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370 American warship models

Started by Bluehawk , Jan 20 2012 07:52 PM

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#1 Bluehawk

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

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"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 at 79 years of age, began creating his first boat in 1948, when he was only 17. This 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."

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:12 PM

Dang! I wish they had a closer photo of some his finished work. It looks like he put a fair amount of detail in them, including aircraft on the carriers.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:14 PM

Dang! I wish they had a closer photo of some his finished work. It looks like he put a fair amount of detail in them, including aircraft on the carriers.

Gil - here's a few more:

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:19 PM

One more:

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:24 PM

Wow!

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:26 PM

It's an extensive and impressive collection!!


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:30 PM

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:33 PM

there are hobbies, then there are HOBBIES. This gent is amazing! He must have the patience of Job.
thanks for sharing!
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:41 PM

This guy is amazing. What an incredible life work. Thanks for showing this! Jon.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:13 AM

What an impressive artasin. His life work should be displayed for all to see. :salute: :bravo:

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:11 AM

Absolutely in-credible! Such craftsmanship...and such patience too!

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:26 AM

Here's a good vimeo about him and his life with models since WWII:



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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:45 PM

I never got to that level of detail with the premolded plastic kits I used to build! Just incredible.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:26 PM

Patients and talent!! Two qualities I do not process, beautiful models. :thumbsup:


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