Zvezda 8516 1-72 scale Trebuchet Model Kit
Zvezda 1-72 scale Trebuchet Model Kit
Are you looking for a great set of historic weaponry to spice up your ancient armies, improve your school assignments or for a killer diorama?
Then this is the model kit for you!
- This is an unfinished plastic model kit
- Sealed in Box
- Paint and cement not included
- Easy to assemble
- Made in Russia
- For use with other Zvezda Castle kits
The Trebuchet is the most powerful long-range throwing machine in the history of mankind. The name of the siege machine comes from a French word . These catapults were brought to medieval Europe by the Arabs, who called them "Manjanik”. In Russia, such a machine was called a "Vice”. Trebuchet shoots on a hinged trajectory and is perfect for shelling fortresses. This huge machine is capable of throwing a 20 kilo stone at a distance of 400 meters. The total weight of the ready-to-fire trebuchet is approximately 20 tons. The rate of fire of this powerful siege weapon with a team of 12-15 people was two shots per hour only.
Painting Tips :
- Scrape away the excess plastic from the mold lines with a needle file or craft knife.
- For paint to stick to the model, we recommend washing all parts in a mild detergent before painting.
- When they are dry, carefully remove each figure from the sprue with a sharp modeling knife or a pair of cutters.
- Apply a uniform coating of white with a brush or spray paint.
- Use acrylic colors.
- Multi-part models must be painted before assembly.
- We recommend a polystyrene-based glue.