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Interview: Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai, Father of the Inferno

Kyosho has built everything from static models to basic hobby-level kits throughout its 50-year history, but the Japanese firm is perhaps best known for producing some of the most exotic and successful race cars the RC market has ever seen. The most notable id the Inferno series of 1/8-scale buggies that have won eight IFMAR [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Spearhead Armor Group’s Incredible 1/6 Scale Tanks

These tanks from the Spearhead Armor Group club are fully RC and built big–1/6 scale, with driver figures a foot tall! These guys go all-out to make their tanks and other armored vehicles as authentic as possible, and some of the models cost over $6,000–no joke! In addition to the video here from RCX, we have [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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WIN a GMade Sawback from HRP!

It’s contest time, and for this go-round our friends at HRP have stepped up with a killer kit: the GMade Sawback. We reviewed this highly capable Jeep-styled trail machine back in our April issue, and as you can see, it’s a realistic ride with its ladder chassis, leaf-spring suspension, and six-lug wheels. We’re showing off [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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How To Paint Your Transmitter

Tired of boring black? Here’s a look at how to spray your way to a unique look for your transmitter. All it takes is a can of color and a sunny afternoon to put the “rad” in “radio,” and you can count on getting attention at the track when you show up with your tricked-out [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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Show Us Your Shop!

RC Car Action Facebook fan Richard Baldwin asked “What would be your dream home hobby room?” on our FB page and shared a shot of his own RC zone (that’s it below, click to enlarge). “I would like to see an article with lots of pic submissions about this,” continued Richard. Sounds good to us, now [...]

Sep 09, 2014 Comments
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Dave Stellfox’s GMC Sierra-styled Tamiya Clod Buster

Sunbury PA’s Dave Stellfox doesn’t let cold weather get him down–he gets building! Over the past winter, Dave created this custom 1980 GMC Sierra Grande based on a custom Tamiya Clod Buster with an ESP Clodzilla 4 chassis and suspension kit installed. Grip comes from RC4WD B&H tires and the steering has been enhanced with [...]

Sep 04, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Amazing Scale Scratchbuild, From Bench to Backyard

Wow, who knew scratchbuilding your own vintage truck body was so easy? Well, scale RC modeler extraordinaire Headquake makes it look easy, anyway. Enjoy the jazzy soundtrack as plate plastic is transformed into a weathered ride before your very eyes…

Sep 02, 2014 Comments
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70s Sheetmetal for Short Course: Parma 71 Muscle Baja SC

Parma’s got a bunch of different options for styling out your short-course truck as something other than a short-course truck. You can go with a dune buggy, a 50s look, a classic panel truck, or vintage muscle–like this latest addition, the ’71 Muscle Baja SC. Parma does a good job of stretching the lines to fit [...]

Aug 29, 2014 Comments
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