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Monster Truck Madness – Introducing Rotten Ol’ Apple

Hey all, I’m back this week with a *gasp* finished project! Forgive me for going out of order here as this week I meant to originally discuss how to replace the stock four wheel steering system on a stock Clod Buster with something that actual works like it should, but after building Rotten Ol’ Apple (the truck that was to [...]


Monster Truck Madness – What is a Retro?

What exactly is a “Retro Monster Truck”? That’s the question that’s become the topic du jour within the solid axle monster truck community as of late. For this week’s MTM I’m going to try to explain to the uninitiated as to why it’s a topic, and then, probably against my better judgement, give my .02 in response to the question. So, a [...]


Monster Truck Madness – Kickin’ it Old Skool

Chances are, if you follow any of the scale r/c pages on social media, you’ve probably come across a cool looking “old skool” styled solid axle monster truck or two. Retro solid axle monster trucks started gaining popularity in the mid 2000’s, and now they are really big. For many long time fans such as myself, it’s a way to re-live [...]


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 [...]