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CARISMA GT10DT

1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD TRUCK | RTR PHOTOS BY PETER HALL Desert-ready realism in a compact, 4WD package Carisma calls its new GT10DT desert buggy a “mini 1/10-scale” model, and while indeed small (1/12 scale seems about right), the car is big on features. “Features” usually means “tech stuff,” and the GT10DT shines there too, but [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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LOSI/HORIZON HOBBY DESERT BUGGY XL

1/5-SCALE GASOLINE 4WD DESERT BUGGY | RTR PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Losi's latest large-scale pump-gas performer heaps on the scale realism Losi's new Desert Buggy XL is one of the brand's three different large-scale platforms, each satisfying a particular type of RC enthusiast — and the roll cage-covered, open-fendered, Baja-style racer hit right at home [...]

May 24, 2014 Comments
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TEAM DURANGO DEX408V2

1/8-SCALE 4WD ELECTRIC RACING BUGGY | KIT TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Durango updates its big electric buggy to stay ahead of the pack In a time where 1/8-scale electric buggies were simply converted nitro platforms, Team Durango was one of the first manufacturers to produce a buggy that was designed for electric power [...]

May 24, 2014 Comments
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RPM MEGA BEARING BLASTER

TRIED · TESTED · TORTURED A better way to clean big bearings RPM's new Mega Bearing Blaster shares the same flow-through design as the original but scales it up to accommodate the larger bearings commonly used in 1/5-scale vehicles. With the growth we've seen in large-scale models in the past few years, RPM's Mega Bearing [...]

May 24, 2014 Comments
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TEAM C TC02 EVO

1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 2WD RACING BUGGY | KIT TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO RC's oldest competitive class gets a new standout vehicle TC02EVO It's a tough world out there in the 1/10-scale 2WD electric class, and to be successful, you need the perfect tool to get the job done. Team C has been a major [...]

Apr 26, 2014 Comments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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