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...and there's an eBay auction going on right now for a full-size, hand-built, three-story-tall piece of Roman siege equipment, specially constructed by The Discovery Channel for a piece on the history of siege warfare.

I'm, y'know, just sayin'.


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Oct. 1st, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
oh Gosh DArn it, Franklin! Now it's not going to be a surprise! *pout*


Oct. 1st, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Science News has had, of late, advertisements for functional, build-it-yourself siege equipment (catapults, onagers, trebuchets). Not three stories tall, granted, but probably more affordable.
Oct. 1st, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
balistas PSHAW

What you NEED is a Trebuchet big enough to fling an old VW bug!

Now THAT would be a birthday gift (mine is Thanksgiving weekend TYVM)
Oct. 1st, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
My god, it's a monster.

I've an acquaintance who's built a trebuchet in their back yard. It's tiny compared to that.
Oct. 1st, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, but where would you *put* it?
Oct. 1st, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
The questions (and answers) on the listing are a must read. Damn, if only I had a few thousand pounds and a patch of land in the UK.
Oct. 1st, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Today I watched a trebuchet being built. Only 6' high, but flaming balls is gonna be so worth it! I'll take pictures for you.
Oct. 1st, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
I once tried to build a ballista like that...

After about 30 minutes, I gave up and build a coil gun. XD
Oct. 2nd, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Whoa. That's the ballista burnergeo build years ago.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
My dear man. Need I remind you that you live in a third-floor apartment and drive a sports car? And that said ballista is currently located in the UK? If you do, somehow, end up with this, I am NOT helping you move it. Although it is very cool and made of win and awesome (and lots of wood).

(P.S. My birthday was Monday. You missed it. :P)
Oct. 2nd, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
This is why I never know what to get you. Freak.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
Nice toy. Want.
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