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    Naval telescope

    Here is a little telescope made from a piece of bamboo and a worn out Dremel mandrel.

    More of my work can be found here
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    Last edited by shazzdan; 01-17-2017 at 18:00.

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    Re: Naval telescope

    Wow! Great idea. And great job on that! It looks very professional/detailed.
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    Very nice! Upsize it just a bit, and it would make a nice addition to a Brit WW1-WW2 sniper team (and maybe a bit beyond).
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    Re: Naval telescope

    The Dremel mandrel determined the size. I couldn't upsize it.
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    No, I meant the basic components worked so well, that some substitute pieces would work to assemble a larger scope. It seems like pirate and naval illustrations and film offer various sizes, much like with binos.
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    Re: Naval telescope

    Quote Originally Posted by pukingdog View Post
    No, I meant the basic components worked so well, that some substitute pieces would work to assemble a larger scope. It seems like pirate and naval illustrations and film offer various sizes, much like with binos.
    Agreed. I'd like to make a bigger one. If I can find a 4-5 mm bullet-head nail, it would be perfect.

    Instead of painting it, I wanna try out this simple brass plating method.
    Brass plating - YouTube

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    Re: Naval telescope

    That's a really nice piece of work - well done!

    Quote Originally Posted by pukingdog View Post
    Very nice! Upsize it just a bit, and it would make a nice addition to a Brit WW1-WW2 sniper team (and maybe a bit beyond).
    It's close, Mike, but the British one had a metal body. I made this using an empty roller-ball pen refill ((and before I learned how to repaint rifles!):


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    Re: Naval telescope

    Very nice, unique work.

    This kind of stuff is why I love this forum.
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    Re: Naval telescope

    Nicely done. I rarely see figures and accessories from the age of sail, other than the fictionalised pirate stuff.

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    Re: Naval telescope

    Genius !!
    Simple and straightforward yet so nice looking !

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    That's so cool! Great accessory, and perfectly executed.

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    Re: Naval telescope

    Quote Originally Posted by ActionMan View Post
    That's a really nice piece of work - well done!



    It's close, Mike, but the British one had a metal body. I made this using an empty roller-ball pen refill ((and before I learned how to repaint rifles!):
    I'll have to dig around in my books, David. I seem to recall the scopes I saw as being large-barreled, covered in thin leather (?), with brass fittings. Likely pre-WW2 issue, your scope appearing more like WW2 technology. Nice work on your scope, and if there are two models, what better than making both?
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