The matchstick armada: Modeller spends 62 years building incredible fleet of 400 ships | Mail Online

The matchstick armada: Modeller spends 62 years building incredible fleet of 400 ships | Mail Online.

The matchstick flight deck and aircraft aboard USS Nimitz
Matchstick aircraft in 1/300 scale on the flight deck of the matchstick USS Nimitz

Given my love of things nautical is it any wonder that I hold this bloke with a level of esteem bordering on rapture? The picture showing here are of aircraft he modelled for the flight deck of a model of the USS Nimitz. The amazing thing is that these were made with matches and matchboxes. The only thing missing is Kirk Douglas on the bridge.

This chap has built over 430 models – all over them out of matches and matchboxes and all of them at 1/300th scale. All I can say is amazing!

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