I have always liked art, and always wanted to do a piece of art to be famous for and be remembered for.

The weight at the moment after using 800,000 matches is around 70 to 80 kilogrammes.

I have designed it so that I can take it apart in pieces. I can have the windows in or out so it is easily moved.

After 6 years I have reached 800,000 matches and used 42 litres of glue.

The current record stands at 4.75 million matchsticks.

I use EVO-STIK waterproof wood adhesive which is great for for the model. It takes around 24 hours to dry, but its good so I can make the large pieces which have around 1,000 matches in time before it start setting.

As that is along way off, I haven't thought  about where that will be, but would like it to go on public view so people can come and see it.

I don't have to cut the heads off the matches, as I buy the modelling matchstick which come just the stick alone.

With matches, glue and materials and a display cabinet I have spent around 6 thousand pounds.

I keep it set up in my living room which is where I work on the model as well.

The size stands at 8 x 4 in foott. When finished it will be 21 feet in length, 16 feet wide and the spire will be seven and a half feet tall.

The scale of the model is 32/1.

EVENTS

The Salisbury Matchstick model is currently being exhibited at the Guildhall, Salisbury.

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