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wheelsup_cavu
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:41 pm
Post subject: The Matchstick Navy

Modeller spends 62 years building a unique fleet of 430 ships that's a tribute to the Royal Navy.

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Simply amazing work.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:55 am
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Geeze!
That's amazing!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:00 am
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- The Daily Mail
The patient hobbyist began assembling his collection in 1948, using simple tools of a razor blade, tweezers and sandpaper to carve the matches and boxes and pieces them together using PVA and balsa wood glue.

More than 650,000 matches have been used to create every class of ship in the Royal Navy in incredible detail on a scale model of 1:300. And he has even crafted 1,200 model aircraft out of matches to make his scale-model carrier ships look even more realistic.

Incredible indeed! He's been at this since age 17 and now he's into his 70's...

Thanks Wheels!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:53 pm
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- The Daily Mail
And he has even crafted 1,200 model aircraft out of matches...

Unlike some pilots who turn their aircraft into matchsticks. Smile
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