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Got a match?
« on: 21 Jan , 2012, 01:02 »
This is from AMP Forum mate BillP51-D:

[size=0pt][/color]79-year-old Phil Warren from the UK spent 62 years to build this incredible fleet of 432  ships. All vessels are built entirely of matchsticks and boxes of wooden matches. The collection includes nearly 370 American and 60 British  ships.

Although now he has now reached 79 years  of age, he began creating his first boat in 1948, when he was only 17.  He uses a razor blade, tweezers and sandpaper to carve the pieces and  boxes, then sticks with balsa wood glue. In total more than 650,000 used  matchsticks to create an amazing collection of 1:300 scale models. Even 1,200 aircraft made
[/size][size=0pt][/color]even more  realistic appearance to dress the decks of aircraft  carriers.[/size]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1306013/The-matchstick-armada-Modeller-spends-62-years-building-incredible-fleet-400-ships.html
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Re: Got a match?
« Reply #1 on: 21 Jan , 2012, 10:31 »
WOW!

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Re: Got a match?
« Reply #2 on: 21 Jan , 2012, 11:38 »
Incredible story, Amazing Man!
Thx for sharing

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Re: Got a match?
« Reply #3 on: 21 Jan , 2012, 17:07 »
Ya, it's got so many layers. And what I like is the plan and the theme, but also, he really builds nice models. They aren't a novelty, they're miniatures.
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