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Kev’s Bench: Unboxing The Tamiya Grand Hauler

Saying that I was excited when Tamiya introduced the Grand Hauler is a major understatement. Out of all the Tractor Trailer rigs that Tamiya has introduced the King Hauler has been my favorite. A project on my long list involves a King Hauler and me stretching the chassis and adding a few touches to make [...]

Feb 16, 2015 Comments by
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Kev’s Bench: Custom 1/5-Scale Trophy Truck

I have been a fan of 1/5-scale for many years. I love the size of the vehicles and have always been impressed by the performance that they give you. About 5 years ago I thought it would be cool to have a 1/5-scale trophy truck but the problem with that was that no one was [...]

Feb 02, 2015 Comments by
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Thunder Tiger Announces New Trophy Truck, Buggy & Monsters – Nuremberg News

Thunder Tiger is pouring it on with a gang of new releases, including a solid-axle trophy truck! Check out the pictures below and get more details in our Hot News & New Stuff forum. JACKAL Trophy Truck People have been asking for an RC trophy truck with a solid rear axle for years and it [...]

Jan 30, 2015 Comments by
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HPI Baja 5R On-Road – Nuremberg News

You can put this right at the top of the “we didn’t see it coming list”! HPI has made some tweaks to its popular Baja line and has introduced on on-road version for all of us to enjoy. The Baja 5R has a chassis that is designed specifically for on-road use and power for this [...]

Jan 29, 2015 Comments by
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Losi 8IGHT & 8IGHT-T Go Gas, Get AVC – Nuremberg News

Losi’s gas technology is finally trickling down to other vehicles in the lineup. The next two vehicles on the list to get the innovational engine are Losi’s 8IGHT buggy and 8IGHT-T truggy. Losi has done a lot to make these RTR vehicles very user friendly. You get reliable power from the Dynamite .31 gasoline engine [...]

Jan 28, 2015 Comments by
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Marui Big Bear: Looking Back at RC’s First Monster Truck

This week, we go back in time to take a look at what most consider to be the first true RC monster truck: the Marui Big Bear. Back in 1984, this 1/12 scale crusher set the standard for a fat-tire stance with real monster proportions. the Big Bear is positively stone-age compared to today’s trucks, but [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments by
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Axial Yeti XL Now Available In Kit Form

That’s right, the Axial Yeti XL monster buggy is now available as a kit, which means you get to put it together yourself. That also means that you can install the electronics of your choice and give the body you own custom paint job. But that’s not all of the good news. Axial includes some [...]

Jan 15, 2015 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Project Old School Update

With the holidays and a magazine behind me I have finally been able to get a little work done on my old school monster truck project. I have a few suspension parts to design and make so I had to get the frame rails connected and Tamiya F-350 springs mounted in order to figure out [...]

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