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GMADE SAWBACK

1/10 4WD TRAIL TRUCK | KIT TEXT AND PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Jeep style and scaler detailing unite in this rugged trail machine SAWBACK Once familiar only to in-the-know crawling fans, Gmade's newest flat-fendered ride and a push from distributor HRP stand to give the brand far more publicity. Gmade broke into the industry with [...]

Mar 24, 2014 Comments by
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GMADE SAWBACK

1/10 4WD TRAIL TRUCK | KIT TEXT AND PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Jeep style and scaler detailing unite in this rugged trail machine SAWBACK Once familiar only to in-the-know crawling fans, Gmade's newest flat-fendered ride and a push from distributor HRP stand to give the brand far more publicity. Gmade broke into the industry with [...]

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GMADE SAWBACK

1/10 4WD TRAIL TRUCK | KIT TEXT AND PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Jeep style and scaler detailing unite in this rugged trail machine SAWBACK Once familiar only to in-the-know crawling fans, Gmade's newest flat-fendered ride and a push from distributor HRP stand to give the brand far more publicity. Gmade broke into the industry with [...]

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AXIAL RACING SCX10 JEEP WRANGLER G6

1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC ROCK CRAWLER | RTR PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO A tried-and-true tough truck gets topped with an extra dose of detail Scale crawlers represent a first in the industry — the first time scale building and vehicle performance made a connection. Prior to the arrival of scale crawlers, trucks were either “project” trucks or [...]

Feb 22, 2014 Comments by
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HOW TO HARD-BODY WEATHERING

TEXT & PHOTOS BY SCOTT BAILEY Make it rusty Making your vehicle look more worn, rusty, and “vintage” is a great way to make it stand out from the rest. While there are many ways to achieve the weathered look, some of the most e ective are quite simple. The best part about attempting a [...]

Feb 22, 2014 Comments by
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PROJECT '73 BRONCO SCALER

A custom 1970s soft-body build The old-school Bronco has always held a special place in my heart, especially the '73 model. While Tamiya's 1/10-scale reproduction of this iconic truck inspired me to want to create my own interpretation of the '73, Tamiya only offers the body in Lexan. I always prefer using hard-plastic bodies to [...]

Feb 22, 2014 Comments by
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RC4WD GELANDE II LAND ROVER DEFENDER D90

1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD TRAIL TRUCK | KIT PHOTOS BY PETER HALL AND RICHARD ESCOBEDO Highly detailed and made of metal, the Gelande II serves up a heavy-duty helping of scale detail and British style RC4WD has steadily upped its game from a parts and accessories maker to a manufacturer of complete and highly popular crawling, [...]

Feb 22, 2014 Comments
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HOBBY-PRO PRS1

1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 2WD BUGGY | KIT TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Built with high quality throughout, this buggy is destined for greatness The constant influx of new brands and vehicles makes for an exciting landscape of competitive racing vehicles, particularly as different classes have waxed and waned in popularity. Hobby Pro USA's new PRS1, [...]

Dec 28, 2013 Comments
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AXIAL JEEP WRANGLER WRAITH POISON SPYDER

PHOTOS JOEL NAVARRO 1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD ROCK RACER | RTR An RTR that sinks its fangs into the open desert JEEP WRANGLER WRAITH POISON SPYDER We've seen replicas made of many different full-size vehicles over the years, but never anything quite as unique as Axial's Jeep Wrangler Wraith Poison Spyder rock racer. It's a fully [...]

Nov 22, 2013 Comments
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HELION INVICTUS 10MT

PHOTOS JOEL NAVARRO 1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD TRUCK | RTR A high-voltage package ideal for new monster truckers The great thing about monster trucks is that they can be used on any surface — dirt, rocks, sand, or asphalt. Combine any two or more of them in one trucking session and you're almost guaranteed to have [...]

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