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Book II, Challenge V, Category B: The Hand of Corruption Catapult Wheel

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The Hand of Corruption Catapult Wheel

A build for the Spire in Book II, Challenge V, Category B

At a Hand of Corruption camp near the edge of the Moruth Swamplands, where the Spire forces were congregating for an attack on the Resistance capital of Abyssian, work was underway on a new type of siege weapon, a multiple-shot catapult wheel, capable of firing six shots per minute with an experienced crew manning her. The uruks of the Hand were just now putting the finishing touches on the masterpiece of destructive engineering. 

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The blacksmiths get no rest, beating out nails and pieces of the frame with skillful blows of their hammers. 

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Guards keep anyone unwanted away. 

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The machine itself:

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Wow, barely got this together... of course I did not start until after supper on the 19th, though my main focus was on my Alliance build. C&C welcome. I did not realize until editing that a pile of wheels had fallen into the swamp, but oh well. The Spire needed some love. 

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Sweet man, great to see another entry for the spire. I love the landscaping and the seige weapon is wicked. The use of chains is great :thumbup:

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Lovely :wub: 

The wagon is really cool, and the background reminds me of Blufiji (read: is very Nocturnian :wink: )

My favoured part of the MOC must be the smithy though. The use of these trans-orange bars makes my mouth water man :drool: 

Keep up the good work!

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That is quite a brilliant catapult set up! Lovely bit of swamp, with an excellent walkway over it :thumbup: Also quite a fearsome Spire banner there :classic:

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Clever catapult idea!  The wheel in the center looks really good, and the setting is great too - the lime green catches the eye!  This is definitely not a vehicle I'd like to come up against!

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23 hours ago, The Maestro said:

Sweet man, great to see another entry for the spire. I love the landscaping and the seige weapon is wicked. The use of chains is great :thumbup:

I didn't want the Spire to have only one or two; at the time I started building this, none, or maybe just one, build had been posted for the Spire. Glad you like the chains, Maestro!

17 hours ago, TitusV said:

Lovely :wub: 

The wagon is really cool, and the background reminds me of Blufiji (read: is very Nocturnian :wink: )

My favoured part of the MOC must be the smithy though. The use of these trans-orange bars makes my mouth water man :drool: 

Keep up the good work!

Blufiji inspires many of my builds, so I'll take that as a compliment of the highest order. The swamp is certainly influenced by his creations. Those trans-orange bars are one of the best things to come out of the NK theme, in my opinion, and were a worthy buy for that reason alone. Thanks, Titus!

13 hours ago, soccerkid6 said:

That is quite a brilliant catapult set up! Lovely bit of swamp, with an excellent walkway over it :thumbup: Also quite a fearsome Spire banner there :classic:

Thanks, SK, I wanted to try something different than I had seen others doing, and, well, it kind of works (though please do not ask me what provides the flinging power; magic?). 

5 hours ago, Kai NRG said:

Clever catapult idea!  The wheel in the center looks really good, and the setting is great too - the lime green catches the eye!  This is definitely not a vehicle I'd like to come up against!

Thanks, Kai! It turned out pretty well for a speed build, I thought. 

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really good job with that catapult! I also like the swamp too, as well as the walkover.

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This is great!  Exactly what I'd expect from the Spire!  I don't get the big black space wheels, but that's the only complaint I have here.  Fantastic MOC. :thumbup:

(Love that banner in the back!)

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