Mini Siege Warfare

By: Dr. Clement Shimizu for Janaki Ranpura
Music: Olli Johnson on the Baritone Uke
Puppeteers: Dwane Blake Love and Hannah Rivenburgh

These mini siege warfare props were a commision for Janaki Ranpura-a world renowned puppet artist. John Austin’s book Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction was used as starting point for the designs of the siege catapult and claymore mine. The trebuchet is a counterweight design specifically tuned to work in the confines of a small puppet show.