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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Basic Paint Type Advice

I was recently painting my RC4WD Blazer body when I had the thought that it was time for a paint PSA. One of the most common noob questions is “Can I use spray paint on my body?”. I sometimes see experienced hobbyists (those who don’t do any body work) fall prey to this erroneous misconception as well. The answer, of course, is [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – So Many Projects

Happy Friday all ye faithful. This is, without a doubt, THE best time of the year to go scaling. The midwest temperatures are pleasant, the scenery is great, and trees haven’t started to shed leaves all over the trails just yet. While Spring earns high marks for alleviating cabin fever, Fall takes the cake as far as I’m concerned. While Fall is [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Brown Sound

I recently had the chance to experience an ESS r/c sound system first hand. It was both extremely cool and super loud! Pegging the throttle and hearing the rumble of a big block v8 (that sounded very accurate!) is a lot more fun than I initially thought it would be. There is a by-product of this, however- the oddity of driving [...]

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sprint2 rwd conversion kit by yeah racing

Sprint2 fans take notice, Yeah Racing is set to release a RWD conversion kit for the HPI Sprint2 in September. We’ve only a few teaser pics available, but why should that stop the speculation? What we can see from the extensive parts list below is a move from the old c-hub standard to the hot c-hubless design that most RWD [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Mt. Rushmore of Scalers

It’s one of my favorite Fridays of the year- the kickoff to Labor Day Weekend! That means fall is about to arrive, complete with football, apple cider, and habitable temperatures. So with that in mind, let’s do something a little different. I had a fun conversation with friends awhile back where we were discussing- “If there was a Mt. Rushmore of [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Little Baby Leafer, Isn’t It Cute?!

The biggest news that dropped this week was the announcement of the Pro-Line Ambush, a new 1:25 scale RTR crawler. Let’s ignore that Pro-Line is making their own scaler for a minute (that is big news in and of itself) and instead look at the fact that it has a leaf spring suspension. It’s a LEAFER, hell yes! I’ll raise a drink [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Monsterizing a Monster Truck

Hello gang, I hope everyone is having a most fantastic Friday. I’ve spent the past week starting the mod process on my SMT10 and want to show off what I’ve done thus far. Remember those recently announced JConcepts Ford bodies? One of them magically found its way to my mailbox, specifically a ’93 Super Cab. The early 90’s were a glorious time for monster trucking, so [...]

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KMC 2.2 XD820 Grenade Aluminum Beadlock Wheels

KMC 1.9 and 2.2 Aluminum Beadlocks From Incision RC

Who likes scale and cheap? *everyone raises their hand*. The new officially licensed KMC XD820 Grenade wheels from Incision RC do just that. With an all aluminum design, you can pick up a set for just over $60 at Amain Hobbies. Whether you choose from silver or black, both give killer scale points to your rig without breaking the bank. Get more [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Scaled Out RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Projec…

The time has come for my big fall project, and oh, what a glorious build it shall be. The first RC4WD Trail Finder 2 that I got my hands on was the red RTR rig we used for the review. It’s since been beaten on pretty good by way of numerous product reviews and general usage. She’s in good shape for the [...]

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d-like updates the Re-R Hybrid drift chassis and Real dri gy…

D-Like announced new versions of their heralded Re-R Hybrid chassis and Real Dri Gyro Premium . Based out of Japan’s southern Kumamoto prefecture, this shop has been at the forefront of weight shift style. The Re-R was the first design to utilize high sprung weight (the battery) to increase body roll – this style lends itself to realistic driving lines [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Duratrax Scaling Tires Discussion

Apologies for no column last week, gang. I wound up being caught in travel with (gasp) no internet connection where I was staying. I’ll try not to let that happen again! Anyways, on to it. Over the last couple weeks, various staffers have been posting reviews of Duratrax scaling tires. You can click here for the 1.9 Approach and here for [...]

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Drift Arms Race!

The RC drift scene continues to up the ante, this time with an arms race! For the advanced drifter looking for additional tweaks take a look at the new Overdose and Wrap Up Next rear arms. Available in standard 2.5mm or 3mm arm pins, these should fit most RC drifters on the market today. Overdose brings a new design with [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – All About the SMT10

Axial has done it. There is finally a legit, ready to run solid axle monster truck about to hit the market. This has been a loooooong time coming. First off, many long time readers know I love monster trucks. Look, I love scale 4×4’s and trailing….but I LOOOOOVE me some monster trucks. Full size monsters are my first memory as a [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Few More Stereotypes

Last week’s column on scaling stereotypes was some of the most fun I’ve had writing for Big Squid. Based on reader response, it would seem that it was the case for many of you as well. So with Axialfest going on this weekend and the odds that some news will break during it (outside of the SCX102 RTR which was just [...]

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RC Oahu Trigger RWD Chassis – Japan exclusive

Following up on last week’s The Cub Report, let’s take a look at RC Oahu’s Trigger chassis. This one is said to be limited to 50 units and brings a few tweaks to popular trends in the drift scene.

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