Incredible Scale Models Of War Scenes, From World War II To Warhammer 40K

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

When I was a teenager, I used to build model aeroplanes. I spent all my pocket money on kits full of unpainted, unassembled plastic. I wasn't very good at that hobby, but at least I can appreciate the work of those who've really mastered the art of scale modelling.

The following photos were taken at the 13th Bolyai Scale Model Builder Cup in Budapest, where highly skilled model-builders competed in 36 different categories. The two things I kept noticing: the model-builders' affection for history and technology, and a huge focus on wars, both real and fictional.

Check out my favourites below.

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A weary R2 droid from the Star Wars universe

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40k Blood Drinker Space Marine

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Hobos outside an abandoned chapel

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Tu-70 under construction

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

A badly damaged Soviet T-55 tank

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

A Hungarian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 fighter jet

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

#86-0314 AK U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

HMS Tiger battlecruiser (1918/1919)

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

The derelict spaceship on LV-426, from Alien

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Apollo 13 Lunar Module (LM) Aquarius

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Anna Louise P-47D 'Razorback' - flown by Lt. A.H. Rainbow (1944), and a Tupolev Tu-160, a Russian supersonic strategic bomber

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Scenes from World War II are extremely popular among diorama builders

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

North American T-2 Buckeye, the U.S. Navy's intermediate training aircraft

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Supermarine Spitfire's Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe/Sturmvogel

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Douglas F4D Skyray, the U.S. Navy's supersonic fighter

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

U.S. Navy Ling-Temco-Vought A-7E Corsair II

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

This is how a scale model is born

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

U998 U-Boot German submarine surfacing

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Close attention to details

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Fantasy category: Wuzz Air! fighter under attack

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

'Snake-Eye' -- Super Armoured Fighting Suit (SAFS) Space type II, from the Maschinen Krieger universe

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Mass Effect heroes

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Assassin Creed main character

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Captain Hungary

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

What if? category: a Japanese twin Nakajima WWII jet fighter

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Another U.S. Navy fighter: F9F-2 Panther

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

... and another one: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

An Air Force Reaper drone

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

A German Panavia Tornado

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

The Shenyang J-8 81192, the Chinese interceptor that collided with a U.S. Navy EP-3 aircraft in 2001 (the Hainan Island incident)

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Junkers Ju 88 German bomber from WWII (with a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in the foreground)

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

A Vietnam war scene

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

The jury

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

A beautifully crafted wooden ship model

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

A Hungarian MiG-29

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

A Caproni-Begamaschi Ca.310 Libeccio twin-engine reconnaissance aircraft

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Latécoère 28-5 'La Frégate' French civil transport and postal hydroplane, which set 16 international records in 1930-31.

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Conflicts from the past few decades

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K
Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

North American P-51 Mustang

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Train station somewhere in Nazi Germany

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

And finally: a hippie soldier

Incredible Scale Models of War Scenes, from World War II to Warhammer 40K

Photos: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo