I've had this idea for an underwater diorama for some time now, and finally finished building and painting it all up.

The figures are all handsculpted, 55mm scale. The entire diorama is scratchbuilt, from fruit packaging, plastic tubes & card, etc. It is meant to be wall-mounted, but I have made a small stand for it too.

The bubbles were cast in tinted water clear urethane from a master made from sculpey and small round beads.

I aimed for a bit of contrast in this piece, with the diver and mermaid's colors, their skin exposure, the ominous sea mine and the tranquility of the scene.
  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"


  • David Lefebvre - @Minimorph_Sculpts

    I love the idea !

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you! I’ve had the idea swimming in my head (excuse the pun) for some time, it was tricky to put together but the end result is close to what I imagined it to be.

  • Piotr Pieścik

    Amazing concept

  • TimPLUS

    Fantastic story telling and a really wonderfully realised piece. All the more impressive that it’s all scratch built! Those bubbles!!
    I love it.
    Gold favourite and editors choice. It’s an amazing piece of art

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thanks Tim, I really appreciate it!

  • Angel C Villalba "KaspareK"

    Fantástico!!! Oro!!!

  • Jakob V

    Wow that is incredible! Love it! That is something I need to study, and would love to chat to you about it. Definite editor’s choice from me!

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you, that is very kind of you! I’d be up for a chat, you can contact me through instagram or my website (it is in my profile here).

  • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

    Very cool concept, and the bubbles are great!

    • Chris / g0rb

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

  • Derek Clark (fluid_art)PLUS

    Really great piece!

  • Vladimir_Golubev


  • Dexter0015

    Amazing job. GOLD!

    • Chris / g0rb

      Thank you my friend, I appreciate your support, help and kind comments always!

  • John Delamere

    Very cool !

    • Chris / g0rb

      I am very happy you like it!

  • ohtekPLUS

    Wow cool idea!!gold!