15 years and 4 million matchsticks

Catherdrals of the Sea 

David Reynolds, 51, a former oil rig worker spent 15 years and 10 hours a day building an exact replica of a North Sea platform out of more than four million matchsticks.

Wow! Check out the Telegraph.co.uk slideshow.

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Peter A. Mello

Husband, father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Managing Director, WaterFire Providence.

5 thoughts on “15 years and 4 million matchsticks”

  1. Speaking of the social issue sidebar on your blog, once I saw a really horrible bumper slogan:

    Save the Whales!
    Collect the Whole Set!!!

  2. Do modelers use special matchsticks that have the ignitable lighting head removed?

    Otherwise there would be a real risk of the model giving rise to a new sort of oil platform flare-up inferno.

      1. Here’s some very unusual matchstick work by a English sailor created 85 years ago while working as a deck hand on board an American owned tramp steamer. None of the heads have been removed and although he got more glue on his fingers than the matchsticks, he never got them burnt. However, he did set the music world on fire with these unique matchstick wonders!

        If anyone sees this reply, I hope you enjoy my Dad’s work.

  3. Don’t tell me you want to move it into another room or take it on a museum tour! *sigh* that’s a lot of work! Nice job! Now what are you going to do? :-D

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