Here is a description of the book´s contents, courtesy of Mr. Richard Spinks:
Hyper Weapon 2
1999 InFightZone Earth
book is intended to be a military transcript of the events surrounding an Alien invasion of the planet Earth in the year 1999.
Photos of Makoto´s models are used to illustrate the transcript of the invasion.
are fantastic models of Earth and Alien spacecraft, vehicles, powered armor suits, and figures both human and alien. The Alien
species in this invasion is a bio-mechanical race that has the ability to genetically alter lifeforms that they come in contact
with, causing them to slowly deform into shapeless and bloody globs of goo. Makoto does not reveal the outcome of this invasion
other than to say that Earth is now a battlefield.
the transcript narrative of the invasion, there is a section defining the fictional history and technical specifications of
the spacecraft, vehicles, and armoured suits depicted by Makoto´s models. This
section helps flesh out some aspects of Makoto´s vision of Earth before the invasion.
next section of the book is a series of clear color photos of the models pictured in the book. This is very helpful since
the photos that accompany the narrative are meant to be rough and grainy battlefield photos; so the models are photographed
in dark or smoky scenes which make it very difficult to make out the details.
final section of this book is a ´´making of`` that shows Makoto assembling and painting the models, backgrounds, and scenery
used in the narrative, as well as some of his original design study sketches. This section clearly shows the amount of work
required to present his vision.
Overall, best parts of this book are the models. Makoto is a master designer, illustrator,
and modeller. The book has some helpful English text (suffering questionable translation), but is mostly written in Japanese.