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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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Kyosho Ultima SC6 Online Build

Kyosho’s SC6 is the latest competition kit to be offered in the current Ultima series that includes the RB6 buggy and RT6 stadium truck. After taking a quick look through the box and browsing through the instruction manual, I was eager to build this very high-quality short-course truck for review in the November issue of [...]

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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Vaterra Debuts New “Ascender” Trail Chassis With K5 Blazer Body–And It’s A KIT!

Big news here, as Vaterra has just announced its first scale/trail platform. Dubbed the Ascender, the new model is making its debut as a clear-body kit with a very nicely executed Chevrolet K5 Blazer shell. Frame rails are steel and configured to offer four wheelbase options, and the solid-axle suspension features a 4-link rear end [...]

Aug 07, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Goes Kit With DIY Twin Hammers

Vaterra offers a wide lineup of vehicles, from touring cars and  rock racers to rally rigs and  monster trucks. All very different, but until now, all were the same in one important way: they’re all RTRs. No more: with the Twin Hammers now offered as a kit, Vaterra is officially in the DIY business. All [...]

Jul 03, 2014 Comments
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Toy-Towing Ford 4X4: Anthony Santoianni’s Tamiya F-350 High-Lift

Here’s a scene we can definitely get into. Road trip to the trail in the F-350, do a little trail riding, a little RC crawling (see the tiny truck between the “big” truck’s wheels?), build a campfire… This Reader’s Ride comes from Anthony Santoianni of Montreal, Canada, and his Tamiya Ford F-350 High Lift is definitely looking [...]

Jul 01, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 2

Ahh…back to the bench for the Scorpion build. Here are links to Part 1 and the unoboxing if you haven’t been following along. All caught up? Good, because we’re about to dig into the rear suspension… Each of the semi-trailing rear arms gets a stub axle and a ball stud before installation on the chassis. [...]

Jun 30, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Has a Complete PRO-2 Buggy Kit (And We Have It)

Pro-Line’s original PRO-2 SC truck kit will go down in history as the brand’s first all-in-one-box kit, but it will no longer be PL’s only kit–now that the PRO-2 Short Course Buggy is here, Pro-Line has two ways to get your wrenches turning. We’ve got the scoop on the new buggy kit, which we’ll review ASAP. [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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