Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Leonardo's Giant Crossbow - 1:100 toy model

The set arrived today, I couldn't wait to put it together.

See the photos over at the forum


Came out nice!

29 comments:

  1. Neat toy, will it hold rubber at all?

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  3. One hundredth? Wow, that is one big crossbow. I can see you replicating it though, just with rubber instead, hoo boy the image already pops up in my mind.

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  4. can't wait to see it in full scale

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  5. on this picture the back of the bow looks like one of these old cars

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  7. careful now rember the iraqi supergun lol

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  8. if it is 1:100 model, then it must be a biiiiiiiiiiiig crossbow!

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  9. It looks nice!
    How far does it shoot?

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  10. Make sure to show it off in your next video!

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  11. Interesting model and I would love to have it, but I can't read the instructions as they are in German. :) Nonetheless, it looks like it was the 'Schwerer Gustav' of it's day. The Joerg mod will be just as impressive and maybe it should be called the 'Schwerer Gustav' as I can't imagine you building one any larger.

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  12. Im underimpressed... make it bigger.

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  13. wow that is very cool, look like a well made fun kit. I am guessing that by building this, it will help you understand how it works better so that you can make a larger or your own version!

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  14. Looks amazing, lets see how big it can get :).

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  15. Wait a moment... This model seems to be about 30 cm long. Scaled up 100 times, the original crossbow would be 30 meters longs. That's more than 10 meters longer than a usual european truck and trailer combination.
    How would one be able to move this apparatus, or even transport it over longer distance?! Sure, it has to be assembled at the place where it is needed, but nevertheless this takes some big effort.

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  16. Well, don't forget that all of the siege engines used back then were huge. Even the cannons they had in the late 1400's were heavy monsters. It took some preparation to lay siege to a fortress or castle.

    The invention of lightweight, easily portable cannons with barrels cast from bronze or steel made these siege engines obsolete.

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  17. this thing could be a killer in full scale :P

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  18. Cant wait to see this in real size :)

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  19. looks nice, but when you have time to all this?

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  20. Good idea, I'm sure it was safe before, but now it really looks unbreakable. Here's hoping you push this little puppy to its limits bandwise.

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  21. Is it a working model? Does it actually shoot?

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  22. I'm modifying an old PM design of a pump action crossbow to have a forward pistol grip and for the actual bow part to be a mongolian style recurve bow (so as to reduce the cross-section), and also to have a folding stock, so crossbows and ballestas interest me very much.

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  23. Now that's a nice looking model! Love to have that on display.

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  24. That looks like it's shooting hard!

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