Transition in Singapore army eras captured in amazing, detailed miniature models

Titled "Transition", this miniature model by Wilfred Cheah features a clear difference between two moments in time within the Singapore Army - complete with field pack items!
PHOTO: Facebook/CheahWilfred
"Not anyone can be an artist, but an artist can come from anywhere".
 
Meet Wilfred Cheah, the humble "Cardboard Artist" at My Studio Associates. This talented Singaporean artist breathes life into mundane items - in this case, cardboard: He transforms the recycled material into detailed miniature models reminiscent of items and memories from old-school Singapore.

Trash to Treasure Simplicity 🏡

Posted by Wilfred Cheah on Thursday, October 29, 2020

The discipline and patience needed for all these miniature models must partly come from his past stint in the Singapore Army as an RSM with 543 SIR and 652 SIR, and a Warrant Officer Class 1 with the Commandos:

His passionate nature for such designs stems from a background in interior design; he has worked in the architectural industry for 25 years.

Wilfred's son is one of his biggest supporters, posting regularly about his dad's works on social media platforms like Reddit.

Trash to Treasure “The transition” The standard working uniform of the Singapore Army during the 1970s and 1980s was...

Posted by Wilfred Cheah on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The feedback from the community has been amazing, with many positive comments: "The level of detail is amazing", "Ur dad cool AF", "The figure actually looked like my encik LOL".

With such fervent support from his family as well as the community, you can be sure Wilfred's creative juices and nimble fingers will continue going strong.

Which is my miniature? Both?? 😅

Posted by Wilfred Cheah on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

And just look at these miniature supplies below! Who knew army rations or memories of "water parade" could look this good?

Wilfred, if you're reading this, do you sell your miniature models? Cause you can basically take our money.

Trash to Treasure Today’s set meal. Breakfast, lunch , dinner all in, dog 🐶 biscuits free flow 😆

Posted by Wilfred Cheah on Monday, October 26, 2020

Trash to Treasure The weather is hot 🥵 , have you had your water 💦 parade? 🍺😅 cheers

Posted by Wilfred Cheah on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

This article was first published in Wonderwall.sg.