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WW2 ships out of matchsticks

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Che_Guevara, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Che_Guevara

    Che_Guevara New Member

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    These are ships made out of matchsticks in the scale 1/100 the Tirpitz includes 71000 matchsticks.

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    hehe, they´ve written Goronel instead of Coronel ahaaaha :grin:

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    http://www.linienschiffe.de/fremde%20se ... hholz.html

    Awesome, well done :eek: :eek: :eek:

    All ships were build by one person Dieter Gärtner from Heidelberg it took more then thirty years to build 66 ships.

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    they are not very accurate are they?

    but the S Boats look real nice

    FNG
     
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    They look pretty accurate to me, within the limits of the medium.
     
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    Impressive, just impressive. I want one for Christmas :D

    I wonder if they guy who made it can give me a light :smok:
     
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    matchsticks!!!!

    Wonder what he did in his spare time?
     
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    refilling his Zippo? :p
     
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    hey what do you expect from matchess?
    still very impressive, wow!!! my respects!!!!
     
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    Re: matchsticks!!!!

    Raiding supermarkets for matchsticks^^
     
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    matchsticks!!

    The Titanic pictured was 6feet2inches long and used 320,122 sticks!!!was it worth it?
     
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    I have to say, the matchstick Kriegsmarine looks a lot better then the Titanic.
     
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    Re: matchsticks!!

    It's probably already outlasted the original though... :wink:
     
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    I gotta agree with Quillin on this one; the German ships looked a lot better than did the ersatz TITANIC. Especially the S-boats. :wink:
     
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    the amount of planning required must have been unreal. i wonder if he used autocad. my hat is off to Dieter Gärtner, i could never do something like that.
     
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    Neither could I. He definitely had a lot of loose time on his hands, I daresay. :wink:
     
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    i wonder how many boxes of tooth picks did he have to buy, or did they give him a frequent buyers discount?
     
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    matchstick mania

    I think you'll find all the sticks come in the kit, personally do not appeal to me, finished models or the time used to build em.
     
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    Matchstick ships

    These models are quite exquisite, and are equalled only by those made of mutton bones by Napoleonic war French prisoners incarcerated in the Norman Cross prisoner of war camp near Peterborough. I used to habituate a little pub called "The Fox" built almost on the site of that camp and it was a commonplace to see ghostly lights out in the fields where the camp once was !
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    Re: matchstick mania

    Well, it's not a hobby I'd care to take up, but the guy did show a certain amount of skill in making them.
     

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