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Vaterra 72 Ford Bronco Ascender

Vaterra 1972 Ford Bronco Ascender RTR

What is the second truck to be released on the Vaterra Ascender platform? It is a first generation 1972 Ford Bronco. Like the previous Blazer, the Bronco brings plenty of performance and scale realism to the plate. Some of its highlights include- * Stamped steel ladder frame * Fully licensed body * 45° of steering travel * Licensed Interco 1.9″ Super Swamper tires * 3 [...]


Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100

Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100 Pick Up Truck RTR

Bring some serious attitude to your next bash party with the new 1968 Ford F-100 Pick Up Truck from Vaterra. While the F-100 sits on Vaterra’s proven V100-S platform, its main attraction is its aggressive look that is sure to turn heads at your next bash or even when just cruising your cul-de-sac. * Body officially licensed by Ford * Licensed 54mm [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Ranger Always Wins

If you’re into scaling odds are you’ve spent time at the local park hitting up the trails. There is also a good chance that you’ve met the local park ranger. Ah yes, the Park Ranger – Judge, Jury, and Executioner. Much like your significant other, if they ain’t happy then no one is happy (on the trail, that is). See, at most [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – Kit Manifesto

If you’ll indulge me for a moment, this week I’m going to stand on the top of Mount Pious and make a righteous decree to all below that kits really are the Greatest Thing®. As I write this I’m knee deep in a new Vaterra Ascender build (the pic above is my freshly painted body) and having a blast so [...]


SSD Vaterra Ascender Bumpers

SSD Chrome Bumpers for the Vaterra Ascender

Add some bling to your Vaterra Ascender with Chrome Bumpers from SSD RC. A front and a rear bumper are available, with both being CNC machined from aluminum. The bumpers were designed for a great scale look and have been chrome plated to look sharp out on the trail. Each bumper comes with a steel mounting plate and also feature [...]


Axial Yeti XL Kit Review 21

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 [...]


Team KNK Twin Hammers Vaterra

Team KNK Hardware Kit for the Vaterra Twin Hammers

Team KNK has been making a name for themselves in the hardware game. Not only have they been traveling all over the place to different events, but their screw kits are showing up in more and more hobby shops. One of Team KNK’s latest hardware bags is for the Vaterra Twin Hammers. Their Twin Hammers bag is filled with 300 pieces [...]


Updated Vaterra Twin Hammers

Updated Vaterra Twin Hammers RTR

As part of the Nuremburg Toy Fair, Vaterra has announced an updated Twin Hammers RTR. The new version is much like the previous unit with the exception of new livery, a new Spektrum DX4C controller, and the addition of AVC electronic stability control. While some people might think that AVC isn’t that big of a deal in a crawling vehicle, [...]


Vaterra Ascender Aluminum Shocks

Vaterra Aluminum Coilover Shocks for the Ascender

Want to upgrade from the stock plastic shocks on your Vaterra Ascender? The folks at Vaterra have you dialed with their new Aluminum Coilover Shocks. Their new shocks use aluminum bodies and caps to take the worst your trail can throw at them while giving your truck some much needed bling. Dual stage springs add to the scale appearance and [...]



Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Playing with Toy…

  Boy, that announcement from RC4WD about their action figures sure prompted a wave of comments, emails and office discussion with people trying to make their own point about when “enough is enough” on the scale realism thing. Here’s my take. While I’ve been an r/c hobbyist for around 20 years now (I’m 30), I’ve been a scale modeler for even longer. [...]


ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby, 01.08.2015, Version- Hooray For Email

“ARRMA Kraton Review Hello. Sorry to bother you, but I noticed that you guys did a Mini-Review of the ARRMA Kraton which i enjoyed reading and i was wondering if you guys plan on doing a full review of the truck anytime soon? You guys have the best reviews around so it would be awesome to get a more detailed review [...]


ASK Cubby

ASK Cubby, 01.01.2015, Version- Your Drunk Questions, M…

“Vaterra Halix My son got a Vaterra Halix for Christmas and is loving it so far! Unfortunately he broke one of the stock rear cambers yesterday and in looking for a better replacement, I came across your Halix hop-up series. It was exactly what I was looking for! I’m planning on doing parts 1, 4 & 5 while I’m replacing the [...]


Team KNK Vaterra K-5 Blazer Screw Kit

Team KNK Screw Kit for the Vaterra Ascender K-5 Blazer

Are you getting ready to build a new Vaterra K-5 Blazer Ascender kit? Why not build it with high quality (and trick looking) stainless steel hardware? The Team KNK screw kit contains 204 pieces, everything you need to build a new Ascender, or to simply have plenty of spares. The screw kit is priced at $22 and you get one [...]


Vattera K-5 Blazer Ascender Scale Truck Kit Review

Vaterra now makes a scale truck? We put it through its paces to see if it has what it takes to keep up with the competition! The new kit comes with all sorts of new ideas that really add to the realism of the truck. With options like a quick and easy way to change the wheel base, or loads [...]


Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet Blazer Ascender RTR

Now RTR – Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender

The kit version of the Vaterra K-5 Blazer has taken the scaling/trailing world by storm. It has incredible scale detailing and good manners on the trail. Now Horizon Hobby has announced that it will be available as a RTR. The RTR features a 2.4GHz Spektrum transmitter, a 35 turn brushed Dynamite motor, and waterproof electronics. The Blazer RTR has a street [...]