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As suggested/requested, here is a blog for my 1/64 diecast customs hobby. Here are a few of my things, all of which I've posted in the diecast already (so those who follow that thread can proceed to ignore).

Copy & pasted from other forums:

Today I completed my first custom, a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 with a scratch built 5" suspension lift on 16" 2016 Ram wheels and 33" Cooper Discoverys. The casting is a Johnny Lighting Dodge Ram VTS. The combo of the single cab and short bed is sometimes referred to as "shorty"; not my ideal choice, but I got it for a few dollars at auction, and that seems like a better choice then spending $35 on an Ertl single cab long bed (although if anyone can sell me one for $20 shipped, let me know!). This one had bent 'glass', so I broke the front windshield off, tinted it with 5% tint film (I used some leftover scraps from my IRL truck), and glued it in place, then stopped up the rear and side windows with tint film over black paper. Scratch built front and rear traction bars, differentials, and driveshafts took care of the underside, with a matt black paint job to simulate a rubberized undercoat. Then stock 4th gen Ram wheels in black (from a GL wheel and tire pack) added the finishing touch. Due to the very narrow space between the wheels, I was not able to add steering details, and because the casting was designed for dual rear exhaust, I did not add an exhaust pipe.

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Excuse the misaligned tailgate, it has since been fixed.

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Greenlight Ram 2500; besides traction bars it's only done enough to have wheels. That stance is 👌

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Another partial build, in this pic it didn't even have axle holders, now the suspension and drivetrain is almost done. Greenlight Chevy C10 with a Greenlight flatbed off of a GL Chevy 3500.

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And here are a few of my new grabs; in order a GL Ram 3500 wrecker I bought for the cab, a Hot Wheels Premium Forza Motorsports Ford Raptor I bought for the wheels, and a GL Ford 9N.

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Completed Squarebody Flatbed

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Ram 3500 Tow Pig

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New Completed Custom!

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