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Kev’s Bench: My Box Stock Tamiya Clod Buster Build

When the Tamiya Clod Buster was released in 1988 I was 13 years old and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it for the first time. What kid isn’t a fan of monster trucks? The Clod looked just like the real deal; I was obsessed. Over the years I have built a lot [...]

Aug 11, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Making That Gray Chassis Black

I am working on a Project Traxxas Slash 4×4 Platinum that is going to be featured in the next edition of the Buyers’ Guide and when building a project I always try to do something that will make the project stand out from others that may have been built in a similar way. When looking [...]

Aug 04, 2014 Comments
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Team Associated Apex Now Available With Scion Racing FR-S GReddy & Lexus RC F Bodies

The latest Apex sedan from Team Associated is a scale version of the full-size Scion Racing GReddy FR-S. This sedan fits into Team Associated’s Qualifier line of vehicles and comes Ready-to-Run out of the box. Some features of this exciting sedan are Reedy brushless power, high grip treaded tires, water resistant ESC and a great [...]

Jul 29, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: A great tool for building

I spend a lot of time wrenching. There are kits to assemble, project vehicles to build and a lot of maintenance that needs to be done in order to make the magazine and what we do online happen every day. Back in the early days of being in the hobby I tried a few different [...]

Jul 25, 2014 Comments
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ProTek R/C 321B “Samurai” Off-Road Engine

Normally when you hear the name ProTek you think of the company’s line of electronics that include chargers, batteries and servos. Now, an engine has been added to the lineup. This trick 3-port .21 engine features a ceramic rear bearing, ABC construction, great fuel mileage and a lot more. Check out that trick box that [...]

Jul 23, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line 1/8 and 1/10 Car Stands

Normally it’s hard to get excited about a car stand but when you get a look at Pro-Line’s new 1/8 and 1/10-scale stands you will surely want one. These stands are made out of durable and lightweight aluminum and have a dirt bike stand look to them. They come with a blue powder coat finish [...]

Jul 23, 2014 Comments
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Perfect Paint

One of my favorite parts about building kits and projects is trying to get the perfect paint job on the body. That’s not the easiest thing to do on an injection molded body like you find on a vehicle such as the Tamiya Clod Buster and RC4WD Trailfinder 2. It’s been about three years since [...]

Jul 21, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Project Traxxas Jato

While working to get my project Vaterra Twin Hammers done, I managed to find a little time for another quick project. In front of my house is some fresh pavement with no cracks, dips or other imperfections and I want to have some on-road cars to play with on that perfect surface. This is where [...]

Jul 18, 2014 Comments
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