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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Quiet…Too Quiet

Back in 2013 and 2014 it seemed like there was some sort of major scaler product or news release every month. We are close to halfway through 2015 and, boy, it sure feels quiet by comparison. Over the last year and a half we’ve seen Axial release the new Yeti and Yeti XL platforms as well as updating the SCX10 and [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Fill My Eyes With That Crawler Vi…

You know how you know you are really into crawling? When you start to experience the phenomenon I like to call “Crawler Vision”, that’s how. Once you are afflicted by this condition, you know you are in deep. In my many travels talking to other hardcore types I can confirm it’s definitely a thing. So what is it? To understand [...]

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Cell Block RC Crawler stands from Crawler Innovations

Ever leave your crawler/scaler sit for too long and come back to find semi permanent flat spots in your foams? Well a company that knows a thing or two about tire foams is Crawler Innovations. They have recently put out the Cell Block RC Crawler Stand to keep your tires up off of the ground during storage prolonging the life [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Tips for Buying a Used Scaler

Due to the massive popularity of scale crawlers there is a thriving used marketplace. Thanks to this, many prospective scalers have taken the plunge by buying a pre-owned rig – heck, that’s how I got into it a few years ago. You can certainly find good deals but you also need to be wary of the jokers pawning off “rode [...]

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SSD 2.2 Steel Wheels and Scale Locking Hubs - Review / …

SSD is a relatively new name to the scale scene. Despite not being around long, they’ve come out of the gate swinging with a variety of steel and aluminum products to hop-up your Axial trucks. Given that I’m in the process of tricking out my Wraith Spawn, I recently scored a set of their Black 2.2 10 Hole Steel Wheels (part #SSD00019, street [...]

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RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser Kit Review

With the r/c scale movement white hot, previously niche manufacturer RC4WD is quickly becoming a household name among hobbyists. Their latest release, the Gelande II Cruiser, channels the spirit of one of the most famous off-roaders in automotive history, the legendary Toyota FJ40. Is the Cruiser a runner or just a looker? Read on to find out. From: RC4WD Direct Link: Gelande II Cruiser Unboxing [...]

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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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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 - 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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TheToyz RC Garage Banner

One of the hottest new trends is building an RC Garage. This is where a hobbyist will actually build a small garage to showcase their rc vehicles and also fill it with scale appropriate tools, accessories, and even wall banners. To help make your rc garage the coolest one on the block the folks at TheToyz have a new RC [...]

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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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RC4WD Gelande II D110 Truck Kit With Hard Body

RC4WD Gelande II D110 Truck Kit With Hard Body

The latest RC4WD release for you scale enthusiasts is the Gelande II D110 Truck Kit with Defender Hard Body. The G2 has numerous new features like Yota II axles, an R3 single speed tranny, and the servo mount is up on the chassis for a more scale appearance. A four link suspension is used on the rear while a 3 [...]

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Boom Racing’s Boomerang Internal Spring Aluminum Shocks

The Asiatees Hobbies crew has announced that Boom Racing has Boomrang Internal Spring Aluminum Shocks for your bashing enjoyment. These are designed to give your trail/scale/crawling rig more droop, keeping it closer to the ground for a lower center of gravity. Available in 5 different colors and in three different lengths, they can improve the handling of your truck as [...]

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Review – Axial Wraith Spawn RTR Rock Racer

When the original Wraith was released a few years ago there was nothing else like it on the market. It combined size, speed and scale appeal into a package that instantly made it a hit. Fast forward to late 2014 and the platform has been updated with the release of the Axial Wraith Spawn. The scale 4×4 genre is now [...]

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