The m38 scope was a fun project that required both CNC lathe and mill along manual machines. My 4th axis rotary table did the engraving on the front… Ili try and post the how i did the paint job at the end
The scope is one of the best parts to the e11 i think. I have always been a big fan of the Sherman Tank. The periscope that it comes from is a war relic and destroying these is not to be taken lightly.
NOTICE the metal mite and the power cylinders im working on. Finally did enough research to figure those out. Very tricky stuff. The laser was used to cut the brackets and i turned the capacitors on my lathe..
Ill post that build too
The scope was a complex shape I had to break it down to be machined. The original was cast in brass and finished by hand….. Im going to do a brass version next, the cost will be some what higher but im sure there are some of the builders out there that will appreciate it.
Very nice build from one of my customers,,, You can check out some other views on his Facebook
JUST GOT A M19 TODAY,,,, FINALLY
Here is a few picture showing how to white out the m38 telescope loge on the front… There may be other ways but i like this the best.
Newest casted version of the m38 scope…. This picture is the mid body of the telescope…I will machine brass eyepieces for the front and back…
New M38 Alum casting telescope replica with brass front and back
Screen accurate cheese head vintage replica screws
Famouse 4 four scope logo and replica mounting m38 screws
Front engraving like the original m38 stamping
Flat blk ,,, stone texture and Bronze paint
Tape the ends , they wont need the bronze color or the texture. The front and back on the real scope is smoother…
then texture ….. just a little
Blk time,,,, light coats and you have to get into the lens area.. I put the outer let retainers in so the paint does not fowl the threads up… Then back them out when im ready to put the glass in.
Use the crayon to out the white in the lettering…. then rub the excess off
Time for Weathering …………………..
I use a bronze paint and a xacto knife… Why bronze not brass… the m38 is made from a naval brass and is a darker color more like bronze… I use a dry brush tech where i dip the brush then wipe the paint off on a paper towel so it will only whisp the paint on..
Less is better,,,, random and look for wear spots that would occur
Good luck !!!