"Poor boy, playing on the ruins, saw a toy in the water, but he didn't know that it was only a bait. People disappeared from time to time in these areas - people are even used to it.
Something lurks in the city's sewage. Something ancient. Something you don't want to face with.
The evil that is always watch you.."

Inspired by "It" of Stephen King.

Scratchbuild in 1:35 with Diopark tricycle and Black Army figure, painted by gurochkin.miniatures.

Work has started as first experiment with water, but then moved on to a small atmospheric project. Hope, that you can feel that atmosphere too!
  • Vitaly Lapshin

    Отлично все получилось, атмосферно! Золото!

    • Andrey Grechkin

      Виталий, спасибо большое! Фотки очень сильно пожались после загрузки, рад, что это не помешало восприятию.

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    Очень круто. Голд.

    • Andrey Grechkin

      Иван, спасибо большое!

  • TimPLUS

    I really like the scene on the whole, it’s really well executed, the weathering on the materials well realised and the plants really well done. I’m missing the menace from the toy though and wouldn’t have realised the deeper meaning behind the piece had I have not read the story.

    IT is characterised by the addition of shocking reds that jar with an otherwise normal, if drab environment. Maybe that splash of colour would have helped the viewer recognise and portray the intention a little clearer?

    Regardless it’s still a very nice scene and a gold from me!

    • Andrey Grechkin

      Tim, huge thanks for kind words and such attention to composition and story!

      I understand what you’re talking about, but I didn’t want to make the story too obvious and straightforward. The idea was that the viewer first sees an ordinary picture, and only then notices the creature in the water and understand the threat that hung over the boy.

      Very grateful, Tim

  • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

    I’m not sure I understand what you were going for, since I haven’t seen or read “It”. I actually saw something more like a tropical-neighborhood version of the Neverending Story’s tragic horse scene! I didn’t see a toy in the water there - that was a drowning horse in trouble when I looked, and the kid was wondering how to help it. Really good scene creation with amazing detailing and weathering, but I think the intent may have been lost since my impression was so different than that ;)

    • Andrey Grechkin

      Rhiana, thank you!
      Judging by the number of comments here and on instagram, the story is not obvious.

      it’s a funny coincidence that the diorama reminds Neverending Story, because I haven’t even watched it, but several people have already said the same as you) Let’s assume that I accidentally reminded a few people about the movie they like, and I guess it’s not bad)

      Next time I will try to make the story more “readable”.

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      It is still a stunning piece nonetheless - one to be proud of! I did give it a silver, and that really is only because of the “did the piece achieve its goal?” aspect. We saw quite different things than intended, instead of permutations of it. Your painting, your basing, your composition - all fantastic. You got a large scene with small figures to work, and got really good fitting grunge on there, with a water base. And we still saw a story in it :)
      Really looking forward to what you come up with next! I bet you’ll nail it!

  • Jakob VPLUS

    It is brilliantly well done! Love this little scene!

  • John Delamere

    I really like this. I too didn’t think of IT only because I never cared for the movies. It is thought provoking and can be interpreted any way the viewer sees it. Isn’t that the point of art?

    • Andrey Grechkin

      John, thanks a lot! I totally agree and really glad that everyone can see their own unique interpretation of story. Bad when no one sees any story at all, right?

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  • Bran

    Very nice scene, the realization is perfect for me, we can clearly see the monster under water…. and to say that everything is done in scratch build !! Well done !!

    • Andrey Grechkin

      Thank you very much from me and the monster, which not everyone sees! =)

  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS

    Wonderful job! Cool idea and great implementation!
    It seems to me that the name should only be written, perhaps a little differently. But it is not exactly.

    • Andrey Grechkin

      Sergey, thanks, mate! Love your works too. Hope that name is fine)

  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    Very good work.

  • Peter"Peterpaint"Trenner

    very nice!!!!