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hunkin

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The Master Builder
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:25:14 PM »

Hi folks - I am not sure whether this has been on the site before but hopefully the following will copy - absolutely amazing unfortunely I cannot copy all 
the photos  Stuart
Subject: 62 Years To Build 432 Ships Unbelievable
 
 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  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 stick 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 even more realistic appearance to dress the decks of aircraft carriers.


Unfortunately it didn't .....    ken 






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Re: The Master Builder
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 06:18:13 PM »

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Re: The Master Builder
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 06:38:52 PM »

A superb modeller and such a nice feller too!!


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Re: The Master Builder
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 10:00:10 PM »

Thanks for getting the photo on the site - I received an email from a friend in France who send me quite a few pictures  Stuart
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