Former oil rig worker spends 15 years making model of oil rig out of four million matchsticks

by Hans | August 16th, 2009

David Reynolds, 51, a former oil rig worker spent 15 years and 10 hours a day building an exact replica of a North Sea platform out of more than four million matchsticks. Now retired, David, from Southampton, is hoping to secure a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for his efforts. He said: “The current world record for a model is 3.5 million matches so I’m just waiting for someone to come and adjudicate.”

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