Modeller exhibits work after appeal for rare matchboxes

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Pictured: The stages of how the models are made are part of Philip Warren's new exhibition at the Nothe Fort in Weymouth<br />
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A master modeller who was inundated with hundreds of rare matchboxes after appealing for donations has used them to build a 3ft long aircraft carrier.<br />
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Now Philip Warren has added the impressive model to his so-called matchbox fleet of miniature ships which have gone on display in an exhibition.<br />
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Mr Warren's 72 year pastime of building model warships had looked as though it had come to an end earlier this year when he ran out of the traditional wooden boxes he used to make the hull and decks.<br />
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But the 90-year-old was sent more than 300 of the lightweight matchboxes made from aspen wood in response to his plea for more.