Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Model warships made from matchboxes

Phil Warren from Blandford Forum in Dorset, UK, has been constructing models of warships since 1948. His collection consist of an entire fleet of warships which includes models of warships in service with the world's Navies since 1945. While ships of the Royal Navy make up the largest portion of the Fleet, ships of the United States, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and many Commonwealth Nations are included along with hundreds of naval aircraft.

The most interesting part is the material he uses to construct his models. Each and every model, both ships and aircraft, are hand made to 1/300th scale using only matchsticks and the wood from matchboxes. No other material is used. All paintings and finishing touches are done by hand.

Have a look at his breath taking Matchstick Fleet.

Hard to believe, isn't it? So how does he do it?