I love this photo! The angle at which it's shot is overhead but just enough so that you can still see the side/fron of the houses not just the roof. And the lighting makes it look as if it is a sunrise/set giving it a nice warm glow.
Wow, this looks really cool! I thought this was just a figurine before I read your description. I don't even know what tilt-shift is, but by assumption, I think you did an amazing job! It really does look like a tiny town, it's really neat~