Over at my home Wargaming forum, we had a "Recreate a Photo" competition which I participated in (and won :-) )...
The objective was to pick a WWII picture of choice and try to recreate it as perfect as possible.
I went through the stash of my grandfathers wartime pictures and chose one that made him(and his comrades) particulary proud.
My grandfather was in Russia with the Heeresgruppe Nord, as a part of the schw.Art.Abt. (mot.) I./106 (Equipped with the 15cm schw. FH and 10,5cm le. FH), where he served as a radio operator first and then as a target calculator.
I don't know when or where exactly this picture was taken, but I recall my granpa telling me that they were requested to lay down supportive fire for advancing infantry which was held up by a KV-1. It was reported, that the first shot (across a considerable range) took the KV-1 out of action...
They were so proud of their accuracy that they went to the spot, marked the KV-1 with their units designation and took a series of five pictures, of which I picked this one:
It took me about 2 1/2 months of hard labour to get to this stage:
It was not allowed to edit the photo. We had to set the camera to black&white and needed to set up the correct lighting and angle without photoshop & co ;)
The KV-1 is a Trumpeter model, the figure is a modified one from the Lamercraft German Staff Officers set and the house was scratch built.
I hope you like it :)