I was talking with a collector on our Facebook page the other day, and his posts really interested me. I asked him about it, and what he does is buy diecast pieces from 3000toys, for example, and customize them to his specifications and standards.
Anyway, his name is Bob Sullivan. Bob became interested in diecast back when he was just 7 years old. His favorite has always been the heavy equipment (I'm definitely with him there!). Sometimes he would get a piece that he wanted to change up or add some more detail to, so about a year ago he started customizing the models.
The first one he did was a John Deere 200D LC - he made it into a long reach with a grading bucket.
Since then he's done several others; most recently he customized a John Deere 450D LC to have three different attachments.
If you're interested in his items, he actually sells them on eBay - his ID is
Thanks, Bob, for sharing your story.
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