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15 years and 4 million matchsticks by Peter A. Mello
August 4, 2009, 11:29 pm
Filed under: life, maritime

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 slideshow.


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

Save the Whales!
Collect the Whole Set!!!

Comment by Pat

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.

Comment by Pat

I was wondering that too! Could be a little too realistic!

Comment by Peter A. Mello

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

Comment by krillo

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