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Monster Truck Madness #9 – Are Solid Axle Monsters For You?

Given that I’m a loudmouth constantly spouting off about the greatness of solid axle monster trucks, you may see the question posed in the title of this article and immediately assume my answer is “YES”. That’s not the case though. As much as I enjoy working on and driving them, they can be fickle beasts and therefore aren’t necessarily for everyone. I’m [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #8 – Why the Clod Endures

Few, if any radio controlled model kits have lived the life of Tamiya’s infamous Clodbuster. So, how does a vehicle that was released 30 years ago not only remain relevant, but also be arguably the most popular it’s ever been, save for maybe the early 90’s? I know that many non-monster truck people actively wonder this. For them, I’ll try and [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Wheels In the Sky Keep Turnin’

With all the new scale crawling news that has been seemingly breaking each week since mid October (more on the Venture FJ next week as at the time of this writing Thursday there wasn’t much info available), some of the other stuff going on can fall through the cracks. One of said news pieces is the monster truck wheel from [...]

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Review – Pro-Line Destroyer Clodbuster Tires

When it comes to r/c tires, Pro-Line Racing has long been an industry leader. Whether you are a basher or racer they’ve always had the goods. That being said, it’s been many moons since they offered anything for the scale monster truck crowd. That changed a few weeks ago with the announcement of the Pro-Line Destroyer (part # 10114-02 street priced [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Destroyer Cometh

Before I get down to business, let me take a minute to wish everyone a very happy Memorial weekend. Thank you to those who do, have, or will serve…and especially to those who gave all. Perhaps my favorite r/c announcement of 2015 thus far was made last week (full details here) – Pro-Line announced their new Destroyer monster truck tire. While [...]

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How to Dye Plastic Parts with Rit

Rit Dye is a super cheap option to customize your vehicle without the need for paint or custom parts that cost big $$. You can usually find Rit in the laundry aisle of your local supermarket. The powder (like I’m using here) is around 90 cents. The liquid stuff costs around $2-$3 a pop. Any light colored plastic part will usually [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Best Shots of 2014

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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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Bigfoot 4x4 Monster Tr…

2014 has been a year of monster truck resurgence in the r/c industry. One has to look no further for evidence than right here at BSRC, as our review went live this week for basher of the year contender, the Pro-Line Pro-MT monster truck. What better way to end the week then, than with a recap of a major monster [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - 6x6x6, The Number of a…

Exceed announced their RTR Mad Torque 6×6 last week and it’s caused quite a stir in the scale/crawling community. Regardless of what you think of the actual truck (personally, I think it looks pretty cool) it shows that 6×6 trucks are growing in popularity. In many cases they are actually 6x6x6 (that means six wheel drive with six wheel steering). [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Rime of the Ancient Mo…

As the calendar turns to 2014, it’s truly an awesome time to be into the scale scene. It seems every week someone releases a cool new kit or accessory based on something in the 1:1 world. Rock racers, short course trucks, Jeeps, Formula 1, rally cars, desert buggies; whatever your 1:1 pleasure the r/c industry most likely has your drug [...]

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