links for 2010-08-26

  • For more than 60 years master modeller Philip Warren has been painstakingly creating an armada of every Royal Navy warship afloat, in service or setting sail since the Second World War … out of matchsticks and wooden matchboxes.

    And without even knowing it he was building a unique history of ships – a modern day tribute to the vessels that have been serving his country since 1945.

    His collection of 432 naval vessels – which also includes 60 American ships – has been drawing huge and admiring crowds at exhibitions across the country since 1953. And museum directors are agreed that there is no other collection like it in the world.

    (tags: model)