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LaTrax Adds SST Short-Course Trucks to 1/18 Lineup

LaTrax’ popular 1/18 scale shaft-drive platform is now available dressed as a short-course truck in two flavors: Sheldon Creed edition (the red one), and Keegan Kincaid edition (blue, as you might have guessed). Dubbed the LaTrax SST, the new truck shares features with the Rally and Teton models, including full-time shaft-driven 4WD, waterproof electronics, oil-filled [...]

Oct 02, 2014 Comments
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New Pro-Line Lids: 2014 Chevy Silverado & RAM 1500

Pro-Line’s latest lids cover the off-road truck spectrum from scalers to monsters, with the 2014 Chevy Silverado getting a nicely detailed design to fit Traxxas Summit, Revo and Maxx monsters and the Associated MGT, and a spare-tire-ready take on the RAM 1500 for you scale fans. Both arrive clear with overspray film, window masks and [...]

Oct 01, 2014 Comments
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Curt Poucket’s Miz-Bee-Havin

Curt’s Reader’s Ride build began with a Crawford Barbarian chassis that he had power coated black with yellow cross braces and links. He custom-built swaybars and finished them with the same yellow powder coating to match the links and braces. The axles are borrowed from an Axial Wraith and equipped with a STRC steering link. [...]

Oct 01, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Reveals Beetle Re-Release at Tokyo Hobby Show

Kyosho has another re-release on the way, as these shots from the Tokyo hobby show (via hobbymedia.it) reveal. The original 1983 Beetle was based on the Scorpion, which makes it fitting that a Beetle re-release would follow the successful Scorpion re-release. Predictably, the car looks fantastic, and you can count on the improvements Kyosho made [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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Artie Fie’s Awesome Kong 2 Tamiya Clod Buster

Artie Fie is a fan of old school monster trucks and the Tamiya Clod Buster so he took his two passions and combined them to build a replica of the Awesome Kong 2 monster truck. It uses a stock Clod Buster chassis but the stock steering has been replaced with a Crawford Performance Enginneering 4WS [...]

Sep 16, 2014 Comments
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WIN a GMade Sawback from HRP!

It’s contest time, and for this go-round our friends at HRP have stepped up with a killer kit: the GMade Sawback. We reviewed this highly capable Jeep-styled trail machine back in our April issue, and as you can see, it’s a realistic ride with its ladder chassis, leaf-spring suspension, and six-lug wheels. We’re showing off [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Top 5 Project Monster Trucks

Over the many years that Radio Control Car Action Magazine has been around we have featured some awesome monster truck projects. I’ve been inspired by many of those projects and have been lucky enough to build some of my own. This week I wanted to share my top 5 picks of the best monster truck [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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Latest Rides: SWorkz 350T, HPI Micro RS4 Discount Tire S13 & Turnigy Nitro-T

Three new cars to reveal today, with a pair of nitro truggies that span the size spectrum (1/16 for Turnigy, 1/8 for SWorkz) and the latest flavor for HPI’s 1/18 Micro RS4 on-road car. SWorkz’ new 350T is the biggest release of the bunch (literally and figuratively), so let’s start there. The short version of [...]

Sep 11, 2014 Comments
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