5 Hit Cars No One Saw Coming

In the world of RC, many new releases are easy to predict. New SCX-10 scaler from Axial? No surprise there. Latest version of the race platforms from Associated, Losi, Kyosho, etc.? We all look forward to them. The five models we list here are the opposite of those: no one was expecting these machines, and [...]

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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Jeep Thrills: Kevin Jowett’s Project Mangler

Master builder Kevin Jowett set out to build a perfectly proportioned Jeep YJ with help from his Scale Builders Guild buddies, and we’d say his heavily modded Mangler is just about perfect. Lots of custom fab here–see for yourself! Click to embiggen  

Dec 05, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line’s “Big Give” Will Make You a Holiday Hero

The holiday season is as much about giving as it is getting, and Pro-Line is definitely hip to the “giving” half of the equation with their 12 Days of Christmas Big Give promotion. Starting Sunday, December 7, 2014 and ending Thursday, December 18, 2014 Pro-Line will be giving away a ”Pro-Line Kit prize pack” each day for 12 days (see below for what you [...]

Dec 03, 2014 Comments
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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 [...]

Dec 03, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: What Happened to Monster Truck Racing?

Back in the early 2000s, monster truck racing with independent suspension trucks on local tracks was very popular. People were converting trucks like the Traxxas T-Maxx, Team Associated MGT and Tamiya TNX into full-blown race machines. There were also big races held around the country like the Pro-Line Maxx challenge and Monster Madness that drew [...]

Dec 01, 2014 Comments
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Batman’s “BAT” and Other Amazing Movie Machines Made RC

OK, so these aren’t cars, but they score way too high on the RC cool-meter not to share with you. Prolific modeler, sci-fi fan and YouTuber native18 built all the amazing machines below, which are fully functional flying RC vehicles. Much too cool.

Nov 30, 2014 Comments
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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 [...]

Nov 30, 2014 Comments
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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 [...]

Nov 24, 2014 Comments
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