Here’s a creative and enjoyable offshoot of the 1/6th hobby that many fans haven’t yet tried or even considered possible. Others, such as “Peter the Painter” from the UK continue to prove that indeed, it is VERY possible! We’re talking about the recreation of exciting images captured in vintage photographs taken during WW2 or other periods–in miniature 1/6th scale.
Peter recently posted some prime examples of this artistic endeavour over on the OneSixthWarriors forum, clearly showing what IS indeed possible with just a little care and creativity. He chose an old, grainy photo from the Battle of the Bulge, showing 3 german troops running quickly across a dirt road. With great care, he painstakingly recreated the moment with exacting perfection. What a masterpiece!
Take a good look at the first “inspiration” photo (above left), then Peter’s amazing black and white recreation (above right), and finally his full-color version (left). Upon extremely close inspection, you might be able to detect that Peter has used a combination of miniature trees, grasses, some dirt and even a hand-painted backdrop. Put all together, the final result is completely convincing visually. It’s as if you were standing right there on the road at that moment. Superb work, Peter! Please keep up your inspiring work.