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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 […]
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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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 […]
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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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 […]
MST Bronco Big Oly Tribute [READER’S RIDE]

MST Bronco Big Oly Tribute [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Jeremy Kilburn has a fondness for winged trucks. He got an original Tamiya Blazing Blazer way back in 1988 as a kid, which he still owns today — and drives once a year just to blow the dust off. He decided he wanted a […]

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BP Custom Power Wagon [READER’S RIDE]

BP Custom Power Wagon [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Cameron McLean implored us to take a look at his Dodge Power Wagon build, but with the gorgeous photos to match the retro-cool style of his truck, he could totally have played it cool and we still would have picked him for Reader’s Rides. Any […]
Traxxas TRX-4 Takes Realism to the Xtreme  [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas TRX-4 Takes Realism to the Xtreme [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Glenn Castillo loves the way his TRX-4 drives, so he put his focus on increasing his truck’s looks and scale realism—a feat he achieved spectacularly in our opinion! He didn’t like how Traxxas covered up the windows so he cut them out and re-glassed […]

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Axial SCX10 Retro-Beauty Canuck Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Retro-Beauty Canuck Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! François Dion credits his buddy Miguel Bounadere for the spectacular photos taken near his home in Québec, Canada, but the workmanship on this gorgeous SCX10 II is all his own. It was treated to a full upgrade of ST Racing Concepts chassis parts under […]
HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s one you don’t see every day: HPI’s wheelie-popping monster truck turned into a rock-crawling tube frame buggy. Steve Glasbergen from Tsawwassen, British Columbia sent it in.The tube chassis itself is from Integy, while power comes courtesy of a 55-turn motor and HobbyWing speed control with drag brake hidden under the vented hood panel. All […]

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GCM Jeep JK Wrangler [READER’S RIDE]

GCM Jeep JK Wrangler [READER’S RIDE]

Scott Lempert started with a a GCM Tiny Trucks J2 chassis skeleton kit especially developed to fit Chinese Jeep JK bodies that have shown up over the last couple years on eBay. For power he chose a Holmes Hobbies 16T Crawlmaster Pro with a Castle speed control. He dressed it up with extra hood detail […]
Custom 6×6 Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Custom 6×6 Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Getting a custom 6×6 truck to have the efficiency and range of motion to be a fully capable crawler can be a challenge, but Daniel Anguita wasn’t interested in a shelf-queen, so he put the work in. He grafted two sets of Axial SCX10 frame rails together with aluminum braces for the truck’s backbone. He […]
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