View Full Version : The Matchstick Fleet.

20 Jan 12,, 19:25
Hi all, I recieved this today via friends of the ship and thought it was just too cool not to share.

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.

20 Jan 12,, 19:29

20 Jan 12,, 19:47
Too cool. I can't even imagine the precision and patience involved in doing this. Major props to this guy.

20 Jan 12,, 21:35
Now that's way way cool. Cheers for sharing Dreadnought!

20 Jan 12,, 22:00
wow, not everything something this cool pops up at WAB

20 Jan 12,, 23:48
Dude must have LOADS of time on his hands...

22 Jan 12,, 23:40
Whoaa! Impressive!

22 Jan 12,, 23:49
This dude beats Builder 2010's patience. :wors::wors::wors:

Builder 2010
23 Jan 12,, 00:00
Sure does! I have AMS (Advanced Modeler's Syndrome), but before it ever gets even one spec closer to that, she'd have me committed to the Home for the Terminally Obsessed.