Off-road

The Tamiya Monster Beetle Is Back!

We are very excited to see that Tamiya has added the Monster Beetle to the rerelease list. This is an iconic truck from the 80s and the 2015 version retains the same great look. The Monster Beetle features independent front and rear suspension, a rugged chassis, spiked terra treaded tires and a well detailed injection [...]

Aug 05, 2015 Comments
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FireBrand RC The Judge Body and Komoto Tires

More rad stuff from FireBrand RC, with semi-truck styling for 1/10 scale. The Judge shell is shown here with FireBrand’s Komodo tires and parked on a (heavily modded) Traxxas Stampede. The well-detailed shell arrives with a loaded decal sheet, window masks, and overspray film. The Komodos are glued to Galaxy gloss-black wheels and are sold [...]

Aug 05, 2015 Comments
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Gmade Reveals New Komodo Pickup

It looks like Gmade has started an Instagram account but the real news is that the first few posts are teaser shots of a new truck called the Komodo. Let’s take a look at this new beast…   If you look below the truck you can see that it’s sitting on a Sawback manual which [...]

Aug 04, 2015 Comments
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Custom SWB Vaterra Twin Hammers by Ronald Martin [Reader's Ride]

Ronald Martin’s bug-bodied Twin Hammers is a perfect reminder of how modest beginnings can lead to great results. He tells us that this project all started with a donated spare parts chassis he inherited from a friend. He dug into his own stash of leftover parts to put the basic foundation together. He had some [...]

Aug 03, 2015 Comments
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Reedy Outdoor Champs Restores ‘Real Dirt’ to Off-Road—Should This Be The Standard?

The just-announced Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions (November 20-22, Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, CA) promises “a watered track surface [that] brings back major off-road racing as it began with roost and pin tires.” This is a reaction to the current state of electric off-road racing, which is ruled by high bite tracks with [...]

Aug 03, 2015 Comments
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Maxxed out Traxxas T-Maxx by Rob DeLeon [Reader's Ride]

This Traxxas T-Maxx started life like any other, but Rob DeLeon (of Bakersfield, CA) soon lost control of his investment. Nearly $3,000 later he has the truck you see before you: the Supermaxx—which he has now owned for 15 years and he has been upgrading it fairly continuously all along. It has an Unlimited Engineering [...]

Jul 29, 2015 Comments
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Castle Creations Mamba Micro X Packs Big Power in Small Package

Minis can be a blast especially when space for action is limited. Castle knows how much fun it can be and have brought power to those who won’t settle for mediocre. The Castle Mamba Micro X lays down a small footprint making ti perfectly suited for  1/18-scale size, and its “mighty-mite” 0808 brushless motors complete [...]

Jul 22, 2015 Comments
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Project Old School Update

It’s been a slow go for my old school monster truck due to a recent move. All the parts have been sitting in boxes for a few months and I was finally able to free them and start building again. Here’s a little bit of an update of what is going on with this project. [...]

Jul 20, 2015 Comments
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