Mini Mayhem

Mini Meyhem

$34.95

The Ballista was an engine of war invented by the Greeks in 800 BCE, and later adopted by the early Romans into the Onager. These machines were constructed of different sizes for the various purposes of siege and field warfare. The largest ones could throw projectiles weighing up to fifty pounds as far as 400 yards!

When not shooting bolts, these model versions are a great addition to your bookshelf or desktop (and it can help to keep those pesky barbarians out of your cubicle!)

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Protect your desk from pesky onlookers

Features include:

  • Precision cut by computer. All parts guaranteed to fit properly!
  • Authentic trigger mechanism
  • True skein torsion power- not a wimpy spring
  • Actual range from 10 to 30 feet!

Easy Assembly

Easily assembled in one evening (plus glue drying time). Everything you need is included except for glue and a few simple tools like scissors, sandpaper, a file (a utility knife would be helpful too) some small clamps or rubber bands, and about two to three hours of your time from start to finish.

The instructions are highly detailed and complete with photos and diagrams. Some light sanding (or trimming with scissors) may be necessary to smooth any rough edges.A fun way to learn about history and engineering!

Made in the United States by the original siege engine model company in the US.

Tools required:
Scissors, Glue, Ruler, and a utility knife. Sandpaper is optional. 

Assembly time: 
1-3 hours

Assembled Size, Ballista:
– Height: 5″ 
– Length: 12″
– Width: 6″ (frame only), 11″ including arm sweep.

Assembled Size, Onager:
– Height: 4″ 
– Length: 6″
– Width: 3″

Range:
– 10 to 30 feet (Optimal range assumes a well built and well tuned machine. Your performance may vary)

What you get:

  • 1 Ballista
  • 1 Onager

Each model in this kit uses skeins of twisted rope for power.



Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 13 x 13 x 2 in

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