And we have our first picture of a 5th gen (2019 & newer) Ram in diecast, 1/64 scale form! That I am aware of, only Greenlight and Ertl have announced 5th gens, with Greenlights still being under wraps: here's what we do know about that one though, taken from the 2021 catalog.
Back to Ertls version, I'm pleased to see more accurate body lines and overall details then the previous 3 generations of Rams Ertl has offered; so far each one has gotten better, and that's continued here.
First of all, please fill out the above poll. I'm beginning to think EB is not the place for diecast; it is a Lego Emergency site after all, but if there's a lot of interest I can keep posting. Otherwise, I can be found on www.diecastgarage.org under the alias of DieCastDodges.
I've been working on a couple of simple scenes that are designed purely for photography purposes, and they also give me some experience with diorama making before I start on the two large ones I have planned. This on
here's some finds from this weekend. On Friday I went to my local dollar tree and picked up a few hot wheels and matchbox cars. There pretty cool but don't have as much detail as greenlights do. For Easter I got a few greenlights from my grandma. I love the 2020 Ford utility in the New Jersey state police deco. The old tow truck and taxi are pretty cool.
I recently happened to look through the Matchbox pegs at Meijer, and discovered matchbox makes some pretty nice models for cheap. This Moving Parts 2016 Camaro caught my eye; detailed motor, opening hood, great color, good tampos, close to scale, all for $2! I’ll be picking up another one of these, and that is very rare for me to buy 2 of the same model.
It’s appearance isn’t exactly fit to mingle with my GLs though, so I made a few simple changes to add a sportier look. The fla
This 1977 Chevrolet C-3500 with a 4” lift setting on six 18” polished Alcoas and 35s was completed today. Crossover steering, 4” straight pipe to 6” tip, detailed scratch built drive train, gooseneck ball, clearance lights, 2016 style tow mirrors, and an Alcoa spare are among the details added. It’s a GL Kings of Crunch cab paired with a GL aluminum flatbed, and uses 2 sets of HW premium wheels which double nicely as polished Alcoa dually wheels and super singles after a couple coats of metallic
I made a few changes to this GL Ram 3500 to set it up as towing rig; wheel swap, added tow hooks under the front bumper, 4” straight pipe to a 6” tip (because it’s not lifted there’s not a lot of room down there, so I only did the end of it), cut the peg off a GL gooseneck hitch and replaced it with a ball and then glued the hitch to the bed, and replaced a broken tow mirror. Thought about adding a couple of CB antennas, but I don’t think that would fit in too well. Now if only I could get some
New completed truck! I put this totally unplanned build together last night out of spare parts, but it quickly turned into a favorite! 1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne with added roll bar, clearance lights, CB antennas, 2016 style tow mirrors, and a wheel swap. Roll bar is from a GL Kings of Crunch monster truck, wheels are steel work wheels out of a GL Ram wheel and tire pack, clearance lights are bought off ebay, and tow mirrors are off a Dually Drivers 2016 Chevy. CB antennas are just a chrome piece o
Here’s a couple new things that came in the mail. I ordered another flatbed but the guy got his inventory wrong, so I substituted it for the lifted 1500. I love this flatbed casting! The 1500 will get some offset and suspension details, but that’s about it. Looks pretty good already.
The 2500 and square are headed off for some new wheels! This is actually the setup I had in mind for the flatbed while building it; simple work truck with stock dually wheels, just enough lift for the flatbe
Some new diorama buildings are taking shape! The house is a kinda big for a 2 story, we’lol see how my turns out though 🤔 The barn/shop is not sided yet, the paper on it is the light insulating paper that goes under the corrugated meral siding, and I pretty much only did it so I could have the suppliers logo on the inside 🤪 I picked Lowe’s just cause it’s a widely known one. The small garage is done except for the front siding, however it did not end up getting included in my dio plans.
UPDATE 03/05/2021 @ 1548: I'm all finished, should be smooth sailing from here. Thanks!
Running on Debian 10
I just wanted to take a moment to notify the community of some planned downtime that will take place this weekend. Ideally, this will only take a few hours today and will not result in much of a service interruption. We will be migrating from CentOS 7 / cPanel to something else for those geeks out there who are interested. This is being done for a few reasons. Fi
So, as many people (I assume everyone whos reading this) knows, Emergency bricks had a server crash in which many of the content it held was lost. Luckily, thanks to the hard work of Dakota, it is back from the dead. Among the things lost was my blog, but Dakota exceeded himself once again and was able to give me limited access to the old site to get the a couple issues of the blog. I have copied them all into Google Documents, and the links below are open for everyone, so if anyone wanted to vi