Norman Rockwell captured idyllic moments of American life using paint and canvas. But Thomas Doyle works in a different medium and sees the world around him in a different light. As the folks at Cool Hunting discovered, he uses tiny figures and scale model buildings, designed to accessorize model trains, to make miniature 3D dioramas of not-so-perfect slices of American life.

From afar everything seems ideal in Doyle's dioramas, but as you get close and really start paying attention to the details, you'll notice that it's far from perfect. But maybe that actually makes his work a better representation of American life than what Norman Rockwell created, even if we prefer the latter. [Cool Hunting]