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Orc Catapult question

Posted by Mabbers on 19 Oct 2017, 18:11

So I got one of the Dark Alliance orc catapult sets. But I am not entirely sure how to assemble it. Helpfully there are no pictures or instructions on the box or online.

Does this look right? Not glued yet!

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 19 Oct 2017, 19:03

That wooden crank needs to have enough room to turn. I can't tell from this angle if it does. Otherwise, it looks pretty good.
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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Oct 2017, 07:41

Looks nice, but I think Moderator Paul is the expert on orcs and their machines. Only seen Prince August's orc-catapult before and just on pics.

http://shop.princeaugust.ie/pa673-25mm-scale-catapult-double-moulds/
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Posted by giorgio on 20 Oct 2017, 09:09

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Posted by Paul on 20 Oct 2017, 15:30

It´s correct for the troll who is leaning Forward with both Hands on the ground. It won´t work for the troll Standing up..the catapult arm Needs turning around (drill a hole through so the sling fits) other wise the Stone in the sling hangs on the ground. Believe me..I´ve just finished putting both of them together.
Also..no matter what glue you use the trolls won´t stay put on the bases and the catapults fall off the trolls..it all Needs screwing, welding and nailing together.

IMHO, they are ok when painted etc but there´s no way the catapults would work as they are and to correct them to look halfway functional would mean a lot of work.
This, is how they should (could) look if they had a Chance of being funtional
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You can see the two wheels on the sides are in fact rollers for chains but I´ve added spokes to make them look a bit more..??..as if they actually do something.
The Crews also make Little sense but I´ll work out how they fit with the rest later. I´ll probably have them finished by tomorrow so I can get pics made and Show the Solutions to the None glueable bits.

PS:..the fire demons! There it definately Needs a drill and screws to fit the wings properly and watch out for the war trolls set two..if you can, look in the box before buying them!!!
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Posted by Paul on 20 Oct 2017, 17:58

Paul wrote:It´s correct for the troll who is leaning Forward with both Hands on the ground. It won´t work for the troll Standing up..the catapult arm Needs turning around (drill a hole through so the sling fits) other wise the Stone in the sling hangs on the ground. Believe me..I´ve just finished putting both of them together.

Edit...I´ve found a way to have both the catapults with the arms facing backwards.. :mrgreen:
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Posted by Mabbers on 20 Oct 2017, 18:38

Thanks everyone! Gosh, I had no idea trolls were involved. I only have set 3 of the trolls, so not the right ones I don't think. I might make a regular catapult for the orcs to work with and keep the spare one for when I get some of the appropriate trolls (and have seen your instructions Paul!).

I did get the two Balrog sets as well. Thanks for the tip - sounds like I will have to get the tools out!

I have had a chance to start on one of the orcs who is painting up well.

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Posted by Paul on 20 Oct 2017, 18:53

Mabbers wrote: Gosh, I had no idea trolls were involved.

TBH, I don´t think your the only one who didn´t realise this. A few People have made the assumption, including me, that the catapult set were stand alone bits of kit. It´s not been made 100% obvious with the titels of the boxes that the catapults are for attaching to trolls.
This set is the trolls for the catapults
http://theredbox.com.ua/set/155.htm
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Posted by Beano Boy on 20 Oct 2017, 19:52

So this Company has a product for sale, but has a total lack of Why? Where? and How???????___ in Communication Skills. :eh: Eh?

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Place IT in the corner with the pointed Dunces Cap on. :mrgreen: BB
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Posted by Paul on 21 Oct 2017, 10:08

Here ya go
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A couple more pics and Problems with the two sets and the solutions HERE
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Posted by MABO on 21 Oct 2017, 13:20

That is a really interesting solution.
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