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This Weather-Beaten Trail Bug is a Vaterra Twin Hammers [READER’S RIDE]

This Weather-Beaten Trail Bug is a Vaterra Twin Hammers [READER’S RIDE]

Ronald Martin’s bug-bodied Twin Hammers is a perfect reminder of how modest beginnings can lead to great results. He tells us that this project all started with a donated spare parts chassis he inherited from a friend. He dug into his own stash of leftover parts to put the basic foundation together. He had some […]
Davide Ongaro Wins Team Associated’s 29th IFMAR World Championship [VIDEO]

Davide Ongaro Wins Team Associated’s 29th IFMAR World Championship [VIDEO]

From Team Associated: Event Name: IFMAR 1:8 I.C. Off-Road World Championship Event Location: Model Off-Road Buggy Club — Perth, Australia Event Date(s): November 1, 2018 to November 10, 2018 Team Associated’s Davide Ongaro drove his RC8B3.1 to Team Associated’s 29th IFMAR World Championship this past weekend in Perth, Australia! This is Team Associated’s first 1:8 […]

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Competition Custom (SC)XJ [READER’S RIDE]

Competition Custom (SC)XJ [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Kyle Camilleri sent this gorgeous Axial SCX-10-based XJ all the way from his home on the island of Malta! He built it to compete in the European Recon G6 event held in Maggiora, Italy using a Jeep body given to him by his friend […]
Vintage Scale Perfection: 1946 Dodge Power Wagon [READER’S RIDE]

Vintage Scale Perfection: 1946 Dodge Power Wagon [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Zach Audet told us plans for this build started the second he first saw Pro-Line’s ’46 Power Wagon body for the first time, and seven months later he had what you see here. Ultra-scale was his top priority, so he hand-made his own chassis […]

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Old-School Monster Mopar Replica [READER’S RIDE]

Old-School Monster Mopar Replica [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Scott Lempert is a machine when it comes to custom scale builds. He sends in so many awesome projects we could practically give him a tenured position in Reader’s Rides! Just in time for Halloween, his latest build is a retro-themed monster truck patterned […]
TF2 Toyota Trifecta — Three Amazing Reader Builds using RC4WD’s Scaler

TF2 Toyota Trifecta — Three Amazing Reader Builds using RC4WD’s Scaler

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Everyone knows RC4WD as the purveyor of fine scale tune-up and dress-up items for our favorite trail rigs. In fact, probably 8 out of 10 Reader’s Ride submissions we get in the scale crawler genre feature at least one part from the RC4WD catalogue. […]

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Gear Guide 2019
Sand Rustler Buggy [READER’S RIDE]

Sand Rustler Buggy [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! A lot of Scott Lempert’s projects are custom scale builds and we’ve shown plenty of them in Reader’s Rides, but he also builds vehicles just for fun. When he decided he wanted something for playing in the sand, he wasn’t going just grab something […]
Axialfest 2018: Scale Off-Road’s Ultimate Event

Axialfest 2018: Scale Off-Road’s Ultimate Event

Wow, Axialfest 2018 was awesome! I’ve covered this event three years in a row and somehow the gang at Axial find ways to make it better every year; this year was no exception. The amount of entries also increase; this year there were 200 entries more than 2017 and which put the total count close to […]

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Blacked-Out Redcat [READER’S RIDE]

Blacked-Out Redcat [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Angel Ocasio used a little bit of everything to customize his Redcat Gen7 Jeep Cherokee. The body is from Axial, as is the roof rack that fits it. Protecting it are a set of Integy bumpers, complete with aluminum shackles. The rear one has a […]
Axial Jeep Beach Bomber [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Jeep Beach Bomber [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Would you believe this nicely decked out Axial SCX10 II Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was Peter Lundberg’s very first foray into trail and scale? He had a vision of the look he wanted and he did his research before deciding on the SCX10 II. But […]

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Rat Wraith Reborn! [READER’S RIDE]

Rat Wraith Reborn! [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear!   Way back in 2015 we first featured Aaron Bailey’s metal-body Rat Wraith 1.9, but he has reinvented the truck so we figured it was worth another look. It’s got a new set of body panels, new paint, plus new custom bumpers and sliders […]
Custom Retro Monster Truck “Giant 1” [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Retro Monster Truck “Giant 1” [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! We really dig the retro look of Blake Egdamin’s custom 1/10 monster truck patterned after the old Giant 1 Ford. It is built off of a Grund Motorsports retro chassis and uses Tamiya Hi-Lift leaf springs with axles and transmission from a HPI Wheely […]
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