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Everybody’s Scalin’ – 1.9″ Tire Size Reference

I think most would agree that owning a 1.9 rig is what gives you the true scaling experience. The “training wheel” guys may disagree (aka 2.2), but 1.9’s are definitely the most popular, if nothing else. Given that most of us don’t have access to truly mountainous and/or wild environments to play in right around our houses, it’s usually the best combination [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Run Around the News

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a general “what’s new in scaling” type-post, and I figure we are overdue. First up is the Thunder Tiger Toyota Hilux. The other day TT posted a pretty sweet video of the truck in action. Gotta say, it looks pretty capable. We are hoping to get one of these for review soon, so you can [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #11 – BIGFOOT Ranger Replica

Over the weekend I attended the annual BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House in Pacific, MO and helped to put on an r/c monster truck race with my Trigger King friends. There were a lot of cool looking r/c’s and full scale rigs, but the vehicle that has everyone in the solid axle community buzzing is the replica BIGFOOT Ranger that was [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – What got you into scaling?

Last week there was a chain message going around Facebook where if you got tagged, you had to post a picture of your first r/c crawler and describe how you got into it. I got tagged by a few friends…but I abhor those things so I never did my part. I figured it would be better to just share it [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Looking Ahead to 2017

Crazy to think that it’s already December and 2016 is nearly at an end. It’s been an interesting year in scale crawlers, one that saw the explosive growth of the past few give way to maturity. Most of the big releases were not new platforms but refined and updated versions of previous kits (Axial SCX102, Vaterra Ascender, RC4WD Trail Finder 2). Well, [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Black Friday Edition

It’s Black Friday and that means people here in the States have shopping on the brain. While the following isn’t exactly a detailed buyer’s guide, here’s five ideas for those of you looking to get the scaler in your life (maybe that’s yourself, ha) a cheap gift or two. None of the following are paid placements or thinly veiled ads; they are just some odds [...]

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RC4WD Hardcore Centered Rear Axle Case for Axial Yeti

Want to add a aftermarket rear case on your Yeti? Our friends over at RC4WD have just released the Hardcore Centered Rear Axle Case that should have some people drooling. The RC4WD case features a Heavy Duty Steel Straight Axle Shaft, inside of a CNC Machined Billet Aluminum Housing. They are shipping now, and are priced at $149 with a [...]

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New SSD Assassin Beadlock Wheels

Looking for some new scale realism? Or wanting that wheel that finishes off your latest build just right? Check out SSD’s latest offering in the form of the Assassin Beadlock wheel. With killer looks and a great price point of $50, its a great way to up the performance and scale point average of any rig! Check out more SSD news at [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Few More Stereotypes

Last week’s column on scaling stereotypes was some of the most fun I’ve had writing for Big Squid. Based on reader response, it would seem that it was the case for many of you as well. So with Axialfest going on this weekend and the odds that some news will break during it (outside of the SCX102 RTR which was just [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Fun With Scaling Stereotypes

Many of us that have been trailing for a good amount of time seem to see the same type of personalities come and go – ESPECIALLY those in a club or group. I figure the time is right to poke some fun at the stereotypes that have cropped up over the years. And before I get any angry e-mails, please remember this [...]

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Incision RC – Stainless link kit for your Axial Bomber

Incision RC reached out to us today to tell us about their new stainless link kits available for your Axial Bomber It’s an 8 pc set to beef up your Axial RR10 Bomber. Being that these are from the Incision line they are made of 1/4 inch stainless steel and come in at a lower price point than the titanium [...]

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Freqeskinz Axial RR10 Bomber skin(z)

FreqEskinz dropped us a line to let us know that they are currently offering custom vinyl wraps for Axials newest scale darling the RR10 Bomber. The Bomber is a great looking truck but who wants to run it stock looking like everyone elses? FreqEskinz can fix you up with a pre-made design or a fully custom livery to give your [...]

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Axial RR10 Bomber

Axial RR10 Bomber Review

When the Axial RR10 Bomber was first announced, it was a bit of a surprise to many people. Of course we were more than eager to get our hands on their latest ride, and put it to the test. As you can see, during our testing we had all sorts of weather, so there were plenty of opportunities to push [...]

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Unboxing – Axial Racing RR10 Bomber

Time to post up some unboxing photos of the Axial Racing RR10 Bomber before the you get to see the ‘after’ photos from the review. This is the latest Rock Racer from Axial, and we are more then excited to get our hands on it. Nothing brings a smile to the faces in the office like a box wrapped [...]

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Axial Racing RR10 Bomber 1/10th Scale RTR

The weekend was buzzing with Axial Racing rumors the world caught it’s first hint at the new Axial RR10 Bomber 4WD 1/10th Scale RTR. Now the official word it out with pics, a video, and details! Axial has partnered with Randy Slawson of Bomber Fabrication on this project, and while you can see hints of a Axial Wraith under the body, [...]

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