Axial Wraith “County Mounty” Project Build

This Wraith-based custom reels in the rig’s wheelbase and width for a more scale footprint and tops the chassis off with a Chevy C10 body and police colors to create a five-oh 4X4. Those are the broad strokes—there are many more detailing tricks and custom touches between the bumpers, as you’ll see for yourself! Click [...]

Jan 05, 2015 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: We Need More Injection Molded Bodies!

There’s no doubt that injection molded bodies are the most detailed bodies available and that’s why we see them showing up on most scale trucks these days. The problem is that we don’t have enough bodies to choose from. We have the Toyota Hilux from Tamiya and RC4WD, the Toyota Tundra, Clod Buster Chevy and [...]

Jan 05, 2015 Comments
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WATCH: 1/5 Scale Snow Racing

Snow racing with 1/5 scale cars is pretty cool, and by cool we also mean cold. We’ll take a gallon of hot chocolate to go with that gallon of gas, please. Lots of great action and sounds here, as the big gas burners slide their way through the white stuff. Take a look!

Jan 05, 2015 Comments
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New O.S. Speed B2101 Engine & TrakPower 12v Engine Heater

A new engine from O.S. and an engine heater from TrakPower? Sounds like a two-fer post to us… If you want to run the engine that won the 2014 Worlds under the command of Ty Tessmann, this is it. “B” is for Buggy, and the B2101 is O.S.’ best off-road mill with features that include [...]

Jan 02, 2015 Comments
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This Fully Articulated RC Figure Will Blow You Away

If you thought strapping a wrestling guy into your Wraith looked awesome, you need to check this out. In addition to the eye-popping full RC articulation, his “face” is a Fat Shark first-person-view camera, with the emphasis on PERSON. Can’t wait to see the finished project! Who will be the first to put a pedal-pumping, [...]

Dec 31, 2014 Comments
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ARRMA Raider XL Arrives

As teased previously, ARRMA has announced their new super-sized Raider XL BLX buggy. We’re used to seeing 1/8 scale 4WD buggies, but 2WD models in this size are rare. Click the pics to enlarge, we’ll talk details along the way. It’s hard to get a sense of scale based on this pic, but if you [...]

Dec 31, 2014 Comments
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MattZilla Mantis Rock Crawler by Lee Briggs

The MattZilla RC Works Mantis that Lee Briggs sent us pix of is a rolling wishlist of rock crawler goodies! Axial Wraith axles with Beef Tubes, GripFab lockers, and Axial Racing HD gears put the power down from the Team Novak Havoc Pro ESC and Speed Passion 10.5t motor. For extra reliability Lee employs a [...]

Dec 30, 2014 Comments
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JConcepts Universal Storage Bag

JConcepts latest addition to their line of loot is custom-fit specifically for your gear–because you’re the one doing the custom-fitting! The durable, zippered outer shell holds a block of pre-scored foam that is easily “plucked” to create a custom opening for your favorite radio, charger, backup motors, engines, or whatever you want to store and [...]

Dec 29, 2014 Comments
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