Nice suggestion this thread.
I like to visit the 'Who Here Does Model Planes' thread so this could be a nice addition to it. As I am not a modelmaker but like to fool around a bit with my photo editing program I took the liberty to edit your second image.
Here's a suggestion guys:
Try a forced-perspective technique.
For example this shot form Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the Gobi Desert scene.
In the photo the ship model is only a few feet from the camera while the men and helicopters are actually very far away.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Romanator21:
This guy is absolutely the best at this style of modeling, and he doesn't use photoshop :
Wow I thought those pics were real and I was thinking: why did this guy post photos of 'real' planes? Then I went back and looked again. Man those are good. Just put your model in front of a background and the real sun light makes it look totally real.