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Master modeller crafts 463-ship armada

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:59 AM

Philip Warren, 82, has dedicated his entire adult life to crafting the matchstick armada and has built every class of ship in the Royal Navy since 1945.

Each ship in his huge collection is extremely detailed and he has even built miniature model aircrafts to go with his 3ft long carrier ships.

The vessels are all painstakingly hand made using just a ruler, razor blade and glue, and can take up to a year to complete.

http://www.telegraph...-and-boxes.html

This is him three years ago -

http://www.dailymail...-400-ships.html

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:34 PM

NEWSFLASH.........

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the Blandford, Dorset home of retired company director Philip Warren. It appears the fire started in the pensioner's garage. Mr Warren cannot be located at this time, and it has been rumoured that he went down with his ship.

Seriously though...........How many of us out there thought we were sad people until we read this?!

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:34 PM

Preferred the Daily Mails images, it puts them in to some kind of scale the USS Nimitz is amazing. Would love to see them in person.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

View Postxsas, on 18 August 2013 - 12:34 PM, said:

Preferred the Daily Mails images, it puts them in to some kind of scale the USS Nimitz is amazing. Would love to see them in person.
I wouldn't mind seeing them either. I think it's great what he's done.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:22 PM

View Postealdwita, on 18 August 2013 - 12:34 PM, said:

Seriously though...........How many of us out there thought we were sad people until we read this?!

We can't all be international men of mystery, Eald.  Society would collapse without 'boring' people to do all the tedious work.  Am impressed by his models, and even more impressed that he found a wife.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:13 PM

Amazing eye for detail and great patients. He's painted them well, too. It's good to have a hobby. :)




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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

That's amazing. I could never do that--don't have the patience for it. I'd love to see it, though.

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