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Ford GT = Gorgeous Tamiya [READER’S RIDE]

Ford GT = Gorgeous Tamiya [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Don Almeido pays scale tribute to Ford’s Le Mans conquering GT with his special Red Card issue Tamiya F103GT with its carbon lower chassis. To that he added a 19T Corally brushless motor on an aluminum motor mount, with a HobbyWing speed control. To that […]
Custom 3D-Printed Hot Rod [READER’S RIDE]

Custom 3D-Printed Hot Rod [READER’S RIDE]

Jason Suter designed in CAD and used rapid prototyping to develop his custom Hot Rod, which is inspired by the classic ’32 Ford Deuce Coupe style. The body is 3D-printed in SLS nylon while the chassis is laser-cut out of aluminum. Most of his driveline and running gear is aluminum, sourced from the RC crawler […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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. […]
Super Scale RC4WD Toyota LC70 from Down Under [READER’S RIDE]

Super Scale RC4WD Toyota LC70 from Down Under [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Lee Hawking of VaultRC sent in his Trail Finder 2-based build all the way from Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The LC70 is the Land Cruiser-based truck sold exclusively in Australia and its indestructibility is legendary Down Under. This one is set up for both work […]

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Building a 1/8 Time Machine! [VIDEO]

Building a 1/8 Time Machine! [VIDEO]

Well…sort of. Actually, our sister-publication Die Cast X just started a build-up of the 1/8-scale Back to the Future DeLorean kit from Eaglemoss Collections. They will be chronicling the entire build on video and the first episode is now up (link is below.) The detail on the car looks amazing. When its complete it will […]
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 […]

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Asphalt-Burning Bronco Slash GT [READER’S RIDE]

Asphalt-Burning Bronco Slash GT [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! 3D-printed scale accessories for crawlers are pretty common these days, but Daniel Porter wanted something a little different. He bought himself a printer and started by revamping drag car wings and diffusers he had previously built in styrene and aluminum, but he also wanted […]
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 […]
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