Truck of the Week: 8/19/2012 Axial SCX10

Jonathan Mathews’ Axial SCX10 not only has a cool classic truck look, but clearly get some real off-road use. The body is a Pro-Line 1970 F-100. The Axial Walker Evans rims are wrapped with RC4WD Mud Slinger tires. When the mud gets too deep, Jonathan’s truck has a 3Racing winch to pull him out. The…

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Truck of the Week: 8/12/2012 Tamiya Clod Buster

Um, we love it! What a great looking truck. The look and stance is simply awesome! Gavyn Johnson of Richmond, VA owns this custom Tamiya Clod Buster that features a ZRP Diablo chassis (made by Jon Zyck). The chassis is made out of carbon fiber with aluminum links, aluminum upper link mounts, an aluminum servo mount,…

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Truck of the Week: 8/5/2012 Tamiya CR-01 Bronco

There are all sorts of builds out there from mild to wild. Of course, the over-the-top ones garner a lot of attention, but every once in awhile we see a truck that appears tame but is actually more than meets the eye. Scott Shastay’s Tamiya CR-01 Bronco first got our attention because it’s a nice,…

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Truck of the Week: 7/29/2012 Tamiya Clod Buster

Jamie Tanner clearly isn’t one to be too verbose. As such, he didn’t offer us much of a description of his Tamiya Clod Buster. What we know is that the is all aluminum, has a locked rear axle and features what Jamie states is a JR chassis. A Castle Creations Mamba speed control powers the…

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Truck of the Week: 7/22/2012 RC4WD Trail Finder 2

This is the first RC4WD Trail Finder 2 we’ve seen submitted for Truck of the Week. Richard Lutz modeled the customized body after the rare Toyota Breaker-Breaker. We give him props for being hip to what we guess can best be described Japan’s answer to the Bronco. Richard’s RC truck features a hood that opens,…

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Truck of the WeeK: 7/15/2012 Axial SCX10

I think Michael Pham has more money in his well-prepared SCX10 than I have in my full-size Jeep. Michael has three Tekin speed control. Yes, three! He uses a Tekin RS to control the 17.5-turn brushless motor. A Tekin FXR controls the winch and B1R is hooked up to the lights to allow Michael to…

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Truck of the Week: 7/8/2012 Axial SCX10

John Wolfkeil of FubarCrawlers is serious about crawling and it shows in his impressive Axial SCX10. He calls it a Toyota Hybrid, but it’s no Prius. Instead he combined a SCX10 chassis and drivetrain with a Tamiya Hilux body. The body is heavily modified. John joined the cab and bed and then cut the rear cab…

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Truck of the Week: 7/1/2012 Axial SCX10 Honcho

Chris Marsh started out with a ready-to-run (RTR) Axial SCX10 Honcho and quickly started making modifications. For traction, he has added Pit Bull Rock Beast 1.9 tires on Pro-Line Titus rims. Team Losi Racing Comp Crawler shocks are used and he has them set up with white springs. The bumper lift is a CM Designs…

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Truck of the Week: 6/24/2012 Tamiya Clod Buster

Darryl Martin Barnes’ Tamiya Clod Buster goes by the name Ghost Ryder. It’s heavily modified and barely has anything in common with the stock machine. The chassis is a custom made carbon fiber creation and Darryl states the shocks are rear Duratrax Evader ST units. For power (and lots of it!), twin HobbyWing 6000Kv EZRUN brushless…

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Truck of the Week: 6/17/2012 Axial SCX10

When we first saw Chris Goris’ Axial SCX10 it was literally among at least a hundred other scale and 2.2 trucks–and yet it stood out. That was at last year at the Axial West Coast Championships, and the truck with its classic body was a rather weathered blue. Chris recently gave “The Blue Bastard” a…

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Truck of the Week: 6/10/2012 XTM Crawler

We’re suckers for sick paint jobs and Bob Motyka’s XTM Crawler certainly has the goods. Bob says the truck is a shelf queen, but for a truck that isn’t trail, it is pretty well outfitted. Bob has twin Tekin FX-R speed controls and Tekin 55-turn motors. Airtronics 94780 servos control the front and rear steer and…

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Truck of the Week: 6/3/2012 Axial-based Custom Jeep

David Brosius is undeniably impressive looking; it’s even more impressive when you learn that he fabricated almost everything on the truck with the exceptions of the Axial AX10 axles, Axial transmission and the hard-plastic Jeep body lifted off a toy-grade rig. The chassis was made out from a 1/2-inch steel box stock that he cut…

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Truck of the Week: 5/27/2012 HPI Savage XL

Chuck Glimes is not a man of many words, but instead seems content to let the photos of the truck to the talking. A close look at the images shock Chuck is making mods to his HPI Savage XL and has fortified it with Integy purple anodized aluminum shocks. Links HPI Racing Integy 

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Truck of the Week: 5/20/2012 Axial SCX10

We’ve featured Mike Eaton’s work before–for good reason. His scale truck shown here is simply awesome. It’s an Axial SCX10 fitted with a Tamiya Clod Buster hard plastic body. Mike detailed the body to look like a GMC. The hood and tailgate are operational and Mike made the toolbox and sun visor himself. A Rogue…

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Truck of the Week: 5/13/2012 Unlimited Engineering Lightning SuperMaxx

Joe Chuhak, president of Michigan MONSTERS of RC, sent us pictures of his Unlimited Engineering Lightning SuperMaxx that he describes as the pride and joy of my fleet. We can see why he is so fond of this machine. Joe states while the actual build took only a month or so, collecting all the components…

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