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Axial Wraith/RC4WD Blazer hybrid [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith/RC4WD Blazer hybrid [READER’S RIDE]

Hawaii’s RC “artist in residence” Dan Boyle is at it again with another killer custom project. This time he mated RC4WD’s excellent Blazer hard body with his favored Axial Wraith frame, then stuffed a bunch of Traxxas running gear in it to build this fantastic scale rig. Dan grabbed a set of RC Channel metal […]
Axial Deadbolt Trail Beast [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Deadbolt Trail Beast [READER’S RIDE]

Greg Zawatski’s Axial SCX10 Deadbolt may have started as a stock RTR, but it didn’t stay that way for long. He wanted to take its trail capabilities to the next level so he started tossing upgrades at it: SSD axle housings–a D60 with 36t overdrive gears, CVDs and brass beef tubes in front, and out […]
Custom 3D-printed Hot Rod [READER’S RIDE]

Custom 3D-printed Hot Rod [READER’S RIDE]

Jason Suter designed in CAD and used rapid prototyping to develop his custom Hot Rod, which is inspired by the classic ’32 Ford Deuce Coupe style. The body is 3D-printed in SLS nylon while the chassis is laser-cut out of aluminum. Most of his driveline and running gear is aluminum, sourced from the RC crawler […]
Traxxas Telluride Bronco [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Telluride Bronco [READER’S RIDE]

Henry Brady liked the look of the ’73 Ford Bronco body for the HPI Crawler King, so he adapted it to fit his Traxxas Telluride with some careful cutting and trimming. To give it the right stance he bolted on a set of 2.2 Mudslinger XL tires on Integy Orange high-mass 6-spoke wheels. He swtiched […]
3D-printed Audi Le Mans racer [READER’S RIDE]

3D-printed Audi Le Mans racer [READER’S RIDE]

In honor of this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race, we decided to make Brett Turnage’s 2014 Audi R18 “Black Beauty” this week’s Reader’s Ride. Brett 3D-printed both the chassis and the body using a program called Fusion360. The chassis features a long 320mm wheelbase for stability and to fit the scale look […]
Kyosho Ultima Time-Capsule by Michael Neblett [READER’S RIDE]

Kyosho Ultima Time-Capsule by Michael Neblett [READER’S RIDE]

When Michael Neblett wrote in with pics of his original Kyosho Ultima circa 1988, he said he was moved to submit it before Kyosho went and re-released it. He also stressed that while all-original, his buggy is far from stock. In fact, almost every part has been upgraded, but with period-correct hopups he used on […]
Tamiya LandFreeder CC-01 by Todd Kennedy [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya LandFreeder CC-01 by Todd Kennedy [READER’S RIDE]

When Todd was a kid he had a neighbor that owned an old Ford pickup with a two-tone aqua and white paint scheme that he absolutely loved, so he built up this kit version of the Tamiya LandFreeder and painted it to match. The LandFreeder isn’t technically a licensed truck, but it bears a striking […]
Apocalypse-ready Traxxas Summit by Eddie Reyes [READER’S RIDE]

Apocalypse-ready Traxxas Summit by Eddie Reyes [READER’S RIDE]

When Eddie wanted to doomsday-prep his Traxxas Summit, he made a visit to his buddy William Wegman from Amarillo hobby house in Amarillo Texas! Pro-Line’s Apocalypse body sets the tone, but they decked out the accomodations for the end-times with a full interior from a scx10. To help visibility in radioactive dust clouds and such the […]
Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Rick was inspired to build his own oversized Revo after reading Kevin Hetmanski’s Project Traxxas Revo 3.3 back in 2015. Rick had a tired old stock Revo with a blown engine and badly in need of an overhaul. What you see here evolved over time. The current iteration sports an LRP ZR .32 Spec 2 […]
RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Toyota Hilux by Brian Pratt [READERS’ RIDE]

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Toyota Hilux by Brian Pratt [READERS’ RIDE]

Brian has owned his TF2 Toyota for a couple of years, and in that time he has competed with it several times, including a 2nd place at the Team KNK Hardware G6. The TF2 sports a Holmes Hobbies 45T brushed motor controlled but a Holmes waterproof BRXL. It now has Junfac drive shafts and Motoworx […]
Axial SCX-10 Beater Farm Truck by Deon Person [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX-10 Beater Farm Truck by Deon Person [READER’S RIDE]

Deon Person sent in this well-weathered Axial SCX-10 wearing a Pro-Line ’50s Chevy pickup body. His concept was to create a truck that been living the hard life on the farm for years. He gave it a rusty finish and dented and distressed the body underneath. The winshield is cracked and…are those bullet holes? There’s […]
Axial Wraith Custom Bronco by Dan Boyle [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith Custom Bronco by Dan Boyle [READER’S RIDE]

Our friend Dan is back at it with another custom project—this time a Bronco with a bit of a mud-bogger feel to it, based off an Axial Wraith platform. He replaced all the chassis supports with aluminum pieces, and installed axles SCX style axles from Integy because they have a more scale look. Also adding […]
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