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  • Birthday 09/05/1968

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  • Location Garden City, Mi.
  • Full Name Chris Traskos

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  1. fat50 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I'd like to hear more about that 4-wheeler (quad)!!  Who cast it? scale? I'm very interested in getting a couple...
  2. fat50 added a post in a topic Motor City Model Shack dio   



  3. fat50 added a topic in Dioramas   

    Motor City Model Shack dio
    Hi gang,
    This is something I started over Christmas vacation and Just now got it finished.  The design is the newsstand from the SA 20th anniv issue.
    I've been looking at that stand since the issue came out and said I'm going to do it one day, well this vacation was time to do it
    I lengthened it a bit and added scale model kits and a paint rack on the door.  Wood was from yard sale dollhouses.

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  4. fat50 added a topic in Wanted!   

    Detroit Police decals
    Hey All,
    Anyone have the Chimneyville LE-33 and not use the Detroit Police portion?  I have 2 Crown Vic's that need marking and I don't want to order, then toss 2/3 of the sheet.   Just fishing....
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  5. fat50 added a post in a topic need: italeri/testors Ferrari f40 instructuions (scans are OK!)   

    I have scans of the Testors Ferrari F40 LeMans instructions. Came as a double kit Porsche 911 Turbo / Ferrari F40 LeMans #4092.
    4 pages, about 1.5meg per page

  6. fat50 added a post in a topic post your homemade tools for building!   

    This doesn't fall under tool, but it has made life easier. Instead of picking through a drawer, looking at only the tops of the jars, never grabbing the right one the first time. I cut apart an old bed frame, fired up the MIG welder and now have a nice paint rack at $0 cost. I've since made 2 more for holding brushes, files, glues, solvents, etc....

  7. fat50 added a topic in Under Glass   

    1976 AMC Gremlin
    My first car was a 1977 AMC Gremlin, Powder Blue, Black interior, 232ci I-6 3speed auto. handed down by mom on my 16th birthday.
    There is no '77 kitted as far as I know, so the next best thing is a '76. This is a box stock AMT re-issue.. and a shot of my dirt track car I did a couple years ago.

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  8. fat50 added a post in a topic check this auction out.   

    I agree with you, Marty. But, you'll have to speak up, we can barely hear you......
  9. fat50 added a post in a topic History of Monogram's Dodge Ramcharger   

    I've had all three of the releases too. I loved the "High-Roller" series.
    Here's what survived;
    The High Roller is now camo/black-out and the top removed.
    The original issue was built box stock and is on the rebuild list.
    The Bass Buster version got crazed plastic from too hot a primer and is now junk.

  10. fat50 added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    License plate swap?
    Hey All, Anyone interested in a license plate swap? I have around 30 of the 50 states hanging in the garage already. I'm in Michigan, and can swap Michigan plates for your state plate.
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  11. fat50 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I got a Ronco dehydrater at a yard sale for $1.50. I've got the centers on 6 of the 7 trays cut out and now I'm dialing in the new dimmer box for 105F. Can't wait to put the first body of the season in it.
  12. fat50 added a topic in General   

    Garage sale finds...
    Okay, which one of you knuckleheads keeps beating me to the kits at garage sales in the Detroit area? LOL

    I always ask when I'm at a garage sale, "you wouldn't have any model car kits, would you?" I'd say 6 out of 10 times this summer, the answer I get is "we had a bunch of them that sold this morning". I have only found one this summer, a AMT '66 Fairlane that I got for $10.

    Fess up you guys.....

    And anyone else score anything good so far this summer?

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  13. fat50 added a post in a topic 70's Ford Econoline   

    Thanks guys. I had to tell my kid it was a vase while I was making it, Just like we told gramma when she found our 1:1 back in the 70's LOL
  14. fat50 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    70's Ford Econoline

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  15. fat50 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Park Ranger Wrangler

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