Using the images for the possible tops of the orrery, I have experimented with with brass and wooden texture to see if they would possibly suite and then the idea of the possibility of making the structure suite the material of the construction. I.E if the tops are wooden, the construction would be wooden based.
Surprisingly, I find my self liking one of the wooden and one of the bass. I had believed that the textures would not fit of make the objects look to hard (like no 2 of the brass and 1 of the wood) but I quite like no 1 and 3 of the brass and wooden textures. I like the wooden as it feels smooth and toy like while the brass feels like a collectable trinket.