This was such a fun project to make. It started off life as a kid's pop-open spyglass. It had a lens on both ends, and was the perfect size for this application. I added on lots of Evergreen Plastic strips, plastic rods cut down to be rivets, and then a bunch of extra parts to make it look less spyglass and more telescope. It was then painted in acrylic brass and copper. The final touch was to mount it on a tripod made from copper wire.