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We can but confirm what Frank Ilse and Dirk Mennigke related us after
building their Pacific diorama – the commitment and the number of hours
needed to complete such a project is considerable. We did not count the
hours, but it must have been several hundred of them. Originally we had
thought it would not matter if we did not complete the project on time;
at some point, upon realizing the amount of work still needed, we got caught
by an ambition to nonetheless get things done on time. Considering our
professional and private commitments, this is anything but simple, and
it must not be forgot that scale modeling is a hobby (or at least supposed
to be one ...)
Realizing this project presented fresh experiences to us all. Most
important to me is to learn that it is possible to build a common
project with four individuals, all of them with opinions and perspectives
of their own, even though separated by several hundred miles and with phone
and email as main communication tools. That needs discipline, commitment,
mutual respect and appreciation!
This diorama is a team project of „German Gamblers„ Christian
Bruer, Frank Spahr, Guido Hopp and Torben Keitel; it was realized between
May, 2007 and November, 2008.
Christian Bruer and Frank Spahr
„VMF-06 German Gamblers“
Our very special thank goes to the Liverpool Old Mersey Times Public
Relations Department for their kind support in any research for photos
and information around the Liverpool Dock. A special thank goes also to
Andreas Krause for his precise work with his milling machine on the polystyrene
dock sections and Stefan Schacht for procuring the polystyrene sheet!
of VMF-06 German Gamblers's work.
Updated November 2008