All-time low: £15.70 on 06/08/2016
Ballistas were used in Roman times and taken up in the Medieval period. The mechanism is like a giant cross bow, but the tension is produced by twisted ropes. Now you can recreate this ancient weapon with this awesome Timberkits Ballista wooden model kit.
Making a Timberkit is to step into the whole world of Automata, ingenious moving models and scenes. It is an art form in which you can appreciate the magic of mechanical action and a fascinating education and hobby for children and adults of all ages.
Amaze your friends! No special knowledge or skills needed, just a little time and patience to follow the instructions.In these safety conscious electronic times most of the mechanisms we depend on are well hidden so we never get to see how things work.
Take a look at the building blocks of our mechanical world. Assemble the wooden cams, push rods, levers and cranks and understand what makes it tick.After you have made the model you can paint, varnish or customise it in your own personal way then try another!
Timberkits span ages from 7 upwards with designs of varying complexity and a wide range of themes to suit all interests and make excellent gifts for all occasions.Enjoy the warmth of the natural wood, sourced from sustainable forestry and fully machined with no further need for specialist tools.