Many hours thinking i came to a conclusion. If im going to be traveling through time, the actual time machine would have to be timeless (not out of place in the past, present day, or the future)
So eventually i decided to make something that resembled a time piece, mixed with an old compass, and various other inspirations, some from various steam punk items.
However i did not want to make something that was steam punk, as i personally find alot of steam punk to be a bit over comic like, and a bit to fantastical.
So, heres how i did it.
Materials consist of -
Alot of scrap and junk
Some thicker mount card
A few Special oddments - for me this was the lenses.
Step 1: Building a base
Firstly, i set about cutting out some ring shaped pieces of card, As you can see from the pics below.
Obviously, you could just create this thing from scratch using cardboard. But i think a good scavinge can always turn a good result - The metal sections in the first picture are off an old repromaster! bout 20,000 pounds worth of kit in there day ( we recently scraped ours)
I basically used these as a shape to trace onto the card.
Cut as many as you like to give it a good depth that your happy with.
I recommend corrugated card as it is easily to get a thick depth, its easy to cut, and great for gluing in later steps.