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Postby jb » Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:14 pm

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Postby SirCumferance » Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:21 pm

Great MOC! Love the way the are all happiliy battering away at the wall!

jb wrote:(any suggestions for C?)

Hmm... Carpetmaker? Catapult?
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Postby Jojo » Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:01 pm

Yeah! James!

Finally the Black Falcons strike back!
Very nice creation that is :-)


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Postby kaloo » Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:06 pm

Nice, I thought it was gonna be all shops. What a surprise!it looks a bit overly bulky though, If I made it I'd cut it down so my troops could move it easier. I do understand that it needed to be high, for the chain, but... I dont know how to get around that. :? Maybe a wide roof going over the heads of the Falcons that the chain could be hooked on midway over? Nice battering ram anyway.

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Postby Bruce N H » Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:41 pm

C is for castle. Duh! :D

Or a Classic Castle City. :P

Or maybe carpenter, to be a little less ambitious. Or cooper. Didn't you make a CCC standard cooper's shop already? Or am I thinking of another builder?

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Postby Mr. D » Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:45 pm

Very nice! I was going to suggest carpenter, but Bruce beat me to it.

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Postby wlister » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:42 am

Very nice battering ram. I think someone had suggested making a wider roof and that would certainly make it looked like a ram with penthouse. Your troops would be safer from oil and arrows as well. :D I really do like it though, in fact I now have another project to plan.

I edited this because after some research, I discovered the name capped ram referred to the head of the ram and not the structure. There were many types of penthouse, from wood to hide. Some had tops that extended straight to the ground, others had a slightly wider top and a wood or hide sidewall as well. Basically if you widened the top of your ram you would have a more defensible piece of seige equipment. Sorry I can't find a pic. I looked, but only found people selling 15 and 25mm miniatures.

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Postby jb » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:18 am

Do you have a link to a capped ram? I couldn't find a picture of one.

Here is what I was going for with my design: ... ngram.html

Thanks for all of the comments!

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Postby architect » Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:45 am

Hi James,

I really like the roof of your ram. It seems similar to the age of king's ram with wood shingles and animal skins on it. The size of the ram also seems appropriate. Good job!

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Postby David Girard » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:54 pm

Wow Jb ! :D
That's impressive and realistic.

It's always good when peoples create in a realistic way.

I like the way you made the roof too. The colours are well placed. :D
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Postby dariofol » Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:37 am

I searched to understand your battering ram....

have you some other picture of interior detail?

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Postby jb » Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:38 am

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Postby the_great_one » Sat Feb 28, 2004 1:05 pm

Hey James
I really like this battering ram.
When i see it, i have visions of ramming it through my little Bros castles....

C..... Hmmm..... Clothing store..... Hmmmmm.... i will think about it!!

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Postby Barbapple » Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:34 pm

this is absolutly the best lego battering ram i have ever seen! Two thumbs way way up, great work man!
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Postby Ye Olde Republic » Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:51 pm

I really like this model. Like some of the others though, when I looked at the roof I thought right away, "Why doesn't he extend it so his soldiers are more protected from above?" Why else would you put a roof on it? Keep in mind that I'm no historian and I don't even know the names of most to this stuff to research it on the 'net.

As for C, how about Chandler? I don't think many people have posted that type of shop......

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