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While I was cleaning out my E-mail box this past week I found this in an E-Mail that was forwarded to me a few years ago. I thought that the members here a CombatAce might find it interesting.
 

 

Matchstick Fleet

 
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.
 
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Is he married ? And probably smoked a lot....   But an absolutely fantastic job, looked it up: 432 ships and 12000 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) aircraft (though I wonder if that's not a typo)

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Absolutely amazing.  It's not simply a matter of patience, but of discipline, as well.

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Wow. This is impressive but by geography projects using toothpicks to shame.

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Wow!  Talk about a lifetime hobby.  Better than chasing broads, drinking, or gambling any day.

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