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70s Sheetmetal for Short Course: Parma 71 Muscle Baja SC

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 […]

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Vaterra Goes Kit With DIY Twin Hammers

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 […]
Toy-Towing Ford 4X4: Anthony Santoianni’s Tamiya F-350 High-Lift

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 […]

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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 2

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. […]
Pro-Line Has a Complete PRO-2 Buggy Kit (And We Have It)

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. […]

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Under the Hood: Mark Pavidis’ TLR 8IGHT 3.0

Under the Hood: Mark Pavidis’ TLR 8IGHT 3.0

Mark Pavidis is an icon in RC racing. He’s been around since the beginning and still gives the young guns a run for their money. His list of wins is impressive including 1995 IFMAR 1/10 4wd Off Road World Champion, 2006 IFMAR 1/8 Buggy World Champion and IFMAR 1/10 Gas Touring Car World Champion. That’s […]
Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 1

Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 1

Here’s a link to the Scorpion unboxing, in case you missed it. With unpacking the kit out of the way, I’m ready to start spinning wrenches. The fun starts with a bunch of aluminum bits… The chassis rails and steering bellcrank are assembled first, with hex hardware used throughout. The chassis rails are stout, solid-aluminum extrusions […]

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Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro and EP Formula Off Road Models

Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro and EP Formula Off Road Models

No official US release yet, but Kyosho Europe is showing off the FO-XX, a 4X4 RTR in nitro (GP) and electric (VE) flavors designed for Formula Off Road action–which is pretty intense stuff, as the video clip below shows. Both versions of the FO-XX feature the rugged solid axles and vertical-plate chassis layout Kyosho originally developed for […]
Let The Wrenching Begin: Kyosho’s Classic Scorpion Returns!

Let The Wrenching Begin: Kyosho’s Classic Scorpion Returns!

Behold, the unboxening! Our next Online Build gets underway as we crack open the 2014 Kyosho Scorpion, the much-anticipated re-release of the groundbreaking 1982 machine that would go on to be the first ROAR National Off-Road champion. Kyosho emulates the original 1982 box art for the 2014 model.   Lift the lid, and you’re greeted […]

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Axial Teases “Yeti,” New 1/10 4WD Car

Axial Teases “Yeti,” New 1/10 4WD Car

Sorry gang, this is all we have for you on Axial‘s upcoming Yeti. Other than revealing it’s a “1/10th Scale Electric 4WD RTR,” Axial is keeping the details under wraps on the new ride. Our guess is it’s King of the Hammers-style machine that will fill the high-speed performance void left by the EXO Terra. […]
Pro-Line Readying New RAM 1500 Body For T-Maxx, Revo, Summit, Savage

Pro-Line Readying New RAM 1500 Body For T-Maxx, Revo, Summit, Savage

Pro-Line’s latest RAM shell brings Chrysler’s tough-truck styling to the Traxxas T-Maxx, Revo and Summit and HPI Savage (and no doubt other big rigs if you’re willing to get creative with trimming and drilling). Count on the usual genuine GE Lexan, overspray film, window masks, and decals–all officially licensed, of course. The new RAM body […]
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