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Matchstick models, as the name suggests are made from matches as a hobby. Regular matches are not used, however, but a special modelling type which do not have the combustible heads, and can be bought from art and craft shops.
The matches are cut by means of a sharp knife and fixed together using glue, often being held in place by cardboard "formers" until the glue is dry. Many kits are available, consisting of instructions, pre-cut card formers and sufficient modelling matches for the project. A number of hobbyists prefer to build their models from scratch.
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