International Space Station in Matchsticks

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Pat Acton of Iowa has this month unveiled his 1/26 scale model of the International Space Station (ISS) which he has built using matchsticks, 282,000 of them to be precise.

Building the ISS took roughly 1950 hours to complete as well as 8 gallons or 30 litres of glue creating a finished model that measures 4.1 m x 2.8 m wide.

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Pat Acton via Geeky Gadgets for more pictures and info.
On display in Iowa at the Matchstick Marvels museum.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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