Thursday, 1 July 2021

The Water Carrier

So this is a thing and I love it... no idea if it will be playable as it would be way over powered I assume, but it’ll make a fun project... may just end up as scenery.


This is weird kit, snap fit and clockwork apparently, but I’m leaving all the gubbins out as they are handy medieval cogs that would have been cool with the water mill, but hey... I’ve removed the outer lettering for the on/off switch (to be filled) and some arrows on the cap (the purpose of which is beyond me), the cap itself rests on the clockwork mechanism inside, so that will need raising a little to allow for the view slot. Not sure how I’ll have them get in and out, will need to think of a hatch on the main shell or have the cap hinged somehow. In my head there is a horse or something in there, so that would need to be a factor. It’s smaller than the real thing would be, but looks ok alongside minis. I’m seriously thinking of an interior... 

2 comments:

Simon Quinton said...

That is a pretty cool idea. Looks a good size next to figures as well.

Allison M. said...

Amazing! I have a 15 mm model of this, from Alternative Armies. It strikes me as a completely impractical invention, but da Vinci was always a dreamer. He was certainly well ahead of the choices of propulsion at his time.