Author Topic: Middle Age's wheel squirrel  (Read 392 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Isabelle

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: fr
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2017, 01:19:48 PM »
Hello friends  :D

Yes Glen you are right it will be more easy to build this medieval crane  ;) .
thanks  Bob I'll go to ebay to see this figures  :)
Thanks very much but.... but ....  ;D ;D Joerg have found the solution.
You had to do a lot of research to find this adress !  :D but you have found it !
And this time is the right one  :D :D . I've just seen the web page "Thomarillion" fantastic !!
Amitiés
Isabelle

BobLeighton

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: gb
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2017, 04:37:33 AM »

Isabella
There are some medieval Mining Figures listed on Ebay.de by freidragon under the title  Berglau I'm Mittelate.
They might be suitable for your use
Regards
Bob

Joerg

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: de
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2017, 02:58:15 AM »
@Isabelle,
never say never !

It turned up this item
http://www.thomarillion.de/?language=en&page=artikel_detail&id=798

develloped for table top gaming, that means for 28 to 30 mm figure size.
This would fit your requirements best.
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

G.K.Chesterton

Joerg

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: de
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 11:37:31 AM »
The final answer  :(

The mould was owned by Mr Scharlowsky, who has passed away.
His widow claimed, that the moulds are in her garage,
but neither she nor her sun have time or mood to cast.

So, Isabelle, build the wheel yourself or decide for another technical contraption.

Joerg
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

G.K.Chesterton

BobLeighton

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: gb
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2017, 04:56:09 AM »

Isabelle
If you look at the web site "Ozark medieval castle guide" you will find that they built a squirrel crane based on Roman design, a simple request for help might bring you more information.
Also if you google medieval squirrel crane images you get some illustrations which might help.
Also I think that the London Museum might be able to help with information.
It never hurts to ask they can only say no
regards Bob

BobLeighton

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: gb
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 04:45:54 AM »

Lolly sticks are the answer, strong enough to be cut large enough to work a wheel design on ,you will have to build the wheel is sections obviously.
Suggest that you look on Pinterest and find  the modellers sites they have views of fantastic model buildings on there, especially medieval you might even find a design.
You can find bags of lolly sticks or there equivalent in Hobby craft shops, you should have some sort of equivalent.

Joerg

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: de
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 02:15:36 PM »
@Isabelle, here you can see the whell I still try to find for you.
I have no idea, if I will be successful within a handful of days.

So, if you really want to have a diorama with such a wheel, you should indeed think, if you could build it yourself from thin wood or plastic.
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

G.K.Chesterton

Glen

  • Associate
  • **
  • Country: us
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 01:24:49 PM »
Well, this might be heresy, but the wheel and any other parts of it seem to be something you could easily scratchbuild with sheet plastic strips with an engraved wood grain. Take a walk on the wild side...  8)

Isabelle

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: fr
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 05:06:07 AM »
Hello Joerg,

Yes it's just what I'd like to have  :D :D :D :D
A little advice : do you think if it's not the same size, I could use it for 30 mm as I would put IN the wheel a flat representing a man wallking inside  to operate the wheel).
Thanks very much for your advice  ;) :D
Amitiés
Isabelle

Joerg

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: de
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

G.K.Chesterton

Isabelle

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: fr
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 02:18:15 AM »
Hello Joerg  :)

Yes, I'd seen it wasn't a whell but after my answer !!  ;D I was hurry to give you an answer because very happy to have find this wheel  ;D ;D .
Yes I'll wait for the search's answers ; it's better, because I have all the Berliner Zinnfiguren's set and I' prefer to have styles of new flats  ;) .
Thanks very much for yours searchs and if you find a new flat for this diorama I'll be very happy  :D
Amitiés
Isabelle

Joerg

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: de
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 04:41:08 AM »
@Isabelle,

I am very sorry, but I was completely wrong:
The crane is NOT with a hamster wheel.
It has a simple turning axe with spokes.
The picture shows a similar technical contraption from a set of Berliner Zinnfiguren
https://www.zinnfigur.com/Flachfiguren/Unbemalt/Kulturgeschichte/Mittelalter/Gruendung-Berlins-durch-Albrecht-den-Baeren.html

The Hesse crane is from that kind too.
In comparision to Berliner Zinnfiguren, you could order the Hesse crane as a single figure, not the whole set.

BUT I think it fair, that somewhere must exist exactly that hamster wheele; I have a picture of medieval building activites, that shows it.

So, it is up to you  - order a crane without wheel from Hesse oder Berliner  (with Hesse  I can help)

or

waiting for the results of "wheel search"  (I would start a research immediatly at another forum)

Your decision  :)
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

G.K.Chesterton

Isabelle

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: fr
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 09:36:01 AM »
Hello Joerg  :D
Yes !!!!! I'm very interresting Yes !! I'm very good news ! Yes I'm Ok.  ;D ;D ;D
It's not a problem if the costum is not completly similar.
I've several sets with differents clothes but who can be together for a same age.
Thanks a lot Joeg !! it's really a grandiose new  :D :D :D :D
Amitiés
Isabelle

Joerg

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: de
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 06:52:34 AM »
@Isabelle, a roughly similar figfure does exist:
It is oart of a set "King Otto 1st biulding the walls of Magdeburg [my hometown] in 960"
That means, the working men have no headgear and free chests (but trousers)

http://kulturserver-san.de/home/scheibezinn/ind_d60.htm?http://kulturserver-san.de/home/scheibezinn/d60_md.htm

The editor is Erdmann Hesse.

If you are interested, give me a (quick) response; I will meet him tomorrow.
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

G.K.Chesterton

Isabelle

  • Member
  • ***
  • Country: fr
Re: Middle Age's wheel squirrel
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 05:20:12 AM »
Thanks Michel for tour answer  :D

 

Powered by EzPortal