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Losing grip – Intrinsic hobby values

Happy Friday everyone! Today, some of you might quit reading after about five sentences. I’m going to elaborate on a topic that’s been swimming around in the back of my mind for quite a while, eluding a firm grasp up until the last few days. Nagging me, a slippery thing that I haven’t quite been able to stick any words [...]

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Losing grip – Gone gone

Yo! Today’s column will be a short one, since I’m on holidays and far away from my RC’s. Tasmania would be an awesome place for some trailing with them, but I what with weight limitations I couldn’t bring anything along. The only RC related stuff I’ve done in the past ten days is planning what I’m going to do in the [...]

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Losing grip – Even more than I wanted

Happy New year everyone! Did you see the coolest thing to be teased in a long time? Someone filling that IFS shaped hole in reality that I have been going on about for two years now? Two weeks ago i wrote “will someone take the plunge and release an all conquering IFS rock racer? The offspring of a Losi Hammer [...]

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Losing grip – Sideways

G’day everyone! Depending on when this is published, either 2023 is coming to its end, or 2024 has just been born. Christmas has come and gone. Some of you had a great one, some of you regrettably not so. Christmas is probably either the best or the worst part of the year for a lot of us. In many cases [...]

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Losing grip – Christmas is coming

G’day folks! There’s probably no need to remind you, but living on the wrong hemisphere I constantly need to remind myself that Christmas is just around the corner. Ninety to a hundred degrees outside, blue sky, beach holiday, warm ocean waters, playing in the surf – it definitively does not feel anything like December to me. This Christmas my hobby wishes [...]

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Losing grip – Phoenix, on fire!

Yo everybody! The Phoenix is dead, long live the Phoenix! A car with the brand name Phoenix, does have to have a phoenix paint job, methinks, and this is my attempt to make name and body justice.Back in black, with a phoenix on the bonnet and a phoenix’s feather on the side. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, [...]

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Losing grip – Outside my comfort zone, again

G’day folks! Once again, I’ve strayed outside my comfort zone in regards to painting lexan bodies. My Vanquish Phoenix is getting a new body and I’m painting it using a combination Tamiya rattle cans, my trusted airbrush, and a fine detail brush. I’m not quite done yet, so at this stage you’ll have to make do with some pictures of [...]

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Losing grip – Hatching plans

Yo and happy generic weekday! May it be a good one and provide you with a bit of relaxing hobby time. Failing that, let it at least provide you with some time of day dreaming of your next project – I’m sure there is one. I myself spend way too much time thinking of upcoming hobby projects, be it RC, [...]

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Losing grip – Fawkes finally finished

Yeah, I know, scale pictures is all the rage nowadays. There’s zillions of those around, so I decided to do skate pics instead. Nothing like the local skate park for interesting backgrounds.So, beast number six is finally done: Fawkes the Phoenix. Blue and orange, contrasting colors for a simple and effective color scheme. I’m pretty happy with it, didn’t take [...]

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Losing grip – Killing it with Killerbody

Lots of things are great about the Redcat RDS, but not the body. I am very happy about that, since it keeps the price down at lets me spend that money on getting whatever body I want instead. Sure, the included body does a good job covering the chassis and it’s got magnetic body mounts to boot, but for looks? [...]

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Losing grip – VS4-10 interior painting

One thing that didn’t make the move to Australia was my compressor, so a couple of days ago I bought myself new one. Airflow isn’t quite as high as I would like, but it got the job done when I painted the interior of my VS4-10. Gotta do something while I wait for some bits and bobs for my RDS [...]

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Losing grip – Fawkes comes alive

G’day folks and may it be a happy one! A good way for me to make any day better, is to paint. Case in point: I have more painted RC bodies than I have chassis to fit them on. Currently on my work desk (well, outside dining table) is the body of my VS4-10 Phoenix. According to personal naming tradition [...]

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Losing grip – The Miller lacks…

By now, no one can have missed the coolest release of the year: RC4WD’s Miller Motorsports 1/10 Pro Rock Racer. In my mind, this is the best thing that has happened in a long time: someone finally taking the 2.2″ rock crawler-racer game to the next level. Amazing scale looks, 2-speed transmission with selectable 2WD or 4WD, selectable front and [...]

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Losing grip – Living in ute country

One cool thing with living in Queensland, Australia, is that RCs have become real. 4WD is a big thing here, and street racing is real. Not so back home. Only here have I been able to start to fully relate to the scale bug that now totally dominates the RC world. I enjoy it. Previously, names like Dick Cepek, Mickey Thompson, [...]

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Losing grip – Redcat RDS

G’day folks and welcome back to me! Why can’t we all be like Doug and never miss a column? That guy’s consistency is impressive and beats mine to the extent that it’s embarrassing to mention both in the same sentence. So, let’s drift from that topic to, well, drift. Big boss Brian sent me a big box that showed up a [...]

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