It's been a long journey, and now my 11th book is available.
I've long wanted to write books, but with the busy life I've led, it just never rose to the top of the list. But the desire was always there. Fortunately, with the option of "on demand printing", the world has changed, and virtually anyone can write, and publish whatever book they want to. I find this very important. Think of all the knowledge, valuable knowledge and insights that were never recorded, and lost to time.
Think of the people today who are experts in what they do, whether it's a carpenter, an engaver, a craftsman. Think of the knowledge that disappears when they eventually move on and pass away. Is it morbid? Not at all. With anyone being able to publish a book, the knowledge in their head, which comes from decades of experiance, can now be put down in writing. Preserved. Passed on. It's an opportunity that's now available to anyone. Not that my knowledge is exceptional. Maybe it's not even important. But it's who I am. I've always had the desire to teach, and writing my books allows me to express information about one of my favorite hobbys, and teach some along the way. It's a good combination.
This new book, Scale Model Life Magazine Volume 2 - the Sci-fi Issue, is the latest so far. All my previous model books were about cars, which seems odd, since I've been building Sci-fi kits since I was young. But till now, I haven't written anything about them. Now it's time to delve into other kinds of models, and build some I've been itching to assemble for quite a while. Plus lately, there have been a lot of new kits that I've never built before, and I really want to tackle them. So I expect there will be more model books written on subjects (or at least kits) other than cars. That doesn't mean you won't see any more car books, I have plenty of cars and truck model kits, ready to be opened and built, but maybe a break is in order. So don't stray to far, there will be another car book before long.
So if you like Sci-fi models, I think you will like this newest edition. Check it out. Inside you'll find articles on the Classic AMT X-Wing, the Moebius Ironman figure, AMT's 12-inch Mr. Scott (a vinyl kit), how to build a Zombie diorama, the Moebius Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider (including lighting it up with LEDS!), a B-Movie scratch built Space Pod Lander, the Polar Lights 1966 Batmobile, the AMT UFO Mystery Pirate Ship, and much more!