Still, Vince felt that for the model to be true to the story, the dish must also spin. After pondering this over the following months and experimenting further, Vince remembered another dream of his: Creating a diorama of George's workshop. It occurred to him that, with a diorama, it would be possible to hide under the floor the larger motor needed to spin the dish. So Vince went to work and this was the result:
A recreation of the Time Traveller's workshop complete with George gazing at the skylight ! Hidden under the floor of the workshop is the motor that spins the dish. A remote variable speed controller operates it as well as all the lamps in the model...
A video of
the diorama with the model in operation may be seen here:
Vince made three of these dioramas and may make a few more in the future. The effect looks great, but this approach is only possible with depictions of the full-size Machine. Depictions of the miniature that appears in the early part of the movie call for a model that is self-contained since the model must be taken out of the Tantalus before it is activated. So Vince was not "out of the woods" yet
But how to go about this in such a small scale?
Coming soon: Part III featuring Vince's self-contained working models.
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