This is one of the two machines armed with rotary sickles designed by Leonardo in 1485 and included in the dossier for Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, as a demonstration of his abilities that he intended to put at the Duke's service. In this project the Tuscan genius is not limited to a technical drawing, but illustrates how it functions and, above all, its terrible effectiveness, as if to discourage its use, drawing massacred soldiers as it passes.
There are a total 54 pieces in the model. The following tools and materials (not included in the package) are required for assembly:
- Fine sandpaper to level chipping and bridges, and for final cleaning
- White candle or solid paraffin to lubricate the parts in rubbing and subject to rotation
- Vinyl glue for bonding
- A toothpick to put the glue on the elements to be glued
- Sponge and water to clean up any excess glue
- Estimated total assembly time: 45 minutes