You certainly dont need a hyper scale model or high tech photo equipment to participate.
There are many examples over pages that prove the point.
At the begining of the thread there are a couple of great shots of a simple great planes lear jet. Straight forward sports scale stuff.
The way it was pictured though, very low, straight on the nose, tight crop gave a fabulous illusion... An iconic motive that we have seen hundreds of times in full sized aero magazines, Forbes front cover etc. Brilliant imo.