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Boom Racing Asian RECON G6

Boom Racing To Host First Asian RECON G6

The folks at Boom Racing are proud to announce that they are the hosts for the very first RECON G6 to be held in Asia. That’s right folks, Brian Parker & his crew will be making the trek this November to Hong Kong to put on one of his epic scale off-road events. The scale off-road scene has been blowing [...]



RC4WD Flat Nasty Fallout Recon-G6

Flat Nasty Off-road Park hosted the Missouri edition of the Recon G6 for the 2nd year in a row and for good reason. Nestled in southern Missouri Flat Nasty features some incredible terrain weather you like to wheel 1:1 crawlers, ATVs and UTVs and even the rock bouncers stop by to huck themselves at Missouri’s southern hills on occasion. Its [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – RC4WD Lands RECON G6

Heya folks, I know it’s a day early for Scalin’, but some big news broke this morning – RC4WD has become the new title sponsor of the RECON G6 series. This is a huge coup for RC4WD and another feather in their cap as they continue their blitz to gain share in the ultra competitive scale crawler marketplace. From the outside it also seems [...]


Axial Recon G6 4

Everybody’s Scalin’ – Endurance Racing & Ford Bodies

As winter keeps on keepin’ on, it’s nice to look ahead to warmer weather, sunny skies, and the start of scaling season. While it’s true that technically there is no “off-season” for the avid trailsman, it sure is a lot more enjoyable when the temperature is bearable. One of the first big events of 2016 is also approaching – the [...]


Pro-Line Recon G6

Pro-Line Now The Official Scale Accessory Of Recon G6

The good guys over at Pro-Line are proud to announce that they are now the Official Scale Accessory of the Recon G6 series. For those of you just getting back from a long trip to Mars, the Recon G6 is an extremely popular off-road series where participants push their scale appropriate Axial vehicles over all sorts of gnarly terrain. Pro-Line [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – Be Nice To Your Hotel Room

It’s summer time and that means vacation. It also means that scaling season is in full swing, what with big events happening all over the country. Heck, Axialfest is just a month away. It’s now common for hobbyists to travel with their scaler while on holiday. Being a landlocked midwesterner, I loved the chance to take my SCX10 to the Florida coast [...]



Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Axial RECON G6 Addit…

As the calendar creeps forward to spring, the folks behind the Axial RECON G6 scale adventure series are prepping for what they hope will be another banner year. If you aren’t familiar with what exactly a RECON G6 is, check out an interview I did last spring with head honcho Brian Parker. Axial also has a nice write-up on their [...]


Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler G6 Falken Edition

Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler G6 Falken Edition RTR

New from Axial is their SCX10 Jeep Wrangler G6 Falken Edition. The latest Axial sports a fully licensed dovetail Jeep body with special Falken livery and is loaded with scale detailing from front to rear. The uber scale realism on the outside is mounted on top of the SCX10 platform, a platform that has long proven itself to be extremely [...]



Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - RTR'n at RECON G6 and …

I’m still recharging from a crazy RECON G6 weekend but have emerged my garage just long enough to bring you this week’s column. If you haven’t yet, check out my two part coverage from earlier this week (mega truck race here, RECON G6 here). Before I close the book on it I wanted to share a couple things that I [...]



Event Coverage – Axial Iron Mountain Depot RECON G6

The Axial Iron Mountain Depot RECON G6 was held this past weekend in St. Louis, MO, and it was quite the event. It set the attendance record for the traveling tour (i.e. not Axialfest) with a staggering 143 day / 97 night entries, and 9 states were represented So how did the event actually go? What exactly is an “Iron [...]


Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – All Aboard the G-Train

It’s a RECON G6 weekend here in St. Louis! While you can get the event details right here there is one very important change to note. The actual G6 event (and mud race) on Saturday will take place right down the road from the listed spot on the website. The new location is Sports Center Park in St. Peters, MO. [...]


Axial RECON G6 – Big Squid RC Driver’s Challenge Stage

One of the cool things about Axial Recon G6 competition is that each event encourages local club participation by way of driver challenges. A G6 driver’s challenge can consist of almost anything; it may be as simple as a tough obstacle or something as crazy as building a raft to float their rig down a creek. I remember when I [...]



Interview with Axial RECON G6 Series Founder Brian Parker

The 2014 Axial RECON G6 event series is underway! Here at Big Squid HQ we are preparing for the “Iron Mountain Depot RECON G6” taking place April 12th in O’fallon, MO (click here for full event rules, details, and registration) and I was recently able to catch up with series founder and “course master” Brian Parker (everyone knows him as [...]


RC4WD Gelande II Truck Kit w/Defender D90 Body

Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - I Fought Gelande and G…

Happy Friday! I hope everyone out there is in as good a mood as I am. The weather is FINALLY turning around, my beloved St. Louis Blues just landed a star goalie (Ryan Miller), my favorite band just released an awesome new record (Drive-by Truckers), my favorite game has a sequel coming out in a couple days (Dark Souls) and [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – The Winter Blues

Ugh, this winter sucks. Last year I was scaling nearly every weekend thanks to mild weather. This year has just been snow after snow with sub 0º temperatures to boot. Oh well, with spring (hopefully) right around the corner I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know my buddies and I are chomping at [...]