Truck of the Week: 12/2/20012 Axial Wraith

Jordan Pellegrino has off-road in his blood, so it’s no surprise that he’s a big fan of the Axial Wraith. His family owns and runs the well known and well respected GenRight Off Road manufacturing company that specializes in Jeep aftermarket parts. Jordan built his Wraith to be a go-fast mean machine. The tires are…

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Truck of the Week: 11/25/2012 Tamiya CC01

Carlo Tinsay from Bacolod City in the Philippines sent of Toyota Land Cruiser replica that is fitted to a Tamiya CC01. The body is the LC80 from Active Hobby Products (out of Japan). Carlo states that his scale truck is not yet fully finished. Carlo dis fairly extensive modification to the front of the chassis…

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Truck of the Week: 11/18/2012 Venom Creeper

Matt Cunningham’s Venom (now known as Atomik) Creeper has been transformed from a 2.2 crawler to a sharp-looking scaler with the addition of a Pro-Line ’92 Jeep Cherokee body. Matt did the paint work and detailing himself and added the custom stinger. Links Atomik Pro-Line

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Truck of the Week: 11/11/2012 Axial SCX10 Honcho

Dustin Sowerby sent this cool photo of his Axial  SCX10 Honcho perched up on a sizable rock. Dustin is running stock electronics with an Axial 20-turn motor. He has added all Axial aluminum 4-links, front and rear. Dustin also installed Axial’s aluminum steering upgrade, aluminum steering servo horn, aluminum steering knuckles and C-hub carriers, aluminum…

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Truck of the Week: 11/4/2012 RCMODELex Hilux

Ray Wallace of Austin, TX sent us these photos and videos of his scale crawler. The somewhat rare truck is a RCMODELexu Mex-Hilux from RCMODELex. The Hilux (body from Tamiya) version came fitted with an ARB bumper. The transmission is a HPI Wheely King transmission and a RC4WD transfer and RC4WD Toyota axles. A Holmes Hobbies 35-turn…

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Truck of the Week: 10/28/2012 Axial SCX10

European RC off-roader Jan Holst Vardinghus sen us these photos of his very cool Axial SCX10. The body is a Tamiya Hilux fitted with Axial Dingo fenders. The speed control is a Robitronic Speedstar crawler unit and the power plant, also from Robitronic, is a 17.5-turn brushless motor.    Links Axial Robitronic Tamiya 

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Truck of the Week: 10/21/2012 Axial SCX10

Chris Metterville sent us in these photos of his Axial SCX10. It features a Pro-Line 2007 Chevy Silverado body and a Pro-Line interior. The Pro-Line treatment continues with Power Stroke shocks and light bar. Chris wired with the light bar with LED’s. The truck also has fog lights and taillights. Chris added a RC4WD remote-controlled…

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Truck of the Week: 10/14/2012 Axial SCX10

We’ve seen this truck in person and it’s one of our favorites. Not only is this Axial SCX10 a good looking machine, but it gets used–it’s no shelf queen. It’s owned by our friend John Matrishon, and he takes it up to Skinner Mountain in South Hadley, MA as often as his busy schedule allows….

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Truck of the Week: 10/7/2012 Redcat Racing Ground Pounder

Terry Plum’s truck is an attention grabber. When we saw it, we immediately wanted to know more. Terry let us know it’s a Redcat Racing Ground Pounder. He modified the knuckles and steering linkage to allow the fitment Tamiya Clod Buster wheels. Terry also made custom bracing and lower shock mounts for the axles. Power is…

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Truck of the Week: 9/30/2012 Axial SCX10

We just like the fact that in 2/3 of the photos Chris sent us his truck is kicking up a whole lot of dirt. Chris Webster’s Axial SCX10 Honcho uses a Traxxas XL-5 speed control and a Novak 35-turn brushed motor. For tires, the rock crawler is hooked up with Axial 2.2 Rock Lizards on…

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Truck of the Week: 9/22/2012 Traxxas Stampede

Now, this is a cool monster truck! John Payer has brought some scale truck appeal to his Traxxas Stampede. John tells us he bought the truck for $50 (what?!) from a coworker over 10 years ago. It sat in basement for a decade until he gave it a rebuild and ol’ new lease on life….

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Truck of the Week: 9/16/2012 RC4WD Trail Finder

Emilio Campi of Brazil has a RC4WD Trial Finder that is well detailed and well outfitted. Emilio bolted in a Speed Passion Competition Crawler motor and a SkyRC Toro 60A speed control. A RC4WD R2 transmission is matched up Rc4WD D35 axles and Punisher shafts. Emilio used RC4WD Mud Thrasher tires on aluminum rims. Check out…

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Truck of the Week: 9/9/2012 Axial SCX10

Shawn Sobel’s Axial SCX10 is topped off with a Tamiya Clod Buster hard plastic body. Shawn added a hood scoop and removed the sunroof. For traction, RC4WD Mickey Thompson Baja Claw tires are wrapped around alloy wheels. An Axial AE2 speed control is matched up with 27-turn motor. G-Made G-Transition shocks control the suspension. Links…

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Truck of the Week: 9/2/2012 Axial Wraith

Tom Sikes of Salem, OR started with a stock Axial Wraith kit and quickly changed the stock part. On top of his truck is a Pro-Line Bronco shell. He kept the stock soft Ripsaw tires, but mounted them on Axial’s XR10 rims. Tom then added the full STRC aluminum treatment. Apparently, more aluminum was in…

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Truck of the Week: 8/26/2012 Axial SCX10

Jay Janak of Tampa, FL states this is his first rock crawler build. His Axial SCX10 started life as a Honcho and still retains the 20-turn motor and stock speed control. The scale machine has an aluminum 3-link suspension, scale brake rotors, aluminum bumper mounts, 100mm shocks and a homemade light bar. An HPI 1979…

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