I drew inspiration for this diorama from a drawing by Kan Liu on Artstation

The desert background in the drawing reminded me of the backgrounds in 80's airbrush paintings of chrome robots (eg. Hajime Sorayama), and I wanted to convey the effect of showing the background behind the girl. So I went with a cyclorama background and lots of chrome, trying to blend the foreground into it convincingly.

Everything in the diorama is hand-made. The girl and bike is constructed with apoxie sculpt and greenstuff over an armature of wire and plastic bits, and the backdrop is made from chipboard and foam. I aimed to pose the model so it would look as if she was sitting on the bike, instead of holding up the bike.

The girl is 37mm tall to eye-line, and the entire diorma is 175mm tall.
  • Rhett “Saint Toad” Jenkins

    So. Damn. Cool.
    I applaud your creativity and ambition. Gold all day.

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you so much Rhett, I really appreciate it!

  • Matteo

    Such an amazing work! In the first picture I thought the background was not part of the diorama,Impressive!

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you Matteo! I’m glad it has the intended effect. There was a time when I thought I couldn’t pull off what I had in mind, but I’m glad it worked.

  • Dexter0015

    I want to jump on the bike behind here and go on an adventure, full speed, in the distance. GOLD!

    • Chris / g0rb

      Haha! Me too :) Thank you for the kind words Dexter.

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    Wow. This is gold with no doubt

  • AlexanderBorodenkov

    Nice work!

  • Josh_Underhill


    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you kindly Josh!

  • Kyle Maitland

    Very neat idea, nice work overall.

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you Kyle, I appreciate it!

  • Archigrog

    What a nice idea!

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you very much, I’m glad you like it!

  • Bran

    Superb diorama and background, well done !!

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you Bran, much appreciated!

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    Sorry late to the party but enjoy your golf which catapults you into a 90 average silver medal score!!! Well done.

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you John! As always I appreciate your support!

  • jparkdr


    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you very much!

  • Eamon Connerty

    This is really great! Gold and faved!

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you like it!

  • Steam Paint

    Great chrome:) Good job