Alan has written a few self-published titles related to model making & ships. More than 100 publications in CD-Rom have been sold in EBay to worldwide readers.
The Super-Battleship YAMATO
This publication covers the famous Imperial Japanese Navy's battleship Yamato. It contains lots of information including the history of Kure where Yamato was built, photographs of the 1/10 scale model of the Yamato from Kure Naval Museum and 1/1 scale of the Yamato from the Japanese Movie "Men of the Yamato" and different camouflage scheme used on the ship.
This publication is designed to provide special information not covered by other publications in the current market. It is a full coloured book with photographs gathered by the author in Japan.
Also this CD includes a Photo files of the 1/10 Yamato Model in Kure Naval Museum. It has more than 50 detail photos of this largest Yamato model in the world.
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1/700 Waterline Super-Detailing
This is a 85 pages publication (Pdf & Powerpoint format in CD-ROM) is a guide to show how author super-detailed his award winning models. This publication contains progress photographs combined with notations to explain the tools, materials, and methods on Author's superdetailing techniques. Although this publication mainly covers IJN models, the techniques can be also applied to other models such as US or British ships. Some of the techniques can be even be used on 1/350 scale models as well. This is helpful to anyone who like to learn super-detailing techniques or ship modelling.
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How to build an Award Winning Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier ZUIKAKU
This is a 56 pages publication (Pdf format in CD-ROM) showing how the author's latest award winning model of the IJN Aircraft Carrier. This model was the Winner of Large Scale Ship Category in the Australian Model Expo 2011. Using his pinnacle ship modelling skills, the author completely transformed this 30 years old 1:500 scale Nichimo kit into a masterpiece. Author created almost 90% of the details by scratch-built details, hardly used any aftermarket photo-etch products. For example, Author scratch-built nearly 200+ perforated bars for all the under-structure gun platforms & flight deck, with at least 3-5 hand-drilled holes in each bar.
This publication contains individual chapters for each detail, provided with logical step-by-step progress photographs combined with notations to explain how each one was made by the Author. His techniques can all be applied in 1:700 to 1:350 scale ship models. It will be helpful to anyone who would like to learn masterclass scratch-built super-detailing techniques on ship modelling.
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These CDs can be purchased on EBay, otherwise please contact AC via email.