It’s been way too long between drinks here at MCH and for that I apologise. January was a crazy month due to home renovations, kids being on holidays and not giving me an ounce of free time…. I mean, I love you kids! :p But I digress…a lot 😀
Today it gives me great pleasure to introduce a customiser that actually doesn’t need any introduction (wait! What?…why am I even here then?!) This customiser refers to himself as the King of 1/64 engines and although one could mistake this lack of humility for arrogance, one look at his engines quickly dismisses this notion and has you nodding wholeheartedly in agreement.
*I have taken the liberty of stealing some images from TJ Garage’ Facebook page that highlight just how incredible Gabby’s engine work actually is:
Oh yeah, if you hadn’t already figured it out, today we here at MCH are proud to bring you another ‘Customiser Spotlight’ – a time to shine the light on one extraordinary customiser in the game. And today it gives me great pleasure to introduce…
TJ Garage | King of Engine(s)
Can you tell us a little about yourself
My name is Teerapat Jitsamut nickname is Gabby you can call me TJ. I’m TJ Garage owner from BKK Thailand
I’m a service engineer and I can custom a diecast car if I free.
How long have you been customising Hot Wheels and 1/64 diecast cars?
– Around 4 years
How or What Got You Interested in Hot Wheels in the First Place?
– The first time I don’t Interest it because I’ve seen a Dragan car, shark car or many cartoon car from hotwheels
until I got the red Honda Civic EF from my friend 4 years ago. It’s look like a real car , I think Wow!!! Hotwheels made it?
And where can I find it? So I start looking for it and other model.
And How Long Before You Turned From Collector to Customiser?
– 6 months. first time I just change the rims and then try to change painting color and next next and next to now.
How old are you and what’s your family status – married? kids? serial killer on the run?
– I’m 34 yrs old and married.
Where (in the world) do you call home?
– Thailand, my home (but I love Japan Hahaha)
What is your favourite casting from Hot Wheels?
– All Honda. (I love Honda)
What sort of customs do you like doing the most?
– Maybe engine (EDITOR NOTE: DEFINITELY ENGINES LOL)
Do you have a favourite Custom? Why?
– Favorites? if you mean a car, the all car from my works.
Where and How can people see more of your work?
And now it gives me great pleasure to share with you just a few of the amazing pieces from Gabby’s custom collection. TJ has been kind enough to share not only the finished product but the entire build process of no less than 6 of his insane creations. And before you ask, yes I have already harrassed Mr TJ Garage into sharing his secrets and providing us with a guide on how he does not only his engines but the intricate widebody kits, spoilers and diffusers that he creates to almost perfection!
Custom Hot Wheels by Gabby aka @TJ__Garage
Sil80 Custom Build
Ok so clearly this first one isn’t a Hot Wheels casting… I can only assume from the interior and base photo (below) that it is a Tomica model…but anyway, enough chit chat Alex, let’s see some customs already!
Honda Civic EK9 Custom By TJ__Garage
Nissan 180SX/240SX by TJ Garage
Mini Cooper S by TJ Garage
Honda Integra DC5 by TJ Garage
Datsun 620 | Custom Hot Wheels by TJ Garage
I’m supposed to wrap things up and finish with a thanks to Gabby for sharing his work etc but I’m still gathering my brain off the floor and think straight cannot! #MINDBLOWN
See more of these amazing creations and be sure to follow @tj__garage on Instagram