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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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The 25 Most Important RC Cars of All Time

In the long history of the radio control car hobby, many models have resonated as popular, innovative, influential, successful, or any combination thereof. To choose just 25 as “The Most Important Cars of All Time” is not an easy task, considering the 40-plus years of car development that encompasses the RC hobby. Some of the [...]

Sep 02, 2014 Comments
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8 Steps For a Bomb-Proof Lexan Body

Even the best racers in the world don’t stay shiny-side-up 100% of the time. Experimenting with different lines, jump approaches or rhythms is bound to land even the smoothest drivers on their lids once in a while. If you’re stunting and jumping, then your RC machine’s body is bound to take a beating. Here are [...]

Sep 02, 2014 Comments
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2014 Tamiya Championship Series: Japan or Bust!

Would you like to race for an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan? This is what racers did this past weekend at the 2014 Tamiya North American Finals. The Tamiya Championship Series (TCS) holds regional races all over the U.S. Anyone that owns a Tamiya onroad vehicle can participate and qualify to run in the North American Finals [...]

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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Labor Day Sale! Save 30% Now Through Monday at AirAgeStore.com

If you’ve got your eye on something at AirAgeStore.com (like maybe the latest Short Course special, or Monster Trucks, or our Projects book…), now is the time to pull the trigger–we’re having a sale! Just enter the promo code laborday when you check out, and you’ll save 30%!

Aug 28, 2014 Comments
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Salt is the Secret for Creating a Rusty Look

If you’d like a rough and rusty look for your ride, look no further–everything you need to know about creating corrosion (or at least the illusion of it) is right here. The technique is easy, and looks great! This article originally appeared in our March 2014 issue. For more from the RC Car Action archives, sign up [...]

Aug 26, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Custom ’32 Ford Project

After seeing photos from this year’s Axialfest (You can see the full coverage in the November 14 issue) I decided that I have to build a truck and join in on the fun next year. Playing with your scale truck in the woods for a few days sounds like fun to me. I’m starting my [...]

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