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Florent

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    http://montrealminiatures.com/

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    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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    Florent Beauchemin

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  1. Thanks for your kind comment Ace-Garageguy. By the way I like the nick name that you chose. That reminds me that my late elder brother was calling me ''the garage rat''. He was not a handy man at all. He had all the time his nose in some books. So I called him ''the library rat''.
  2. I believe that this is my first post on this website. I registered a while ago but I think that I never introduced myself, a french-canadian scale modeler living around Montreal, Quebac. As I like to build things from scratch and use all kinds of materials... and toolings, I happened to have a very unusual and crazy race car project into 1/6th scale, the biggest scale that I have been working on in my life. I wasn't able to find anything anywhere up to my desire as race tire and rim, so there I am, once again. in the process if building it myself. I am going to put the last picture of m
  3. Wow! Amazing work! The details are just awsome! Congratulations!
  4. Very nicely built. This is my style of old school short tracker. This is reminding me memories. Back in 1970-71 and '72 I took pictures of 3 different Novas / Chevy IIs running in the Late Model Sportsman cars at Riverside Speedway, on the northshore of Montreal. I really like your Nova!
  5. I like the old school short trackers. Your '54 Ford is a very nice build. In these days, Modified and Late Model Sportsman cars ran with no backglass. This is also why AMT did not provide them in the kits but nevertheless, the car looks great.
  6. The original serie of the Modified Stockers by AMT hit the stores for the first time in 1971. This is the very year I saw them arrived on the market, I remember very well. Another fact is that I found also this information somewhere in a book. I believe it was in a book titled Stock Car Model Kit encyclopedia & Price Guide by Bill Coulter, or it was somewhere else, on internet maybe. I came back from a foster home on August 15th, 1970 and these kits were not on the market yet. They arrived the following year and I remember exactly where I saw them for the first time and they were ju
  7. To give another answer to Wrecker388 about the FRONT tires, I see that they are snow grips from old MPC kits like the '69 Pontiac Grand Prix annual kit and several other old MPC kits, but AMT bought MPC back in 1987 I believe and reissued some old MPC kits and you can find these tires on an old jeep kit reissued in 2002 by AMT under #31752. This is the Hogan's Heroes World War II Jeep. It is the old flat fendered jeep model CJ1-2 or 3, not any other Jeep kits on the market. Other jeep kits have bigger tires and wouldn't give this vintage narrow winter tires look used on an old jalopy racer lik
  8. I like this one. It is unique in it's style. Absolutely nothing sophisticated. It reminds me the stone age of stock car racing. It really looks like these old jalopies built home made in a backyard with recycled tubbings, cut at the hand with with an old hacksaw and bent between some big tree branches with more or less correct curves, then welded by grandpa between 2 beer bottles (I feel very poetic). But it was a time when building a race car was a funny adventure and when everybody around was involved and came to look at the progress of the ''monster of the yard'' (baptised of this name by
  9. A very nicely done Monza Modified short tracker. I really enjoy your clean garage, well maintained, no dust, spotless. For sure it is pleasant to work in a place like that.. I need the phone number of your janitoring company cause my garage needs a big clean up in a hurry..
  10. I must say that I really LOVE your choice of graphics and colors. As someone said it makes a very classy race car. Very nice and super clean build, It looks like a brand new car just before it's very first race. Wow! I love the race track too, freshly repainted or the day of the grand opening of this track. Just missing the fanfare.
  11. This is a very nice tribute to this incredible driver. Nicely detailled and nice graphics too. Many thanks. I have seen Cabana racing here, around Montreal (and winning), and in race tracks in the province like Sanair and also at Catamount Stadium in Milton, Vermont, where he won the opening feature in 1965 and won also the last feature of the track when unfortunatly, it closed in 1987. A spectacular and intelligent driver. I have seen him racing strong against all the best drivers named by Bruce Bowser a little above. I had taken pictures of his '67 and his '68 Beaumonts (Canadian Chevel
  12. Very nice build! I am an old school short track scale modeler. I really like this one!
  13. Hello Steve, You really saved this glue bomb and made a very nice little car with it. You have put a lot of details under the hood. It looks like a real car. Nice paint and nice body work (the most difficult part). I fould your page when I was looking on the net for pictures of 1960 Falcons. I stopped on the pictures (Google Images) of the car when you got it as a glue bomb and a thick coat of paint. I told myself that I had to register to this website and contact you, I just have done it this morning. It is very funny because years ago I bought also an old 1/2
  14. Wow!, very original build! I like it!
  15. Hello Dwayne, Nice and original construction. I like the idea of the low level platform with the Camaro or Firebird on it. It is the first time that I see a design like that. I know that it is a non finished project but in case you didn't think of a way to secure the cars on the trailer. It's always make the thing more realistic. You would need straps or chains with a system of binders. It is probably in your plans anyway. Also, as another guy said, the half a ton truck won't be strong enough to carry all this weight on it's poor suspension and drive train. You would need a one ton truck or
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