This is an experiment with water effects - I arranged a bunch of wire armatures from small motors inside the bottom of a 3" plastic gaming base and poured Woodland Scenics' "Realistic Water" resin over it.
Interesting, especially with the ball bearings mixed in.
Splendid! Even without a single conventional cogwheel, this positively screams "steampunk!" I guess I really need to find some dead VCRs to tear up so I can try to do this sort of thing as well. It looks like this would make a great effect for a "showcase" large base on some really big boss steampunk robot / warjack model or some-such.
Fantastic! Imagine if the base disc was transparent, you could have whole layers embedded. Like Damien Hirst with the cut horse almost but not as gory.
Surrealistic steampunk, especially with the steel balls.