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Philip Warren has Replicated Every British Warship Since WWII

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: odditycentral & gizmodo
Philip Warren should be crowned the Hobby King of Hobbydom. I mean, if building matchstick replicas of British warships since World War II doesn't get you a reigning title like that, I don't know what will.

In all, Philip Warren has replicated 432 ships since the tender age of 17. According to Gizmodo, the only materials he used were "matchsticks, razor blades, sandpaper, and balsa wood glue." Upon inspection, I can't believe that there was no magic involved--they look flawless.

Gizmodo further reports that Philip Warren "estimates that he's used some 650,000 matchsticks to create his miniature armada." Stats for Matchstick Warship Mania Trending: Older & Average
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