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Project Build: Norm Zondervan’s ’73 Bronco Axial / Tamiya Scaler

Project Build: Norm Zondervan’s ’73 Bronco Axial / Tamiya Scaler

Friend of the mag Norm Zondervan has built some of our favorite machines, and his ’73 Bronco from our March 2014 issue is a favorite. Built on a modded Axial SCX10 chassis and outfitted with RC4WD and Pro-Line gear, the topper is a Tamiya body that’s as well-detailed as any hard ABS shell but is […]
ARRMA Prepping Super-Sized Raider

ARRMA Prepping Super-Sized Raider

Not much in the way of info on this one, but as the graphic below confirms, ARRMA will have an “XL” version of the Raider buggy, which should be about 1/8 scale. The new model will reportedly arrive in BLX trim with brushless power, and will hit stores mid-January, so we should get more details soon. For […]

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Tamiya HiLux HiLift byJared Blight [Readers’ Ride]

Tamiya HiLux HiLift byJared Blight [Readers’ Ride]

Winter is upon us, and much of the country has already received its first snow. That’s no problem for  Jared Blight, who rigged his Tamiya Toyota HiLux HiLift with a set of RC4WD Predator tracks to handle the worst that winter can throw his way in his native Canada where deep snow is just part […]
Scott Lempert’s Vaterra Ascender

Scott Lempert’s Vaterra Ascender

Scott Lempert, of Commerce Township, MI, was reluctant to cut-up a brand new Blazer body, but when he got the itch to make his Vaterra Ascender “topless and caged… like the old days,” he simply couldn’t resist. One look at this killer entry and it is immediately apparent that this customized body is a resounding […]

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Pro-Line Announces New Body, Tires & Apparel

Pro-Line Announces New Body, Tires & Apparel

Pro-Line just dropped a bunch of new gear, which we’ve collected below with links to our Hot News & New Stuff forum (which you should bookmark and visit daily). Dig in… BullDog Mid Motor Clear Body For Mid Motor Kyosho RT6 & Associated/CML CT4.2 Pro-Line also has lots of authentic looking bodies if that’s what […]
Reader Project: James Knight’s Tamiya SRB Beach Buggy

Reader Project: James Knight’s Tamiya SRB Beach Buggy

Friend of RC Car Action and all-around cool guy James Knight is one of our favorite RC modelers, and his beautiful Beach Buggy build is a standout in the sand. Get an up-close look at what’s under the paint and beneath the body as we examine James’ handwork and 3D-printing expertise. Scratchbuilt stuff never looked […]

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First Look: Helion’s New Impakt 12B

First Look: Helion’s New Impakt 12B

The Helion Impakt 12B is just hitting the market and comes in at a budget-friendly street price of $139. This 1:12-scale 2WD buggy has some great features for the price and its slightly smaller size should be great for small areas. This buggy comes with just about everything right out of the box. All I […]
Charles McNinich’s Axial SCX10 Ford F-150 Raptor

Charles McNinich’s Axial SCX10 Ford F-150 Raptor

Charles McNinch of Jacksonville, FL takes his scale crawler everywhere so he never misses an opportunity to tackle gnarly terrain, whether on the trails or at the beach. Charles customized the chassis to create an extended wheelbase and created a genuine wooden bed for the truck. Aftermarket mods include a slew of Integy parts like […]

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RC4WD Announces Rockdragon Limited Edition Crawler

RC4WD Announces Rockdragon Limited Edition Crawler

RC4WD has been killing it with all kinds of scale off-roaders, but they haven’t forgotten about pure rock-crawling performance. Case in point, the new Rockdragon. This loaded ride arrives fully assembled and RTR minus paint, and is packed with serious specs including a K2-series aluminum chassis, Mud Slingers 2.2″ tires, and R2 transmision–full specs after […]
Project Build: Desert-Prepped Losi 5IVE-T

Project Build: Desert-Prepped Losi 5IVE-T

If you like your RC super-sized, mega-modded, and fired up on fossil fuel, then you’ll definitely dig this fully customized dune destroyer. Losi’s John Schultz took his 5IVE-T to the limit with a pile of go-fast gear and paddle tires for superior sand-slinging performance. Click images to embiggen    

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Spotted at SEMA: HPI Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept

Spotted at SEMA: HPI Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept

Looks like HPI’s lineup of Vaughn Gittin Jr-flavored models is about to be joined by a customized 2015 Mustang version. The car was spotted at SEMA, where HPI was demo’ing RC models on behalf of Ford. The model is a replica the Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept car that Ford displayed at the show. Based on our […]
Basher Announces New 1/8 Scale BSR Rally

Basher Announces New 1/8 Scale BSR Rally

Basher made a name for itself with the Nitro Circus monster and short course truck models (which we reviewed in the May 2014 and September 2014 issues, respectively), and has now added a rally car to the low buck, high-performance family. The BSR Rally is built like a 1/8 scale buggy, and well-equipped with 17mm […]
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