things
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2024, 21:41:44 »
Great work! :)
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Re: Ancient history things
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2024, 02:22:05 »
Great onager.
The playmobil ones are quite weird but the trebuchet based one is the better one. The one that appears to be a cross of an onager and a ballista is just a mess.

At first glance I thought you'd made it out of something like balsa then read your description. Will you be doing any other ancient engines?

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Re: Ancient history things
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2024, 09:35:08 »
Nice work.
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Re: Ancient history things
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2024, 10:21:00 »
Awesome :)

Thanks for sharing!

At first glance I thought you'd made it out of something like balsa then read your description.

Same here :o

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Re: Ancient history things
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2024, 10:45:09 »
Tolle Arbeit. Ich könnte mir vorstellen, eine Kurbel für Klickyhände würde das gute Stück noch playmobiliger aussehen lassen.

Great piece of work. A crank matching Klicky hands would give an even more playmobil-like look.

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Re: Ancient history things
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2024, 09:08:45 »
Superb!
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Re: Ancient history things
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2024, 18:32:19 »
Unspeakably brilliant!  :paddy:
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Re: Ancient history things
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2024, 19:14:31 »
Great piece! I might try to make on myself now.

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Re: Ancient history things
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2024, 18:18:06 »
This is amazing  :D