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ECX Barrage Scale Crawler

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Baby Barrage

I’ve been running hot around here the for the last month or so and just realized that I had never discussed the 1/12 ECX Barrage 1.9 RTR Crawler. The Barrage, scheduled to be released early November according to our friends at A-Main Hobbies, is interesting to me as it’s trying to appeal to the budget crawler crowd with a small platform, just [...]


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Aplastics USA body competition and fox body 5.0 renders

Aplastics USA is running a body competition to showcase their lineup of scale RC car bodies. Check out the rules list below – it’s awesome to see the closing date so far out on November 30th. “Aplastics USA, and is proud to announce our first body competition. 1. It must be a Aplastics body 2. It can be modified how ever [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – California Dreamin’

This past week has been a great one as my wife and I flew to California, rented a sports car and drove up and down the coast. As luck would have it, one of her relatives lives in Paradise, CA, a stone’s throw from Chico. So while she was visiting her uncle I managed to sneak into A-Main Hobbies retail [...]



Out in the wild: Yeah Racing Sprint2 RWD Drift Conversion Ki…

Yeah Racing hasn’t given up on the Sprint2 and their new RWD conversion kit has started landing in the US. My buddy Tommy of two tone dynasty/rare arts USA received one of the first kits in the USA and sent a few snaps and video of his initial tune – props for the share! #unitedwedrift With RWD cars, we [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – You Don’t Have To Go Your Own Way

Whether I’m discussing a club I run with on here or some other corner of the Internet, there always seems to be a few people that chime in with “I wish there were people near me that did this.” I know the feeling, as I used to carry that thought around when I first tried to get into scale crawling. I started with scalers in [...]


aplastics mustang

Get out of my dreams and into my Fox body mustang

Aplastics USA announced a special limited edition run of the Ford “fox body” Mustang. These are limited to 50 total, with each specially numbered. This body will be based off the widebody racecar shown below. Details are still coming in, but we expect quality work based on their previous efforts. Color us stoked! Get your pre-order through APlastics USA and [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – Brings a Tear to My Eye

The above picture, shot last week at my LHS, may not mean much to some people, but it was definitely a cool sight for me. The two biggest names in monster trucks, each represented by two of the biggest names in r/c, sitting right there in the display case as two of the hottest items on the market. Brings a tear [...]



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 [...]



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 [...]



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 [...]



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 [...]



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 [...]


Pro-Line Ambush Scale Crawler Unboxing 3

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 [...]



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 [...]


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 [...]