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Posts Tagged ‘scale realism

AquaCraft Fletcher Class Destroyer
At 61″ long and standing 17″ tall, the US Fletcher Class Destroyer from AquaCraft is a beast. And while it may be huge, it is loaded with fine scale detailing so it looks great on the water, or when perched in your rc garage. The Destroyer utilizes a sturdy pre-painted fiberglass hull and a pair of 550 motors for power.

* Main gun turrets can rotate
* Comes with wood display stand
* Has a removable superstructure
* Mast is removable for easy transport
* Props are painted bronze

The part number is #AQUB5705 and you can get more details on everything AquaCraft over on their Official Website.

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Killerbody RC Lancia Stratos 1977 Giro d'Italia
Remember back in the mid-70s when the Lancia Stratos dominated the World Rally Championships? Nope, me neither, I was only 6 years old at the time. However, if you are into race cars then you know the Lancia has become an iconic car from the early days of rally racing.

The people over at Killerbody RC have put out a very nicely detailed version of the 1977 Giro d’Italia Lancia Stratos. It is available in several different trim levels- from clear to full painted and assembled. The Killerbody Lancia is made to fit most touring cars and can definitely make your car stand out in a crowd.

The part number for the body shown above is #48250 and these are available right now. Get more details on all the fine products from Killerbody on their Official Website.

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Rogue Element Centerline Wheels
There is nothing sweeter than bolting the perfect set of wheels on your pride and joy. For some of you that perfect set might be the new 1.55″ Centerline Style Wheels from Rogue Element Components. These are made from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and are made to look very much like their full scale counterparts. The set shown above is made specifically for the Kyosho Scorpion buggy, but they are also available in a “4 wheel drive set” that comes with four equally sized rear wheels.

The price for a standard set of four is $109 and you can hit up This Link to visit the official Rogue Element Components website.

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RC4WD Raceline Octane 2.2 Beadlock Wheels
Some of the latest trick wheels from RC4WD are Raceline Octane 2.2 Beaklocks. These are CNC machined aluminum, black anodized for the official 909 look, and are officially licensed by the Raceline Wheel Company.

* 2.2″ with internal beadlock design
* Standard 12mm hex
* Highly detailed with Raceline logo on wheel nut cover
* Width- 1.22′
* OD- 2.2″
* Weight (each)- 3.38oz

The part number is #Z-W0184, they have a street price of $139 (set of 4), and they are available right now. Get more information at This Link over on RC4WD’s website.

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AquaCraft Bristol Bay Trawler
With scale realism being all the rage, the crew over at Aquacraft loaded their new Bristol Bay Trawler with scale detailing. It comes with details like a wooden deck, working lights, large fish crib, and fully rigged masts. To make it easy to hit the water, it comes as an RTR, taking just minutes to go from box to water.

* Tactic TTX490 2.4GHz SLT radio system
* 30 amp brushed/brushless LiPo ready ESC
* 550 sized motor
* Display stand
* Painted fiberglass hull
* Hull length- 33.5″
* Width- 8.75″
* Height- 29″
* Weight- 7 lb
* Requires- 11.1V 2200mAh LiPo battery, charger and “AA” batteries

The part number is #AQUB5720, it sports a street price of $279, and they should start shipping any time now. For complete details Click Right Here to head over to the official Aquacraft website.

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Here is some news you won’t find anyplace else. Remember that Pro-Line Spy Shot we posted on Friday? We have just received word that Pro-Line will now have an XL Sized version of their Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 2.2″ tires. The XL size is ideal for the scale crawling crowd that wants maximum ground clearance for getting over tough obstacles, or for people that simply like the look of a bigger tire. The Super Swamper XLs bolt right up to Pro-Line’s Titus 2.2″ Bead-Loc wheels and feature that scale look everyone is after.

* Officially licensed by Interco Tire Corporation
* Available in G8 compound
* Comes with memory foam inserts

The part number is #10107-14, street pricing will be right around $30 per pair, and they are scheduled for an August release date. Click Right Here to visit the official Pro-Line website.

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We also added a couple more of our spy shots that we had for size comparison.
A few of your guesses were pretty close. Nice work!

Killerbody RC Horri-Bull Crawler Body
One of the newest bodies announced by Killerbody RC is the Horri-Bull 1/10 crawler body. The Horri-Bull was designed to fit vehicles like the Axial Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and can help give your truck a unique look. The body is available in clear, painted/finished, or as a finished body with light buckets. Several different pre-painted colors are available from Killerbody, as are numerous scale accessories to make it look just the way you want it to.

The body pictured above has a part number of #48336 and they are available right now. To see more pictures and get more details just hit up This Link over on the Killerbody website.

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AsiaTees Hobbies
In case you didn’t get the memo, adding scale accessories to your rig or doing up a righteous scale garage has been a thing for a while now. You’ve probably seen the pictures of Axial G6 type trucks with all sorts of scale accessories mounted on them or pictures of small scale garages that look exactly like their full scale counterparts.

The folks over at Boom Racing have a whole line of scale accessories to help fill up your truck and your rc garage. They have 15 different driver figures, as well as a host of other accessories from tools to various sorts of beverages. Get more information on all their goodies at This Link over on the AsiaTees Hobbies website.

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RC4WD Dick Cepek Fun Country 1.55” Scale Tires
The latest set of 1.55″ sized tires from RC4WD are Dick Cepek Fun Countrys. These are officially licensed by Dick Cepek and are molded from RC4WD’s super soft and super sticky X2 SS rubber compound. Not only should these tires give you the uber scale look everyone is after, but should also provide plenty of traction while out on the trail.

* Made for 1.55″ wheels
* Width: 1.42″
* Weight: 1.75oz each
* Outer Diameter: 3.74″
* Inner Diameter: 1.57″

The part number is #Z-T0124, they are street priced at $24, and they are available right now. Get complete details at This Link over on RC4WD’s official website.

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TheToyz Scale Accessories
So you’ve got your trail rig tough as nails but you need the final touch, some scale accessories. Lucky for you the crew over at TheToyz has just announced three new 1/10 scale accessory sets. All three sets sport the realistic look you are after and are hand painted.

The #TOYZ 335 set includes a pair of red fuel cans with mounts. These are street priced at $9. The #TOYZ 337 is street priced at $19 and comes with a scale winch, a hi lift jack, pry bar, shovel, axe and a gas can with mount. The #TOYZ 336 is a realistic fire extinguisher with mount and is priced at $9. Hit up This Link to head over to TheToyz’s official website for more details.

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Gear Head 1.9 M-190 EZ-Loc
There is nothing quite like a hot set of wheels to make your car/truck stand out, and that doesn’t matter if we are talking rc or your full size ride. The gang over at Gear Head RC have been regularly releasing highly detailed aluminum wheels for the scaling/trailing/crawling crowd and their latest is the 1.9 sized M-190 EZ-Loc. These are constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum right here in the USA and can help give your truck a cool new look. Their EZ-Loc beadlocks makes it easy to get the tires on, while their reversible design gives you two different offset options.

Drive- 12mm Hex
Weight- 3.5 oz each
Size- 1.9″
Width- 1.29″

The part number is #GEA19-08, they are street priced at $149 for a set of four, and they are available right now. Get complete details at This Link over on the RPP Hobby website.

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Yokomo Toyota 86 SD Sport
It seems like every company is upping their game when it comes to scale realism, with their new Toyota 86 it looks like Yokomo is too. Trick wheels, scale realistic exhaust tips, windshield wipers, and rear view mirrors are sure to turn your buddies heads while out cruising the local bash spot.

The Toyota 86 comes on Yokomo’s tough SD Sport molded chassis and features full time 4wd with a diff in the rear and a spool in the front. The part number is #MRTC-86, it is set for an August release date, and you can hit up This Link for more details over on Yokomo’s website.

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RC4WD HobbyTown USA
If you are hardcore into the crawling/scaling scene, you known exactly who RC4WD is, and we got the pleasure of hanging out with them yesterday. RC4WD wasn’t showing off any unannounced products at the show, but they did have a wide variety of trucks, wheels, and axles on display. After spending some face time with the RC4WD crew, we were impressed with how easy they were to talk to, and how hardcore they are about getting even the smallest details right on their products.

Want more information on RC4WD products? Click Here to visit their official website.

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