Topic: It's been a while.

Yeah, it's been a while since I posted. But I have been trolling the forums keep a very close eye on all of you - don't not think I haven't. But 2007 has been bar none the worst year of my life. Dealing with a very messy divorce and the lose of my children and generally having my life completely destroyed will do that you.

But enough about the nostalgia....

When I do have the kids, I love doing things which are fun.
Alot of you from the old days would remember Beaker (from CoFR) and I and our Ban Hammer of Wrath +1. (and I lost the render I did of it... BOOOOO)

anyway.... since I already had a (virtual) melee weapon in my arsenal, I decided it was time to add a range weapon.

I present to you:

The Trebuchet of Death +1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNSkA35BRNw
(sorry for the low quality - youtube did the conversion from .mov, not me)

This is actually the Mark II model. You can check out the pictures of the Mark I in action, and the mistakes I made in construction on my facebook album here: Facebook hosting is good.

The following weekend, I took the Mark I apart and did some modifications, like making the main vertical supports closer so the bar doesn't bend, and adding a counter weight basket system instead of letting them hang free.

The Mark II was AWSOME.
View the Mark II images here.

In the above shot, the ammo was a small ball about 6 inches in size, I chose this so if I hit anyone/anything I wouldn't do any damage. I fired it, but it failed to clear the power lines, but based on the initial angle, it would have cleared the road and made the neighbors yard EASILY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqUxU8Mb7fQ

This shot cleared the power lines clearing (right between them) and landed *just* on the other side of the road and bounced into the yard across the way.

I can't wait to move onto a full scale one. But I think I will stick with the smaller ones - safer and the kids can play with them.

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Re: It's been a while.

sorry to hear you had to deal with a messy divorce and the lose of your children.
Wish you all the luck to make the rest of the year better smile
That trebuchet looks cool man, i might make one for my own to play with.
Maybe the kids at the scouts like something like that cool

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRpKP0uJcXxSv6w-lz4fj5W42teCkiUsAjmClKsJiryyA4aHX9aUuunFgc

Re: It's been a while.

wow looks cool big_smile
/me knows what to build in his vacation soon tongue

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Re: It's been a while.

haha awsm stuff man.

Is that your underwear used in the sling ? wink

Re: It's been a while.

Mystify wrote:

It's been a while.

that it has.