Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

There is a club that deals with making small figures that constitute beautiful dioramas. Its members are elder than 30 years old. The club was started at the Soviet times.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Every year less and less veterans who participated in the World War II are left. The youngest war participant in Dnepropetrovsk is now 84 years old. These people’s heroic deeds are captured in miniatures on military and historic themes.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

The tiny figures are frozen in time. Before creating such a diorama an author needs to examine old pictures, historic evidence and drawings to achieve a complete identity between real things and their models.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

The size of every soldier should not exceed 5 cm.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

There is a room for fantasy. Snow here can be made of salt.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

The tiny figures are frozen in time. Before creating such a diorama an author needs to examine old pictures, historic evidence and drawings to achieve a complete identity between real things and their models.  Belarus, 1941. Scale: 1:35.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Every little detail is thought over.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Why would the soldier hold a goose in his hands?

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Parts of such models can be bought in Dnepropetrovsk. There are 5 models in every box. What you need is to assemble the parts together and use a bit of paint. The process will make them alive.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Full view of a diorama.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Young people do not seem to be interested in this kind of hobby. But the miniatures can make anyone interested in history.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Field kitchen. The abundance of details is amazing.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Do you see the yellow spots at the background? These are chickens. Too tiny to make a picture of them.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

The barbed wire is thorny as it should be.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

The joy of victory.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Such exhibitions are held regularly in spite of the fact there are not many members in the club.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Last exhibition took place in April.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Authors from 27 Ukrainian cities participated in the exhibition.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

It is planned to arrange another exhibition in Czechia in June 2011.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

If we could join in a moment of silence in honor of every person perished at the time of World War II, people around the globe wouldn’t utter a word for 50 years.

Tiny Heroes Of The Big War

Location: Dnepropetrovsk

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17 thoughts on “Tiny Heroes Of The Big War”

  1. At least you young easily-led anti-Russian-Russians have the decency not to ridicule this subject. There is hope.

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