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Richard A. Franks - The Hawker Hurricane - A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by dostiers at July 18, 2005


Richard A. Franks - Hawker Hurricane - SAM Publication - #2 Modellers Datafile Series | 1999 | ISBN 0 9533465 1X | 173 pages | PDF | 39,9Mb
The Avro Lancaster, Manchester and Lincoln: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller (SAM Modellers Datafile 4)

Richard A. Franks - The Avro Lancaster, Manchester and Lincoln: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller
SAM Publications | 2000 | ISBN: 0953346536 | 182 pages | PDF | 74.71 MB
SAM Modellers Datafile 4

This is an impressive guide to the Lancaster, with a concise history, a look at a number of 1/72 scale Lancaster models, a detailed guide to camouflage and markings, and then full lists of kits and accessories, technical specifications, squadrons, foreign operators of the Lancaster and Lincoln, and full production details. Includes some fine 1/144 scale fold-out drawings.
The De Havilland Mosquito: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller (SAM Modellers Datafile 1)

Richard A. Franks - The De Havilland Mosquito: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller
SAM Publications | 1998 | ISBN: 0953346501 | 168 pages | PDF | 38.66 MB
SAM Modellers Datafile 1

Contents: 1. The Concept. The birth of the D.H.98 design; 2. Concept Becomes Reality. From drawing board to production; 3. Into Action. The arrival of the Mosquito in RAF service; 4. The Multi-role Combatant. The ability of the Mosquito is finally realised; 5. Special Operations. The Mosquito's use for a number of special tasks; 6. All at Sea. The Mosquito's use by the Banff Wing and the Royal Navy; 7. Worldwide Service. A look at the Mosquito's use around the globe; 8. Post-War Operations. Post-war RAF operations and foreign and civil operators of the Mosquito; Modelling the Mosquito: Colour Side Views; Cockpit Artwork; 9. The Basics. The starting point for modelling the Mosquito in 1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd scales; 10. Understanding the Subject. A detailed analysis of all the different versions of Mosquito, and how to model them; 11. Detailing. A detailed look in and around the Mosquito; 12. Building the Mosquito. Nine different versions of the Mosquito are built in 1/48th scale; 13. Colour & Marking Notes.A modeller's guide to the colour and markings applied to the Mosquito throughout its career. Appendix I - Kit Listing. A complete listing of all the Mosquito construction kits; Appendix II - Conversions & Accessories. A complete listing of conversions and accessories produced for the Mosquito; Appendix III - Decals. A concise listing of all Mosquito decal sheets; Appendix IV - Powerplants. Technical specifications of all Rolls Royce Merlin engines used in the Mosquito, including Packard-built versions; Appendix V - Variants. A complete listing of the technical specifications of the different Mosquito variants; Appendix VI - Genealogy. The genealogy of the Mosquito from Prototype to final production; Appendix VII - Squadrons. A complete listing of Mosquito Squadrons; Appendix VIII - Chronology. A concise chronology of the Mosquito's history (second page is missing); Appendix IX - Production. A complete listing of Mosquito production (first page is missing); Appendix X - Bibliography. Mosquito Bibliography.
The Hawker Hurricane: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller (Repost)

Richard A. Franks - The Hawker Hurricane: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller
SAM Publications | 1999 | ISBN: 095334651X | 173 pages | PDF | 39.92 MB
SAM Modellers Datafile 2

The book features: Colour Side Views by Richard J. Caruana; Scale Fold-Out Plans by Richard J. Caruana; Interior Artwork by Anthony Oliver; Decal and Accessory Listing; Photo coverage of preserved examples; All scales and types of kit listed; Full bibliograpphy; Full chronology of the type's development and operational use.
The Gloster & AW Meteor: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller (SAM Modellers Datafile 8)

Richard J. Caruana, Richard A. Franks - The Gloster & AW Meteor: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller
SAM Publications | 2004 | ISBN: 0953346587 | 138 pages | PDF | 72.22MB
SAM Modellers Datafile 8

The book follows the format of previous books in the series. There are 5 brief chapters describing the design, development, and service history of the Meteor. One of the chapters, by Rudy Binnemans, details the Meteor in Belgian service. This is an interesting way to work in research by others that this series uses often. Then there are 8 pages of very well done color profiles, 5 per page. Plastic model kit reviews follow. There is then a very useful section describing the differences between the various Meteor models. Then there are 17 pages reproduced from contemporary technical manuals detailing various Meteor features. Then there are 5 pages of artwork detailing the cockpits of the various Meteor marks, 14 pages up close color photos of preserved Meteors. Particularly interesting was some detailed shots of the experimental prone pilot cockpit. The last chapter describes the camouflage and markings carried by the Meteor throughout its career with the RAF and other air arms. Outstanding in this chapter is the 2 page spread of RAF squadron markings which made a comeback in the 1950s. The book finishes with a number of very useful appendices. They include for the modeller lists of kits, accessories, and decals. For the general enthusiast there are appendices with specifications of the various Meteor variants, the Meteor family tree, foreign operators, production details, service squadrons, and an extensive bibliography. In the rear there are 8 pages with Meteor lines drawings to 1/72nd scale.
The Bristol Beaufighter: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller (SAM Modellers Datafile 6)

Richard A. Franks - The Bristol Beaufighter: A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller
SAM Publications | 2002 | ISBN: 0953346552 | 186 pages | PDF | 35.85 MB
SAM Modellers Datafile 6

This book covers many aspects of the Beaufighter and modeling the aircraft in 1/72, 1/48 & 1/32 scales. Also summarizes kits, conversions, decals and after market accessories.

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 405 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Cool Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: Koch Records | # KOC-CD-9964 | Time: 00:52:39

No chance Franks is going to change the formula now after all these years, but what a great formula it is. Michael Franks delivers another superb collection of idiosyncratic pop songs as only he can - this time out with a bit of a Brazilian flavored twist. Features Chuck Loeb (guitar, keyboards, programming), David Sancious (piano, keyboards), Jeff Lorber (keyboards, programming), Michael White (drums) and Eric Marienthal.

Michael Franks with Crossfire - Live (1980) [2012]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Nov. 23, 2016
Michael Franks with Crossfire - Live (1980) [2012]

Michael Franks - With Crossfire Live (1980) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 280 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | Catalog Number: WPCR-14433

Michael Franks with Crossfire Live is a live jazz vocal album by Michael Franks featuring the Australian band Crossfire. It was recorded over a series of three concerts in Australia and New Zealand in September 1980; at the Capitol Theater in Sydney on the 25th, St James Tavern in Sydney on the 27th and The Town Hall in Auckland on the 29th.

Michael Franks - One Bad Habit (1980) [2012]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Nov. 23, 2016
Michael Franks - One Bad Habit (1980) [2012]

Michael Franks - One Bad Habit (1980) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 247 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | Catalog Number: WPCR-14432

One Bad Habit is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1980 by Warner Bros. Records. It was Franks' sixth studio album, and the first to receive significant radio play in the United States.
Michael Franks - The Best Of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (1998) [Repost, New Rip]

Michael Franks - The Best Of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 435 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Vocal Pop | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-46855-2 | Time: 01:09:10

The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance is a good 15-track collection that is equally divided between soft rock like "Popsicle Toes" and smooth jazz. Any curious listener looking for a one-stop introduction to Franks would be well served with this collection. Among the highlights are "The Lady Wants to Know," "Antonio's Song," "When the Cookie Jar Is Empty," "Tiger in the Rain," "Baseball," "Your Secret's Safe with Me," "When I Give My Love to You," "The Art of Love," "Soul Mate," and "Hourglass".