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I originally got into this hobby thinking I'd start building dioramas, but as it happened, my main focus when I first started was figures. I had a bunch of ideas for dioramas, but never built them, and instead painted figures, and later vehicles that suited my interests. I gradually veered into gearing my model building around my photography hobby and taking photos of my models engaged in different activities. I've been doing this for a while now and I've really enjoyed combining the two hobbies. For obvious reasons I've found Masterbox figures in particular to be ideal for my purposes, although Miniart, ICM, Zvezda have been incredibly useful to me as well.

I've been taking this series of photos for about 7 years or so. It first started when I was unemployed and bored at home and started taking photos of the scale models I build attacking my brother's cat. Over the years this hobby has evolved for me and I've graduated from taking these pictures with my phone to using a Canon Rebel T6 and I've even managed to get some paid work here and there.


You can find my work at Army Men Around the House - Imagine what might happen if your home were invaded by legions of tiny little people.







I've also started taking a series of Film Noir themed photos, since that genre peaked shortly after world war two, and there are a pretty good selection of 1:35 scale civilians for me to work with.




I've found lately for the noir stuff in particular that building scenery and using it much the way film sets would be built in the studio at the time to be a very practical approach.
 

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Someone else that understands compulsion combined with dedication ! ! ! Are they 1/32 ? You've got it down to an art. I really like your "It's them.... Or us." approach to the pics. The iron is hilarious. The scramble of the figures cracks me up. STEAM would be exciting . Gotta check some more of your shots out.

I did something similar with my WWII aviation .art. series I titled "Split Second." I used the models to maintain scale from foreground to the horizon. Worked from photographs I took of the models hung from measured distances. I could walk around the "dog fight" and see the image through the lens before I drew it. I started interviewing WWII airmen in late 1989 and went until around 2004 verbally and visually documenting their accounts in Prismacolor Pencil.

I've had other obcessions to keep me busy; since .WWII Airmen are getting pretty scarce.
 
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