Updated: January 03, 2004|
Hello "Uncle Odie"...
I have attached the culmination of weeks of trials and failures in creating
my version of The Time Tunnel! Actually, I started in 1969, but when my son
was born in October of that year, it all went by the wayside.
It was done solely with Styrofoam cups and (2) coffee cans that serve as
what I believe was a radiation hood over The Tunnel (although it was only
seen a few times in the distant complex shots). I got most, if not all,
of my info from your website(thanks for that). The difficulty was in
achieving the proper perspective by making the rings to the correct
decreasing size. I believe that the "real" Tunnel had (10) actual rings or
free standing walls, as one person called them. I used a printed (off the
computer from your site), picture for the "infinity" look of The Tunnel. I
also went on ebay and bought "Rendezvous With Yesterday" and "One Way To The
Moon" on VHS and from Amazon.com I've ordered "The Fantasy Worlds Of Irwin
Allen", hoping to get some behind the scenes info. I'm adding assorted
lights for the final effect but I didn't think they would show up on my
amateurish photos. This may not be my last diorama of The Tunnel, but that's
it for a while.(my first rough cut was in July, it's now November 16th!)
Richard H. Katzenberg
Great site! I am going to make a Time Tunnel model as soon as I get
all the materials. Is there any pix of the tunnel sections (like behind
the scenes stuff available out there?)
Info like the height/width/thickness of front "ring"? I did a quickie
Time Tunnel with a styrofoam cup at work during 2 lunch breaks and it
actually looked decent. I cut the cup into a "ribcage" like style,
leaving a strip down the middle for the "walkway" that was centered in
the tunnel. I removed every other section and used a black magic marker
to darken the face of the rings. I placed an open 3 ring notebook over
it for shadow effect and bam! The Time Tunnel was sitting on my desk!
My interest in making a T.T. model goes back to 1969 when I decided
to make my first one. This however was interrupted by the birth of my
first child. Becoming a father put the project on hold for 34 years.
Out of the blue last June I typed "The Time Tunnel" on a search
engine and eventually ended up on your website. That re-fired my
interest in making one so I got a Styrofoam cup and in about 45
minutesI had a small "prototype". My wife said it looked cool and
with that I was determined to make an authentic looking one.
I printed out all pages from your and other sites that showed different
angles of the Tunnel. I had a lot of failures, and at some point I
lost my wife's support, her saying that I was getting a little too
deep with it. I'll admit I was over-focused because from June through
November, it's all I thought about. This one has lights that flow
like some Xmas lights do. I also bought the first two episodes on
eBay. So, at 54, 34 years after starting "Project Tic-Toc", I
PS My wife and 34 year old son think it's pretty cool now!