Pathfinders are innovative wooden kits that build working replicas of two of the most infamous and powerful medieval siege engines – weapons that once smashed down castle and fortress walls! The kits are based on historic designs.
The materials are just wood, rope and leather joined by wooden dowels, not screws or nails. No elastic, rubber, motor or batteries are used to create the movement of the devices’ swing arms. All pieces are pre-cut and drilled, requiring only PVA adhesive to assemble. The instructions are detailed and complete with educational notes.
The catapult can shoot a ball of soft modelling clay (included in kits) over 5m, and the trebuchet over 6m! The kits can be assembled in one to two hours. Safety instructions are included, and children are recommended to use under adult supervision. While these scale models will only be smashing down imaginary castle walls, they are loads of fun to build and use.