I was reading about 'flats', also called zinnfiguren, which are 2 dimensional toy soldier models that were first made in the 19th century (and are still being made today). Essentially they were molded from tin and were just about 2mm thick, being intended for viewing only from the front side, which was painted, often in great detail. Here is a link to some general info and pictures, some of the detail on the models is quite astonishing. http://www.flats-zinnfiguren.com/contents1.html I was thinking that the equivelant for paper models would be a scaled up (or scaled down) picture or drawing, mounted on some kind of stiff backround and glued to some sort of base. Obviously these would be extremely simple to make and i could think of a few applications for this...eg backround pieces for a diorama (fronts of buildings, trees etc) or where a large number of similar items was desired (eg groups of individual soldier figures). They'd be particularily useful for those who like to photograph their models, as the lack of three dimensionality would not be very noticable. Just curious if anyone ever used this idea in their work?