I wanted to give historic miniatures another chance, but I won't let me be forced to use the "correct" colors.

I tried to give it a very cold and wintery atmosphere. War wasn't just in neutral color sunshine weather.

The story of WWI pilots is really interesting, at the time they were considered the heros of the sky, knights in shining armor, often getting the nicest places to stay and the most attention. Their livespan in the sky tough sometimes was just a couple of minutes. Without armor the planes were shot down rather easily, even by handguns and small firearms. I tried to capture the portrait of a pilot that already proved his worth, with a cheeky moustache he laughs in the face of his enemies.