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Kev’s Bench: 32 Ford Rock Crawler Update

I’ve been spending as much time as possible on my 32 Ford rock crawler project and I have been making good progress. This is the first time that I am making a complete body from scratch and I have really enjoyed the process of making it happen. I made a small buck out of wood [...]

Nov 24, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Hot Stuff Spotted at the SEMA Show

The SEMA show in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest trends, parts and builds in the full-size car world and every year thousands of people in the automotive industry make their way to this iconic show. The show is only happening for four days and you need all of that and more [...]

Nov 10, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Return Of The Ripper

I have built a lot of modded Tamiya Clod Busters over my lifetime and one of the trucks that I have held on to is my trusty Thunder Tech Ripper. I built and reviewed the Ripper in the October 2001 issue of Radio Control Car Action Magazine and since then I’ve made a few tweaks [...]

Nov 03, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Ascender First Impressions & Build Notes

The Ascender is the latest vehicle to come out of the Vaterra Garage and like others before it’s very well detailed and is a performer. This scale truck is the only Vaterra model to be released exclusively as a kit. I just finished putting together my Ascender and am working on a review for the [...]

Oct 28, 2014 Comments
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Watch NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski Wheel a Tamiya Freightliner

Check out this video of NASCAR racer Brad Keselowski and his race-hauler driver “Bama” as they go toe to toe with a couple of Tamiya Freightliner Cascadia Evolution tractor trucks. The racing action is obviously staged for the “Hauler Challenge” promo that the clip is supporting, but it’s still pretty cool to see the Tamiya rigs [...]

Oct 21, 2014 Comments
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We Need More Solid Axle Monster Trucks!

I think it’s safe to say that most people love full-size monster trucks; they are larger than life and are full of destruction and who doesn’t like destruction. For me it’s all about the look of the truck and how it works; watching the suspension links moving, the shocks compressing, hearing that engine roar and [...]

Oct 20, 2014 Comments
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Axial Yeti XL: Tech Notes & Driving Impressions

The Axial Yeti was introduced only a few months ago and we were impressed with the new rock racer platform. Normally, when a completely new vehicle like the Yeti is released we don’t see another new release from the company for a while; but that’s not the case this time. Axial surprised all of us [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: 32 Ford Rock Crawler Update

I’ve been up to my eyeballs with projects, review builds and article writing but I somehow managed to find time to work on my 32 Ford rock crawler project and I wanted to share some of the progress with you. Before I could start building the body I had to assemble my Axial SCX10 G6 [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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