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As I scoured through the postings, some of the dudes there have made their own trebuchets from scratch and even cast them !
Rafael de Bois et Guilbert (Rafael) 's trebuchet
So, first of, I have some square rods lined up according :
Some spare foam are cut to be glued to the base later to resemble rocks [ammo] lying around for ye peasants to load them into the trebuchet. The "leather" rock holder is from a thick card, later to be soften with wet PVA.
The main pole was from a disposable chopstick, with a bit of a jeweller's chains attached by hanging a paperclip to it. The counter-weight "rock" are glued with 2 strips of cardboard from those postcards.
A shield shape was cutted from those free postcards and glued to the rock counter-weight too.
The rope were some kite strings but it wasn't thick enough! So I twist 2 strings together by using a drill gun, but before that, I wet them with PVA glue so they'll stick togther!
After assembling all the pieces together:
The finished product :
Onwards to lobbing rocks at the enemy !!