The latest body from the JConcepts crew is their Finnisher C4.2. The Finnisher C4.2 is made to fit the Associated B4.2 with Centro mid-motor conversion kit. It features an aerodynamic package that is said to add stability and consistency, helping to make your buggy easier to drive fast.
The part number for the Finnisher C4.2 is #0265 and it has a retail price of $27. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Killer Body RC is based out of the Chicago metro and are an O.E.M. of polycarbonate bodies, accessories, and both rc and die cast cars. The biggest news in their booth this year was the Warrior line-up of small Mini-Z sized off-road and on-road vehicles. The RTR Warriors are not shipping yet but should be a hit among the small scale crowd when they land in hobby shops.
Also featured in their booth was a variety of scale looking bodies for both on-road and off-road. Whether you be a consumer looking for a trick new lid for your SCT, or a company looking to source some polycarbonate bodies, you can get more information on Killer Body RC at This Link.
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Killer Body RC iHobby 2013
The friendly folks over at Parma have a cool booth here at the iHobby Expo 2013. They are also showing a brand new body, the Speed Shop Hauler. The Speed Shop Hauler looks like a chopped mid-50′s pick-up truck, offering an unique alternative to pop on your short course truck. You can see Cubby holding one below in the first gallery, but look for more pictures of the Speed Shop Hauler later in the weekend with a custom BigSquidRC paint job on it.
Also in the Parma booth is their recently released Rally Xtreme body. The Rally Xtreme is intended to bolt on the Traxxas Rally car, but also fits right on most short course trucks.
With Pactra pulling out of the aerosol paint business, we asked the Parma crew if there was any chance they would step in. Their answer? They wouldn’t get specific, but it sounded like they were working on it.
If you would like to learn more about Parma products hit up This Link.
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Parma iHobby Gallery 1
Parma iHobby Gallery 2
When you start hopping up your Thunder Tiger MT-4 G3 the single biggest change you can make to its looks is changing the body. This week we’ll be going over what it takes to put a new body on your big TT.
Hit the “Read More” button to see what it takes to mount up a body and wing to the Thunder Tiger MT-4 G3.
PROTOform has just announced their latest body, a 1971 Pontiac Trans Am. Once again the PROTOform crew has knocked one out of the park, the Trans Am looks awesome and it should perform quite well on your VTA racer or cul-de-sac speed machine.
With scale realism all the rage, PROTOform put lots of scale detailing into the Trans Am, examples of this are the shaker hood scoop, duck tail rear spoiler, and aggressive front beak. The Trans Am also comes with a spare nose cone just in case you crash as often as we do.
* Officially licensed by General Motors
* Lots of details for added scale realism
* Formed from genuine GE .030 lexan
* Fits VTA rules touring cars
* Comes with extra nose cone & hardware
* Extensive decal sheet is supplied
* Comes with over spray film and window masks
* Length: 17.87”
* Height: 4.17”
* Wheelbase: 10.24”
* Width at front wheel wells: 7.8”
* Width at rear wheel wells: 8.15”
The part number for the PROTOform ’71 Trans Am is #1535-30, it has a street price of $33, and it has a release date of September 19th.
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PROTOform Trans Am Gallery
Tired of the same old short course truck bodies? Yes, we are too. Here’s a fresh one for you, the new Nissan Armada body from JConcepts. This clear body will definitely give your old truck a new look.
JConcepts uses air escape passages to help fight the dreaded parachute effect, while a low profile roof line helps keep the center of gravity low. A rear spoiler is included for more rear traction and greater straight line stability.
* Fits a wide variety of SCT’s
* Scale inspired design
* Officially licensed by Nissan
* Hi-Flow areas to reduce parachute effect
* Fender flares for greater tire clearance
The part number for the JConcepts Nissan Armada is #0263 and it has a retail price of $43.
The weend is oh-so-close, you never know what you’ll find at the end of a BigSquidRC TGIF Mystery Link.
JConcepts Nissan Armada Gallery
Looking to change up the looks of your SCT? Maybe your old body is worn out? Perhaps you are a big fan of Monster Energy? Is so, the guys at Team Associated have you dialed with their Kyle LeDuc Monster Energy Contender body. The Contender fits SC10 2wd and 4wd trucks, has a part number of #9894, and should have a street price of right around $69. For more information simply click THIS LINK.
The weekend is nearly here, time for a TGIF BigSquidRC Mystery Link.
Whether you are working on a perfect scale machine or simply trying to get your weekend bash body to look right, getting a nice straight line with curved lexan scissors can be a pain. PROTOform has a new Better Edge Sanding Block that can help make your life easier. Its straight edge makes it easy to get a nice straight line on the bottom of your body, while its curved edges make life easier in the nooks and crannies. It can also come in handy when sanding on parts or tires.
The PROTOfrom sanding block is made from nylon and uses a hook-and-loop system to hold its 120 grit sandpaper. It has a part number of #6108-00 and a street price of $8. Hit up THIS LINK for more information.
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PROTOform Sanding Drum Gallery
For all you Subaru (and Toyota/Scion) fans out there ABC Hobby has a very nice looking Subaru BRZ clear lexan body. The ABC Subaru body has a lot of detailing and looks just like its full size counterpart. Put this body on the touring car of your choice and you’ll surely turn some heads at your local bash spot or drift event.
The ABC Hobby BRZ body is 195mm wide and is made for cars with a wheelbase of 260mm. It comes with light buckets, a rear wing, decal sheet and window masking. The BRZ has a part number of #66139, and is priced at right around $40.
Want to find more products that have great scale realism? Check out This Link right here on BigSquidRC.
ABC Hobby Subaru BRZ Gallery
Not everyone likes the same old look for their short course truck. With that in mind, the guys over at Parma have a new body called the Fifty Six Fastlane SC Baja. The Fifty Six Fastlane fits all popular tenth scale short course trucks like the Slash, SC10 and SCTE with just minor body post modifications.
Along with the clear Parma body you get window masks, decal sheet, and over spray protection. The part number is #1240 and it has a street price of $39.
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Rear of Parma Fifty Six Fastlane SC
In the war to fight the dreaded parachute effect on short course trucks, Pro-Line has introduced a new body called the EVO SC. The EVO SC uses a steeply sloped front hood to not only help keep air from getting under the front of your truck, but it also provides front down-force to give you more steering. The rear of the body features large holes to reduce lift, drag, and to help reduce weight.
The part number for the EVO SC is #3413-00 and it has a street price of $35. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official Pro-Line website.
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Pro-Line EVO SC Gallery
One of our “go to” trucks around the office is our Pro-Line Pro-2 SCT. It’s decked out from head to toe in Pro-Line gear, but we held off putting a body on it until we could find something extra cool. Finally, we chose the Pro-Line Flo-Tek Ford Raptor to be a great body for bashing, then we contacted RC Custom Lab Workz to put a sic design on it. The RC Custom Lab Workz crew are all about a process called hydro dipping, a process that can put cool graphics on rc bodies, transmitter cases, and lots of other rc related items.
The RC Custom Lab Workz crew put a gnarly zombie/skull design on the Ford Raptor body and now our Pro-Line Pro-2 is ready to show up in style to any bash event. There are a ton of different designs to chose from, and it costs around $45 to have your body hydro dipped. To get more information on getting your body hydro dipped, just hit THIS LINK for the official RC Custom Lab Workz Facebook page.
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RC Custom LAB WORKZ Gallery
One of the new exhibitors at the 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention was a company called Killerbody RC. Some of you industry types might know them by Sun Trade LTD which is based right down the road from us here in Chicago.
Killer Body RC makes all types of licensed aftermarket bodies, from 1/28th scale all the way up to 1/7th scale. Some of the products in their booth was a 7th scale licensed Corvette body and their new short course truck inner body cockpit. Besides bodies they are also big into scale accessories like seat belts, protection netting, and seats, among many others. Killer Body RC also produces a lot of licensed die cast products. To see everything they offer simply click THIS LINK.
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Killerbody RC Gallery 1
Killerbody RC Gallery 2