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Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Adam’s truck has a certain gritty, home-brewed scale look to it that really appeals to us. It looks like the kind of real truck we would build in our garage at home. He custom-welded the eco-cage and rear section himself, and added a RC4WD Mojave cab which he custom-painted to give it a home-built beater […]
Tamiya and HPI Lowriders by Demitree Baldwin [READERS RIDE]

Tamiya and HPI Lowriders by Demitree Baldwin [READERS RIDE]

Demitree has taken his electric touring cars in a thoroughly original direction with a little help from classic Chevy bodies from Pegasus and Parma. He has converted three cars into lowriders that look and drive the part thanks to controllable, articulating suspension. The Pegasus ’64 Impala rides on a Tamiya TT-02 chassis. There’s a Parma […]

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Axial SCX10 Salvage Truck by Micheal Matthews [READERS RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Salvage Truck by Micheal Matthews [READERS RIDE]

Micheal gets big points for  originality with his Axial SCX10-based salvage truck. He only shared a few details — the outstanding photos do most of the talking for him. He chose an Axial 55T motor for tons of torque down low, with Castle’s SV3 speed control ensuring precise throttle management. Micheal looked to Hitec for […]
Traxxas Slash Shoebox Chevy by Anthony Stephens [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Slash Shoebox Chevy by Anthony Stephens [READER’S RIDE]

Anthony Stephens’ ’55 Shoebox Chevy is a great example of just how versatile the Traxxas Slash platform can be. He started with a Platinum Edition Slash built on a 4WD LCG chassis and uses the stock Velineon power system. He installed an Outerwears dust shroud to keep debris out of the running gear, and topped […]

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Custom Axial Wraith Crawler by Ken Takemoto [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Axial Wraith Crawler by Ken Takemoto [READER’S RIDE]

Ken Takemoto from Dover Delaware sent us this serious looking Axial Wraith-based crawler with Jeep-inspired body panels hand-fabricated out of .025 aluminum sheet.  The aluminum axles front and rear, steel drive shafts, and steel rollcage (modified) are all from Integy. RC4WD supplied the R2 transmission. The upper and lower links are sourced from AsiaTees. He […]
HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader’s Ride]

HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader’s Ride]

Ulysses wrote in to tell us that his very favorite types of article in RC Car Action are the How-to’s showing tricks for customizing and upgrading your truck. From the pics, it looks like he has been taking good notes! He tells us he did “a little” custom work to the front end of his […]

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Chevy 3500 Dually Toy Conversion by Karl Sandvik [Reader’s Ride]

Chevy 3500 Dually Toy Conversion by Karl Sandvik [Reader’s Ride]

About the only thing that gives away the scale of Karl Sandvik’s Chevy 3500 Dually work truck is the size of the hex heads on the custom steel frame rails! We’re suckers for a truck that nearly suckers us! Karl tells us he chopped up a Tamiya CC-01 front suspension for it, widening the suspension […]
Traxxas/Axial Hybrid Scout 80 by Scott Lempert [Reader’s Ride]

Traxxas/Axial Hybrid Scout 80 by Scott Lempert [Reader’s Ride]

We could probably do an entire column just on Scott Lempert’s scale projects, so prolific is he with off-season building. One in particular that caught our eye was this ’63 International Scout 80—not just for the styrene body which Scott crafted himself, but for the unusual mix of components. The backbone is a set of […]

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Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero by Dave Hall [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero by Dave Hall [READER’S RIDE]

Australia has some gorgeous scenery—in any scale—as can be seen by the shots sent in by Dave Hall of his ultra-realistic Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero. Running on the CC01 chassis, Dave’s Pajero sports an 80t motor from RC4WD paired with an Axial AE5 speed control. The body is painted Tamiya dark blue and has been treated […]
Axial SCX10 G6 by Kyle St. Peter [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 G6 by Kyle St. Peter [READER’S RIDE]

Kyle St. Peter started off by telling us that he had never submitted any of his projects to RC Car Action before. After seeing the pics of this Axial SCX10 G6—Kyle, what were you waiting for?!? Kyle tells us that for a recent competition he shortened the wheelbase and made custom body mounts to fit […]

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Axial Wraith Mad Max Custom by Dan Boyle [Reader’s Ride]

Axial Wraith Mad Max Custom by Dan Boyle [Reader’s Ride]

This summer’s high-octane reboot of the cinematic ode to automotive mayhem Mad Max: Fury Road inspired us to showcase some RC road warriors back in in our July issue, and we’ve been receiving mad creations from you guys ever since. With the Bluray just hitting the shelves this month, we figured that was a good […]
Aaron Bailey’s Real-Rust Rat Wraith [Reader’s Ride]

Aaron Bailey’s Real-Rust Rat Wraith [Reader’s Ride]

Aaron Bailey has a fondness for metal-bodied trucks. A few months back he sent us pics of his Tonka truck/Ascender conversion. This time it’s an Axial Wraith 1.9 clad in minimalist metal panels bolted to the tube frame for a decidedly rat-rod look. The panels are steel sheet, weathered with a “special potion” of Aaron’s […]
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