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There are many ways to do this effect.

Here's one explanation has to how I might approach the background imagery.

Here's my original.
Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 10.10.32 PM.png

Then I apply a threshold filter.
Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 10.10.48 PM.png

Clean up both the black and white areas using the Brush Tool.
Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 10.13.41 PM.png

Then use Color Range (or other tool of choice) to remove white BG.
Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 10.14.07 PM.png

All that's left to do is add a BG color.
Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 10.14.22 PM.png

Then I can use a solid color adjustment layer clipped to the black copter layer to make it any color I wish.
You can add more clipped solid color layers in different colors or you can just adjust the first one to change colors.
Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 10.14.31 PM.png

As for the soldier, he could be a threshhold, cutout, or posterize filter with some added effects. I haven't played with that effect yet.