The Katana and the Watermelon, Paper Mache and Pinatas This type of catapult uses twisted string or rope as a source of power and it is more accurate to the real catapults of Medieval times.
Its an easy project and this little Mangonel reallly fires! Build A Catapult - Lots of free catapult projects from tiny popsicle stick ones to table top sized.
Once your bascinet (helmet) is buckled on, and you have your dagger on your right hip and your short sword in your left hip (both unsheathed, and hanging from iron circles) and your long sword (or poll axe) in your hand, all you now need is a "pennant painted with Saint George or Our Lady" to bless you as you go, and you are ready to rumble. This is when perhaps the most useful self-help manual of the 15th Century might come in handy.
You can make one out of paper mache which is just flour and water.
Day and Travelling Clothes about 1150 Fashion changed slowly in medieval times.
This man and woman (left) still wear the semi-circular shoulder fastening mantles and tunics like those of a century earlier, differing only in being more closely fittedand having long flowing cuffs.
Long hair was an Anglo-Saxon fashion borrowed by the Normans, and the woman has hers braided into cloth-covered plaits beneath her hood.
The lady’s tunic, similar to the man’s but longer, has a semi-circular mantle fastening on the shoulder.
The lady covers her long hair with a hood held by a band, and carries a travelling pouch; the man wears loose hose and leather shoes.