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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Favorite Scalers of 20…

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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Team KNK Vaterra K-5 Blazer Screw Kit

Team KNK Screw Kit for the Vaterra Ascender K-5 Blazer

Are you getting ready to build a new Vaterra K-5 Blazer Ascender kit? Why not build it with high quality (and trick looking) stainless steel hardware? The Team KNK screw kit contains 204 pieces, everything you need to build a new Ascender, or to simply have plenty of spares. The screw kit is priced at $22 and you get one [...]

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Vattera K-5 Blazer Ascender Scale Truck Kit Review

Vaterra now makes a scale truck? We put it through its paces to see if it has what it takes to keep up with the competition! The new kit comes with all sorts of new ideas that really add to the realism of the truck. With options like a quick and easy way to change the wheel base, or loads [...]

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Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet Blazer Ascender RTR

Now RTR – Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender

The kit version of the Vaterra K-5 Blazer has taken the scaling/trailing world by storm. It has incredible scale detailing and good manners on the trail. Now Horizon Hobby has announced that it will be available as a RTR. The RTR features a 2.4GHz Spektrum transmitter, a 35 turn brushed Dynamite motor, and waterproof electronics. The Blazer RTR has a street [...]

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Vaterra Ascender 1986 K-5 Blazer 1/10 4WD Scale Truck Kit Un…

The guys over at Vaterra have recently released a new scale kit with many new ideas that simply aren’t availible anywhere else. Earlier this week I was able to get my hands on a brand new Vaterra Ascender kit! This truck¬† has had all sorts of rumors going around about it, good and bad honestly¬†I belive there is some serious [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Vaterra Ascender First…

While the gang was at iHobby last weekend, I was busy getting in wheel time with arguably the biggest “traditional” scaling platform release this year; the Vaterra Ascender. Big thanks to my trailing buddy Matt Worthington for letting me have at his new truck for an afternoon of trailing and neighborhood crawling. Given that this isn’t my own truck and [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Scale is Hot...But For…

As the gang is busy in Chicago breaking exclusives, I’m stuck back here in STL holding down the fort. Don’t worry about me though, it’s nice coming in at 10 and leaving by 2 getting a quick breather before a torrent of news hits. And since we are in the calm before the storm, this gives me a few minutes [...]

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Vaterra K5 Blazer Video

Video - Horizon's Richard Trujillo on the Vaterra 1986 K5 Bl…

With the release of the much anticipated Vaterra 1985 K5 Blazer just around the corner, the folks at Horizon Hobby made a video to highlight some of its finer details. Rich Trujillo, one of the men behind the design of the new truck, gives a short but detailed presentation on many of the cooler aspects of the Blazer and its [...]

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RC4WD Predator Tracks Vaterra Twin Hammers

RC4WD Predator Tracks Fitting Kits for the Vaterra Twin Hamm…

It might be a hard pill to swallow, but snow is right around the corner. What better way to bash this winter than with a set of RC4WD Predator Tracks? The RC4WD crew now has Predator mounting kits for the Vaterra Twin Hammers. These are made from aluminum, anodized in black, and make it easy to mount Predator Tracks to your [...]

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T-Bone Racing Vaterra Halix Wheelie Bar

T-Bone Racing Wheelie T-Bar for Vaterra Halix

There is no doubt the Vaterra Halix loves to wheelie. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone made a bar with wheels on it so you could pull block long wheelies without flipping over? Cue the music for T-Bone Racing. Their T-Bar mounts right up to the stock Halix rear bumper and will instantly make your truck a whole lot easier to [...]

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Vaterra 2015 Ford Mustang 4WD RTR

Vaterra 2015 Ford Mustang 4WD RTR

While the radical new 2015 Ford Mustang is already making waves in the full size world, we are more stoked for the arrival of the new Vaterra rc version. The Vaterra 2015 Mustang is a meticulously detailed version of the real-deal, offering both incredible scale looks and solid on-road performance. The Vaterra 2015 Mustang comes on their V100-S 4wd on-road platform [...]

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Vaterra Chevy Blazer Video

Video – Vaterra 1986 K-5 Blazer Ascender

The crew over at Vaterra have put up a video showcasing their new ’86 Chevy K-5 Blazer. In the video you can learn more about some of its features, more about its Ascender chassis, and you can even see it in action. Click the video below to check it out, and if you get one on Pre-Order before this Thursday [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – A Challenger Appears

Our hobby has seen it’s fair share of great rivalries. Back in the day Tamiya and Kyosho duked it out in a battle for monster truck supremacy. Associated, Losi and the aforementioned Big K have been waging war on the race track seemingly forever. When it comes to bashing it’s been Traxxas versus….well, everyone I suppose (at least for the [...]

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Vaterra Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender

Vaterra ’86 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender Kit

Are you into rock crawling? Like building your own kits? Is scale realism important to you? If you answered “yes” to those three questions the new ’86 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer from Vaterra should be considered a must buy. At the heart of the Blazer is the new Ascender chassis. The Ascender chassis features a stamped steel frame, adjustable wheelbase, metal gear [...]

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Vaterra Twin Hammers 4WD Rock Racer Kit

Vaterra Twin Hammers 4WD Rock Racer Kit

Our friends over at Vaterra have announced the Twin Hammers will soon be available in kit form. This is some big news as many hobbyists prefer to build their trucks from scratch, modifying and hopping them up during the build process. The kit version also features upgrades like licensed Interco Super Swamper tires, a front locker, and heavy duty front [...]

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