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October Issue Review Preview: Axial Yeti

The Axial Yeti gets its full review in the October issue of Radio Control Car Action magazine, but we know you’re hungry for info now, so here’s a look at what’s to come. The Yeti is a RTR rock racer that is slightly bigger than Axial’s Wraith and features a molded tub chassis, independent front suspension with [...]

Jul 17, 2014 Comments
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TLR Announces 22SCT 2.0

When the 22 2.0 buggy was released we knew it was only a matter of time before we saw another 2.0 version of a TLR electric vehicle. The vehicle getting the 2.0 upgrade this time around is the 22 SCT. The 22SCT 2.0 will hit shelves mid-November and shares many of the advancements that were used [...]

Jul 11, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Project Vaterra Twin Hammers Sneak Peek

I have been a fan of the Vaterra Twin Hammers since it was released and of course I picked one up to play with. With a lot of my projects this one started out with a few mods in mind to make the truck perform a little better it quickly got out of control. I [...]

Jul 11, 2014 Comments
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HB Announces New “Ty Tessmann Edition” D8T Truggy

You may not be able to drive as fast as HB driver Ty Tessmann but that doesn’t mean that you can’t drive his truggy. HB’s signature edition truck is equipped to match the machine Ty uses to win big races around the world. This project has been a collaboration between HB and Ty and it [...]

Jul 10, 2014 Comments
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Your ECX Just Got Tougher Now That RPM Has Parts For It

Good news for you ECX fans: RPM now offers their super-strong spindle blocks for the ECX Boost, Circuit, Ruckus, and Torment. As usual for RPM, the parts are extra beefy, guaranteed not to fail under normal use, and are direct replacements for the stock parts: just bolt ‘em in and go (and keep going, since [...]

Jul 09, 2014 Comments
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Easy Paint-Pen Detailing

I am always working on new projects for Radio Control Car Action, and this week I have a sneak-peek at an SCX10 Deadbolt I’m detailing out for a How-To article in an upcoming issue. I have been detailing scale vehicles for many years now and I used that knowledge to write an article that shows [...]

Jul 04, 2014 Comments
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The Right Tools for Perfect Paint on Hard Plastic

I really enjoy painting injection molded ABS bodies, most often found on Tamiya trucks. I’ve built a lot of them through the years, and quickly discovered that to get the best paint job possible it’s very important that you have the right tools for the job. Since I am currently working on a Tamiya Clod Buster body, this is [...]

Jun 20, 2014 Comments
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Throwback Thursday, February 2000: Team Associated RC10GT and TC3, Traxxas T-Maxx, Mod Clods and More…

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are going to go back to the year 2000 when a pound of bacon cost $2.97, Formula One returned to US and we tuned in to the first season of Survivor. Team Associated gave us its first RTR to get some dirt time with and we were the first [...]

Jun 19, 2014 Comments
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