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CCCXIV-Great Turkish Bombard

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My entry for the Colossal Castle Contest 14, in siege warfare category:

For the siege of Constantinople, Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II(later remembered as the Conqueror) commissioned a Hungarian siege engineer to cast him a giant bombard, along with smaller other cannons. These cannons were instrumental in bringing down the Byzantine walls.

22845485558_1688f4bf68_h.jpgGreat Turkish Bombard by the Artizan, on Flickr

30988182656_ba3d62ef62_h.jpgGreat Turkish Bombard by the Artizan, on Flickr

30988181046_fb3876ef03_h.jpgGreat Turkish Bombard by the Artizan, on Flickr

30988180726_07ca33ab3e_h.jpgGreat Turkish Bombard by the Artizan, on Flickr

30988181636_f83b6ecf28_h.jpgGreat Turkish Bombard by the Artizan, on Flickr

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Love that first pic with the projectile hurling itself towards the doom of the Byzantines! Excellent siege piece!

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Very nice and original! Especially the technique used at the Janissar hats is really clever!

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That is amazing. It is as if someone snatched these with a time machine, turned them into LEGO and took pictures =)

I love the effect of the shot escaping the barrel of the gun. Very cool! 

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Wow, this is great! I really love how you used the Prince of Persia pieces. The whole era doesn't get a lot of love.

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