Friday, January 20, 2012

Matchstick Fleet of ships and aircraft built with matchsticks and their wooden boxes

79-year-old Phil Warren from the UK spent 62 years to build this incredible fleet of 432 ships and 1200 aircraft, all built entirely of matchsticks and their wooden boxes. The collection includes 370  U.S. and 60 British ships and their associated aircraft.

Now 79 years of age, he began creating his first boat in 1948 when he was 17.  He uses a razor blade, tweezers, sandpaper and glue. He has used more than 650,000 matchsticks to create this amazing collection of 1:300 scale models. 




















7 comments:

  1. Amazing and staggering

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  2. Truly astonishing! I would like to see this sometime.

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  3. What about glue? I bet he uses glue too!

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  4. Ya know, If you'd read the article you'd see that he uses glue and sandpaper and tweezers. Now quit picking and enjoy the amazing work displayed here.

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  5. I can imagine how crucial it is to build these ships out of match sticks. This is amazing!

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