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Drift Itch – Scale Drift Track Build part 2

Hey gang, Evol here again with an update on my scale drift track build. If you remember last time around we focused on the easy to get and lower cost options for building the basis of your drift track. You don’t? Well check out volume 1 Here. This time around we are going to look at couple of options for [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – So Many Tires

So you wanna see a good sign that scaling is now totally mainstream? JConcepts, longtime uber hardcore racing company, announced not one but two scaling tire releases this week. And while I’m not big on the more “comp crawler” style of the Rupture tire, the scale appearing Scorpios is making some waves across scaler nation. They sport an aggressive tread/sidewall pattern that looks [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Pulling Truck Questions

This week I’m tackling a question sent to me by a reader. Big Squid, I was interested in getting into the RC pulling trucks and was curious where to shop for one? I have seen pictures of some of your all stuff and like them a lot. I have searched different places and can’t seem to find anything. Nitro or electric? I’m most interested in [...]

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Drift Itch – Scale Drift Tracks

I think that the one thing that has grabbed and held me with RC drifting is the scale aspect of it. More and more you see scale drifters decked out with intercoolers, mirrors, wipers, lights, and it doesn’t stop with the cars. The tracks some of these clubs are constructing to drift on are beyond real. Rumble strips, guard rails, [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – My Visit to the Great Train Expo

We are taking a break from standard r/c stuff to talk about the original scaler; the model train. I had the pleasure of attending the Great Train Expo last weekend, which took place right up the road from me in Saint Charles, MO. This event is part tradeshow, part exhibition carnival and part flea market. Among the super detailed displays [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Applying a Vinyl Wrap to a Wraith…

Happy Friday! I made a post last week about getting a custom wrap for my Axial Wraith Spawn from the folks at FreqEskinz, and late last week a UPS box showed up at my door. What came out of the package is what you see above – a fresh sheet-o-stickers. For those curious on how a vinyl wrap is installed, [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Drifting and Craw…

Scale interiors, radiators, bodies & wheels….sounds a lot like scaling right? Well yes, but I’m actually talking about drifting. On the surface a scale off-road crawling truck may not look like it has anything to do whatsoever with a belt driven drift car, but there are sure a lot of similarities between genres. The line between each “scene” is becoming more [...]

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Drift Itch – The Evolution of the RC drift chassis

OK kids gather round cuz it’s story time. Back in the early days when RC drift was in its infancy, guys were cutting down ABS pipe and using them for tires on converted touring car chassis to get their slide on. I myself started on a RC10 TC3. Man it was a great car, super tough and with a front [...]

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Vanquish Products centered rear axle for Axial Wraith a…

One of the coolest scale upgrades in recent years for the Axial Wraith (and now the Yeti) are the Currie Rock Jock Axles from Vanquish Products. As scale realistic as they are, a common complaint from the hardcore scaler community was the lack of a centered differential version to run on the rear of the rig. (The original Currie had [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Running in the Sn…

Winter is a brutal time to be into this segment of the hobby. Outside of a few very rare exceptions, there is no “winter indoor season” for scaling. If you don’t plan on letting your rig set for 3-4 months then you need to buck up and get out in the cold. With the cold comes snow. One of the [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Playing with Toy…

  Boy, that announcement from RC4WD about their action figures sure prompted a wave of comments, emails and office discussion with people trying to make their own point about when “enough is enough” on the scale realism thing. Here’s my take. While I’ve been an r/c hobbyist for around 20 years now (I’m 30), I’ve been a scale modeler for even longer. [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Best Shots of 201…

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! It’s been pretty slow around these parts due to the holidays (I’m also at the mercy of the USPS waiting on parts for 3 different trucks) so to bide some time here is a big gallery showcasing some of my favorite shots from 2014. I had a very busy year taking parts [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Favorite Scalers …

As the Big Squid Bash Crew prepares to name it’s coveted Basher of the Year in the very near future, I figured that our resident scalers, Adam the Intern and myself, would name our (slightly less coveted) favorite scaling releases of the last year. There were a lot of cool kits that released over the last 12 months but these [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - A Look Back at 20…

As 2014 draws to a close, I think it’s time for a bit of reflection. This was the year when the budding scale movement of 2012 and 2013 officially turned into a raging fire across all of r/c land. It’s not just scale crawlers either. Many bashing vehicles have now fallen in line with the trend and at the very [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - First Drag Racing…

I’ve long been a casual NHRA fan but “something always came up” when the tour rolled through town. I’d always put it off until next year…for around 10 consecutive years. After missing last year’s show I drew a line in the sand and said “Come hell or high water, I will go see a nitro race this year”. Thankfully, my [...]

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