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Offline Garethm

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Army Men Around the House
« on: May 26, 2020, 12:22:57 PM »
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 http://armymenaroundthehouse.ca
https://www.instagram.com/armymenaroundthehouse/
https://www.facebook.com/armymenaroundthehouse/







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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Re: Army Men Around the House
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 12:32:15 PM »
Pretty neat idea. Welcome to the forum.

Jason Pratt will be here shortly to tell you how to resize those photos!
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Re: Army Men Around the House
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2021, 03:16:54 PM »
I'm way late to the party but these pics are awesome.  Wish this guy would come back and contribute more!
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Re: Army Men Around the House
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 04:34:13 PM »
clever stuff!  I could swear Ive seen these on Missing Lynx before.
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