A matter of perspective: Winchester man creates town that never was

Meet Michael Paul Smith, who, for 25 years, has been using model cars, actual buildings in Winchester and a technique called "forced perspective" to create photos of a mythical town called Elgin Park.

His Flickr feed has more photos.

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That's Awesome

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I love stuff like this. I'd love to see that whole collection of model cars,too. He's got some real beauties there.

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Try here

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If you like models - please visit us in December

www.bsmrm.org

As someone who does this kind of modeling at a pretty high level - that stuff is amazing and even more difficult than most people realize. That picture of the tow truck pulling the car out of the snow is genius - modeling realistic snow is tough enough - but getting that "trodden" look is masterpiece level work.

I tip every hat I own to this guy.

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Thanks-but bad link

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The link to the site has a universal hub address that's no good. Typing in the link,however,worked and the Holiday Open House looks fun. Thanks.

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Thanks Adam

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I went out and tried to fix it - but the little linky and other formatting icons didn't come up on the edit post page that I could see. I'll keep that in mind for next time!

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December 7-8

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11 am - 3 pm.

Across from Roslindale Village commuter rail station - enter via brown door between Dandelion's florist and the gift shop on the corner.

Santa only there Sunday I believe from about noon.

Bring lots of kids ages 1 to 101 (note - lots of stairs - not handicapped accessible - but we'll get someone up the stairs if needed - strollers have to stay at bottom of stairs) - be prepared for the little kids to want to stay with us - we usually end up having to adopt 2-3 after every show! :-)

Uhubbers - please stop by and say hi - I will most likely be at the door about an hour each day or in the "tower" over the mountains on the HO layout if I'm running trains.

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They buried the lede, though...

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...when he said midway through the interview, "But I have to carry all of my stuff with me on a baggage cart because I don’t have a car." This gave me a chuckle.

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