Bill Zegers Sure Can Paint

I’ve got a JConcepts Atlas short course body for an upcoming project, and it just came back from painter Bill Zegers. I asked him to lay down a Oakley-inspired paint job and what showed up at my door was amazing. I figured I’d take a few shots and share it with you guys. I can’t [...]

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Tamiya Aqroshot & Neo Fighter XB Review

You’ve already seen this if you’re a subscriber–why not pull the trigger on a sub right now? Get yours here! Tamiya’s DT-03 is the rugged platform beneath the Aqroshot and Neo Fighter truck and buggy looks. Build your own with the kit versions of both, or go RTR with the Neo Fighter in “XB” trim. We [...]

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Pro-Line Adds One-Piece Option to Jeep Comanche Line

Pro-Line has had a pair of two-piece Comanche shells for a while, and now you can get the same look from a single piece of Lexan. Like the previous versions, the new one-piece shell is designed specifically for 12.3″ wheelbase rigs. As usual for Pro-Line, it’s made of genuine GE Lexan (as opposed to McGillicuddy’s [...]

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New HobbyWing Xerun XR8 Speed Control for 1/8-Scale Power

With 1/8-scale electric racing becoming more and more popular, it is no surprise to see competition level electronics at the front of technology. The new HobbyWing Xerun XR8 Speed Control is ready for high level racing and has all the features you’d expect in a system at this level. Sensored, programmable and designed for high [...]

Jun 26, 2015 Comments by
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Pro-Line Adds 2.8″ Traxxas-Bead Tires to “Prime” Slick Lineup

Pro-Line’s “Prime” slick tires were developed for 1/10 and 1/8 buggies and SC trucks running on high-grip clay, but there’s no denying their street appeal. Thankfully, Pro-Line has expanded the Prime line to include a 2.8″ “Traxxas bead” version. Available unmounted as well as factory -glued to F-11 wheels in two offsets for front and [...]

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Vaterra Adds ’68 Ford F-100 to V100-S RTR Lineup

We’re fans of Vaterra’s V100-S models, which include a variety of Chevy, Ford and Nissan models ranging from cop-car Camaros and the latest Mustang GT to vintage and modern Corvettes and two takes on the “Godzilla” GT-R. The latest look for the shaft-drive street runner is Ford’s classic ’68 Ford F100, which gets a resto-mode [...]

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1/5 Scale Trucks Racing & Wrecking In Slow-Mo [VIDEO]

Large-scale trucks seem even bigger and weightier when filmed in slow-mo, as this clip will attest. Some of the angles could be full-scale race footage! Click for all the Lexan-wrinkling fun, but you may want to supply your own soundtrack–the current track is pretty snoozy.

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Could Ty Tessmann Beat You With a Grasshopper?

Answer: probably not. That’s not meant to besmirch Ty’s driving skills (they’re un-besmirchable) or the Tamiya Grasshopper (it’s fun, but hardly a race car). But it does serve as an object lesson for how a driver’s success is dependent not only on his or her skills, but also the capabilities of their car. At the [...]

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