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Philip Warren matchstick ships

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79-year-old Phillip Warren has spent the last 62 years of his life creating incredible ship models out of old matchsticks and the wooden boxes they used to be packed in. He started building his amazing matchstick models when he was just 17, using the things around him, and since matchsticks were much more common back then, finding large supplies was a very easy task.

The master modeller, from Brandford, Dorset, has created every ship built in the Royal Navy since 1945, as well as 60 other ships from the US navy and other impressive floating fortresses from 18 other nations. One of the largest ships in his collection is the famous USS Nimitz, the largest aircraft carrier in the world.

 

 

 

Construction is limited to simple tools and techniques that have been polished over the years. The only thing hampering future construction is the lack of availability of wooden match boxes.

 

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For more detailsĀ http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/dio/collection/matchbox-pw/

 

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