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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 [...]



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 [...]



APlastics USA

Aplastics is a manufacturer of RC drift bodies, based out of Ukraine. They have been busy pumping out new body shells, often of cars we haven’t seen in 1/10th scale before. They recently announced USA distribution, based out of Pennsylvania. I am hoarding a few Forester XT body shells, I own a 1:1 XT in real life. Quality is top [...]


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 [...]



Everybody's Scalin' - Scaled Out RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Projec…

The time has come for my big fall project, and oh, what a glorious build it shall be. The first RC4WD Trail Finder 2 that I got my hands on was the red RTR rig we used for the review. It’s since been beaten on pretty good by way of numerous product reviews and general usage. She’s in good shape for the [...]



JConcepts Shows Off New Ford Bodies and Firestorm Monster Tr…

Fresh off the teaser of their new Renegade tires earlier this week, JConcepts is at it again, this time displaying several new bodies as well as another set of monster truck tires at the Trigger King R/C race held this weekend near St. Louis, MO. Up first is their 1993 Ford Supercab, as seen above. It has a wheelbase of around [...]


Axial SMT10 Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck 2

Everybody’s Scalin’ – All About the SMT10

Axial has done it. There is finally a legit, ready to run solid axle monster truck about to hit the market. This has been a loooooong time coming. First off, many long time readers know I love monster trucks. Look, I love scale 4×4’s and trailing….but I LOOOOOVE me some monster trucks. Full size monsters are my first memory as a [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Few More Stereotypes

Last week’s column on scaling stereotypes was some of the most fun I’ve had writing for Big Squid. Based on reader response, it would seem that it was the case for many of you as well. So with Axialfest going on this weekend and the odds that some news will break during it (outside of the SCX102 RTR which was just [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – Fun With Scaling Stereotypes

Many of us that have been trailing for a good amount of time seem to see the same type of personalities come and go – ESPECIALLY those in a club or group. I figure the time is right to poke some fun at the stereotypes that have cropped up over the years. And before I get any angry e-mails, please remember this [...]



Pandora RC – Toyota Altezza BN Sports drift body

Pandora RC recently released the Toyota ALTEZZA/BN Sports 1:10 drift body. Better known as the Toyota IS 300 in the USA. BN Sports is a top shelf 1:1 aero parts and tuning company, and has been partnering with Pandora RC to put out these highly modified body shells that come with a full body kit included – no need to [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – Traveling With Your Scaler Responses

Two weeks ago I posted that I planned to go on vacation with my scaler, and asked if any experienced readers had tips to share. Boy, did you guys ever come out in force! Thank you to everyone who replied. Here are a couple I find particularly informative. The first was from Daniel S. He is part of the RC4WD Recon G6 team [...]



Reminder – Rock Racing at Leisure Hours Raceway

Wanted to show off a quick panorama shot of the Leisure Hours Raceway Rock Racing track! This track is a BLAST to drive on, but it’s not for the weak. Check out some of the action shots of the Yeti below. The rocks are huge, the turns are huge, the hills are huge! Go big or go home right? The [...]