Weird History This Guy Makes Super Detailed Trench Warfare Miniatures And They're Fascinating  

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Andy Belsey has been making miniatures since his childhood. As an adult, he’s been posting his incredibly detailed, captivating work on his site, Andy Belsey – Models. He's been professionally making architectural models for several decades, but more recently he became interested in making art about WWI, and his work has inspired fan bases all around the internet.

Belsey's reasons for focusing on the Great War in his art go beyond simple fascination. On his website, he explains: "my WW1 interest started with my collection of family memorabilia from the period. My Grandparents and their siblings were just ordinary people caught up in the global conflict. My paternal Grandfather had emigrated to Canada and only returned to look after his younger brother. While back in England, he met my Grandmother, so I am a result of the Great War. If it hadn't happened, I wouldn't exist!" 

From his unbelievably intricate Somme aircraft to his minutely sprawling trenches, Belsey's warfare miniatures inspire an interested observer to take their time when viewing: no detail should be missed.

The Artist Spends Five Days A Week Making The Models


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Photo: Andy Belsey/Imgur

The Models Show How The Trenches Were Built, The Materials Used & Where They Were Located In Relation To The Enemy Line


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He Draws The Sculpture On A Piece Of Putty & Then Cuts It


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Photo: Andy Belsey/Imgur

Notice The Detailed Ripples From Where The Boot Is Coming Out Of The Water


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Photo: Andy Belsey/Andy Belsey Models