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Matchstick Fleet at the Nothe Fort

When? 13 Aug 2019 to 04 Sep 2019
Where? Nothe Fort - Weymouth

  • Matchstick Fleet at the Nothe Fort
  • Matchstick Fleet at the Nothe Fort

Come and be amazed at the detail and accuracy of the scaled replicas of modern warships on display.

Made entirely of matchsticks and matchboxes these models, that have taken one man a lifetime to build fill the whole of our exhibition area.

This is a totally unique display, not to be missed. The whole of our exhibition area is filled with these exquisite models.

Open during normal opening hours. Normal entry charges apply.

The models are based on drawings, plans and photographs of the real ships.They are flat bottomed so that when placed on a blue tablecloth they look as though they are in the sea. But these aren’t just static models. If you can go down to the exhibition, get Mr Warren to show you how they move. The rotor blades spin on the aircraft, the radars move on the ships.

“Trying to figure out how I am going to make it – that’s the hobby,” he said, retracting the wings of one aircraft. The finishing touch to the matchstick models comes with painting, which is all done by hand – even the squadron markings and numbers.

It might take more patience than most of us have- but Mr Warren’s steady hand is something of a natural talent. Not to be missed!

Normal admission prices apply all day and annual passes are accepted.

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Nothe Fort

Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UF

Tel: 01305 766626

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