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Keeping up with current events, this week’s SquidInk touches on some recent news. Hopefully nobody we know gets a visit from anyone wearing suits anytime soon. 3DBill I’m looking at you! Click the image for the hires version, and please click those share buttons. Want to see the previous comics? Click Here to see all of them to date.
From:Fire Brand RC Direct Link: ICESTAR XD Fire Brand RC is a new name on the market that specializes in RC accessories for the Basher/Scaler/Drifter crowd. The first thing that struck me about their products is how well everything is packaged and presented. These guys aren’t some fly by night here today – gone tomorrow type of operation, It’s clear from looking [...]
Recently we posted information about the Team Associated Lexus RC F, and today we see a video collaboration between Lexus and drift guru Drift44. It’s a nice video with serious drift precision shots. I’m sure the outtake video will probably follow shortly showing the dozens of attempts to get it all right, but it’s still cool. Check it out below.
The latest tractor truck to be released from Tamiya is the Grand Hauler. The Grand Hauler has a longer wheelbase than previous offerings and is putting on quite a demo at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. Shown with a Sound Module, it not only sounds like the real deal, but thanks to its ultra detailed body it looks authentic as well. [...]
New from Thunder Tiger is the Axio 8Be Terra Buggy. The Axio was modeled after full scale buggies and comes in ready to run form. A beefy 8th scale platform helps to make it tough, while a 1515 sized Reedy 2000kV brushless motor provides the power. Also, like several other new Thunder Tiger products, it comes stock with an Engine [...]
Scale interiors, radiators, bodies & wheels….sounds a lot like scaling right? Well yes, but I’m actually talking about drifting. On the surface a scale off-road crawling truck may not look like it has anything to do whatsoever with a belt driven drift car, but there are sure a lot of similarities between genres. The line between each “scene” is becoming more [...]
The folks over at Asiatees Hobbies have announced 3 gnarly new Boom Racing Trucks to their product line-up. First up is a 1/10 7GI Mil 6×6 Off-Road Military Truck (shown above). The 7GI features 6 wheel drive, a tough military look, and loads of scale detailing. Pricing is $899 and they are shipping right now. The second new vehicle is the [...]
With the longest name in the history of rc, the new Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR RS4 Sport 3 FLUX from HPI Racing had better be fast. Actually, HPI claims speeds up to 70 mph, which certainly is no joke from their new Flux equipped on-roader. Their new 911 also comes on the new HPI RS4 Sport 3 chassis. This [...]
Team Associated has announced a Lite version of their RC10B5M kit. The B5M Lite was designed for spec classes where lower weight can be an advantage. Associated shaved 75 grams off the B5M by using a 3 gear tranny, using a lighter chassis, adding titanium turnbuckles, and by using aluminum front axles. The street price is $279, the part number is [...]
The second big nasty monster truck to be announced by Thunder Tiger this week is the Kaiser e-MTA. Following the theme of scale realism, the Kaiser comes stock with an Engine Sound Module and highly detailed body, roll cage, light buckets, and driver’s helmet. Aluminum shocks and towers help soak up massive jumps, while waterproof electronics make it basher friendly. [...]
Seen in the HPI Racing booth at the Nuremburg Toy Fair is a new version of the Baja 5B 2.0 featuring Electronic Stability Control. This version of the 5B comes with new livery, a TF-45 2.4GHz transmitter, and HPI’s D-Box 2. The D-Box 2 is equipped with an internal gyro that when set properly can make driving on even the [...]
At the Nuremburg Toy Fair, scale realism is all over the show. One of the booths loaded with scale realistic vehicles is from Tamiya. The moment you get close to their booth you can’t help but see the giant full size Mercedes Unimog 425 along with the new rc version. Want to talk about making an introduction? That is the [...]
“Question – Pro-Line PRO-2 Performance Buggy Hey Guys, I recently got back into RC cars. It’s been a while since I build my Tamiya Frog. I’ve been using a couple RTR’s and I decided to build another car. Decided to go with the Pro-Line PRO-2 Performance 1:10 Short Course Buggy Kit. I read articles on your site and wanted to say you guys [...]
While you don’t see many Volkswagen Amaroks cruising down the street here in the states, they are pretty cool mid-sized trucks. The folks over at Tamiya have announced their version at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. The Tamiya Amarok Custom Lift is modeled after the version used to promote the 2014 Winter Olympics and comes on a WT-01N chassis. The Amarok [...]
As you can see in the picture above, our European correspondent Igor is having a great time at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. One of his latest discoveries is the new 1/24th scale GT24B from our friends at Carisma. The GT24B should be big news for small scale fans as it comes standard with 4wd and a LiPo battery. A 2.4GHz [...]