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l a e R t i g n i p e e K Issue 7


Lil Blue

Johnny Burdon

Land Bucket

Nathan Rooney

Simply Silver F-2Pretty

Shane Lovelace

table of contents

Jeremy Fish


We look at the guys that make this magazine come together

Editor Shoutout Product Showcase

Deadloc Racing Underdrive Protek RC 625

Builder Spotlight Judd Rummage

End of the Trail

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table of contents

Meet the Crew

Kyle St

Peter Photographer

Age: 31 I Hometown: Burlington, Vermont RC History: In my early teenage years, every 4th of July the town I grew up in held various activities at the local park. One of those activities was a group of RC racers from Barretown RC Speedway- they would roll out some carpet on to the tennis courts and hold races throughout the afternoon. Watching the cars zip around the court on the makeshift track got me hooked, and I eventually found myself joining them at the track in Barre, Vermont with a Team Associated RC10L3 Oval. I continued to race pan cars for a few years, until my car was stolen- at which point I left the hobby for some time. Then, about 3 years ago with the explosion of the scale crawling scene and seeing how much fun RC crawling looked, I decided it was time to come back and purchased an Axial SCX10 G6 kit. A local group, Radio Controlled East Coast, welcomed me to the crawling scene with open arms and their friendship has really re-ignited my enjoyment of RC. Another pan car has also joined my growing collection as well, along with a rally car and a buggy, and I’m looking forward to re-expanding back into the RC racing world beginning this winter.


editor shoutou

From The Ashes As some of you may know, life for many was turned upside-down for many of us Northern Californians including myself. I, along with many others, lost our homes and livelihoods. Life has been pretty chaotic since, but with the love and support from this community I am able to push forward. This issue is very special to me as it is a comeback from the devastation and a sign of preseverance. There is still a long way to go, but this issue is the start of the return of Scalers Magazine. Thank you to all who continue to support and stand by us. Todd Henderson Executive Editor Scalers Magazine


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Deadloc Racing

Underdrive Kit

The SCX10ii platform is a very capable machine right out of the box, but there are some of us out there that want to sqeeze every little bit of performance we can out of these machines. We all know the benefits of a Over/Under setup when trying to tackle the toughest of inclines. Unfortunatly, the SCX10ii didn’t leave much for after market to give us the option of running an Over/ under setup with the small pumpkins found on the AR44 axles. In comes Deadloc Racing with their solution to the problem with their Underdrive kit. The kit consist of a beautifully machined atlas case, new center shaft, gear and upper link mounting plate for the rear axle. This kit runs the front axle from the center transfer gear which gears the front up which essentially overdrives the front axle. You do have to flip the rear axle to keep both axles turning in the right direction and that is what the upper link mouting plate is for. this requires shaving off the stock upper link mounts off the rear axle, so once the mod is done there is no going back without buying a new axle housing, but the benefits of your new climbing abilities is well worth it.


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Protek RC

Prodigy 625 POWERHOUSE. That is one word that just coming up when describing Protek RC’s Prodigy 625 charger. This dual charger not only packs up to 25A of chargering power, it also has the flexiblity to charge almost everything you can throw at it. From NiMh to LiHV and everything in between, the 625 can charge, discharge and store charge it all with an easy to use touchscreen interface that really puts the control at your finger tips. The touchscreen is very easy to navigate through all the menus and selections. The memory settings are great for charging batteries up quickly and consistantly every time. I’ve been using the Prodigy 625 for a few months now and am nothing but impressed with its performance. This is a very well thought out and constructed charger. With the included balance boards, battery connectors and AC cord, Protek RC gives you everything you need to get you charged up and going.


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Radek Maly

This month’s Ride of the Month puts killer in the Killerbody LC70 name. Radek topped off his SCX10ii chassis with this beautiful detailed Toyota body with a slew of parts from RC4WD. Under the chassis sits some MST MSA axles that are dampened by RC4WD King Offroad piggy-back shocks finished in that super shiny Limited Edition Gold. Rolling attire is handled by a set of GMade SR02 wheels wrapped in MST KM 30x90mm stickies. A Hobbywing QuicRun 1080 ESC and PowerHD 20kg servo keeps those wheels spinning in the right direction. The RC4WD 65T 540 can with 3s power give this rig the grunt it needs out on the trails.

Rafal Szostek

Rafal hooked his Tamiya Blue Mica Hilux with a TCS Crawle L-Trail chassis for its backbone. From there HSP Kulak 1/1 scale axles where hung underneath. JunFac wheel widener adorn each corner to push the Tamiya Mini Cooper wheels t right width. Rafal sectioned SDI Trail Doctor 1.9 tires to t around those 1.55 wheels. Keeping things moving on comma a 280 Reedy Sp19 Stump Puller motor. That stump pulling power is directed through a HSP kulak transmission. 60mm shocks where stolen from a HSP Trojan to dampen the ride Making sure this rig gets pointed in the right direction is th of a Hitec HS-645mg servo.

Mark Nieffenegger Mark went completely one-off with this rig that started with a 2002 Hasbro GI Joe 41’ Willy’s hardbody. The factory, plastic chassis was modified to accept the Axial Wraith skid. One MIP and 2 Junfac drivelines were used to get the built AR60 axles spinning. attached to ends of those Wraith axles are a set of 2.2 RC4WD Mickey Thompson wheels. The wheels are matched with RC4WD Rock Crusher XT tires. There’s even a match spare hanging out back. Keeping the 12” drivers from rattling their scale jaws loose are a set of Pro Line 100mm shocks that keep the ride smooth. Mark added a custom rollcage and brass hood hinges to really finish it off.


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Matt Lass

Grant Hanson

Grant really out did himself with this 4Runner build. Sitting on SCX10 rails and skid, Grant placed SCX10 axles in their place with a 4-link setup in the rear and a 3-link with Panhard setup in the front. The front suspension is from Vanquish Products while the rear was custom made. An Axial ESC sends signals to a Holmes Hobbies 35T motor To get things rolling. Pointing the SSD Assasin in the right direction is the job of a Savox servo. Grant has trusted the services of Spectrum to make sure he has flawless control of his rig. He would like to give a special thanks to the folks at Jakes Performance Hobbies and Ricky Sherwood.

Matt Lass took his TF2 to a whole new level. He didn’t add much to the stock chassis but the paint detail is what really catches the eye. He absolutely nailed the “faded and aged” look on this rig. As said, there isn’t much done to the chassis, but it does sport SCX10 shock towers to mount 100mm internal sprung shocks. The Blazer gets it’s motivation from a Holmes Hobbies 540 35T motor. A Hitec servo is enlisted for the steering duties. Matt reverse- mounted the stock wheels and then sealed the beads with Pitbull 1.55 Rock Beast.

Brandon Goodell

This beat up ride started life as a Rc4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB ready-to run. Brandon started with a full paint and detail job and a set of Goodyear MT-R 1.55 tires. He ran it like that for a bit and then got the “got to give it more bug”. So in went a Shapeways 2.2 diesel engine that got paired with a RC4WD scale transmission. Brandon then added R3Scaledesignz inner fenders and fire wall. A RC4WD 4-door interior kit was also added to finish off the complete scale experience.

Jared Aqui Based off a RC4WD Trail Finder 2 chassis, Jared built this eye-catching Samurai. He had a buddy, Brian Chong, build him a custom cage to go with the 3D printed Suzuki Samurai Body that was printed by Daniel Charles. Before topping of the chassis with the Samurai body, Mr. Aqui made sure to get some upgrades on there. Holmes Hobbies was used for their BLE ESC, 3300Kv Puller Pro Stubby and servo. The motor and servo got served up with a drop mod to lower things a bit. The axles were stuffed with helical gears and hung from the leaf springs. 1.55 Pitbull Rock Beasts provide the grip and are stuffed with 1.55 RC4WD.


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Land Bucket

Nathan Rooney

Ever see one of those rigs that just makes you want to see more? Well, you’re looking at one such rig. built by Nathan Rooney, this rig packs so much detail and Character, it just had to be featured.

even though this rig was built around a RC4WD Land Cruiser body, that is about all it has in common with a typical RC4WD kit. The chassis is a custom concoction of parts from an Axial frame, a GMade sawback frame and bits of 1/4” square tubing. Being that it was meant to be a scale FJ40 build, there was no way that coil-over shocks were going to find their way under this build. So, Nathan mounted up some perfectly scaled, hand made leaf springs. To cap off the chassis rails, Nathan fabbed up some sweet bumpers from plate steel and 3/16” DOM tubing. Now that the back bone was complete, it was time to make this a working tiny truck. Holmes Hobbies is at the heart of the beast with a BRXL ESC and 13T Crawl Master Pro combo.That power is sent through a SSD scale transmission on its way to the RC4WD Yota axles. From there, the power is put to the dirt via a set of 1.55 Boom Racing Yota wheels that have been coated in 1.55 Pitbull Growler rubber. Making sure it all gets pointed in the right direction out on the trail is entrusted to a Savox 1231SG servo that gets a bump in energy from a Castle Creations BEC.


Nathan wanted a little more insurance while out there on the trail to make sure nothing would stop him. To give him that piece of mind, he add the super-strong SSD Ox Winch. Now he know the rig was ready for CLark Griswold to take this Landy on any scale vacation he wanted to take. Nathan say this is by far the most fun rig he owns. Just by the look of things, we would have a hard time disagreeing with him.


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F-2Pretty

Shane Lovelace


Inspiration comes in many different forms. for Shane Lovelace it came as a dream to make a scale version of his own daily driver. With the inspiration now burning a plan in his head, Shane set off to make is ultimate recreation. First thing was to get a proper starting point. A RC4WD Trail Finder ii kit was choosen to get things going. Then a couple of Tamiya F-350 High Lift bodies were snatched up so that they could be grafted together to make it a crew cab. Shane also took the extra effort to shorten the bed to make sure everything had the proper scale dimensions. All the mounting holes and body work was smoothed out and prepped for the paint job. OEM color code matching paint was used to make sure this was an exact, mini duplicate of the real thing. The TF2 chassis needed to be stretched 3” to accommodate for the bodies wheelbase. With the body looking correct, it was time to get the underside looking on point. Shane added a RC4WD dual shock setup in the front and a hand made steering stabilizer that incorperated dual RC4WD, 70mm Fox shocks. He also added RC4WD Ultra Scale drive shafts to really set off the scale-matching look to his 1:1 rig.

To give things that extra touch of detail, Krawler Koncepts was called upon for a set of matching decals. Of course, you cant say it matches your 1:1 if it doesn’t light up like your 1:1, so Shane a lighting system from MyTrickRC and roof lights from a Tamiya Tundra to light things up. You also can’t say it matches your 1:1 if it doesn’t sound like your 1:1. To take care of that problem, an ESS One Plus onboard audio system brings the noise. Last but not least, the rolling attire had to be correct. so Shane hunted down the perfect set of wheels for his mini ride. He hooked it up with a set of RC4WD 1.55 Ballistic wheels to finish off his dream tiny truck. Job well done, Shane.


Johnny Burdon

From the Land Down Under comes this stunning example of true to scale from Mr. Johnny Burdon. judging on the caliber of this build and others that I have seen on social media, I have a feeling his name is going to be well known here at Scalers Magazine. Before we get ahead of our selves, let’s take a look at this beautiful rig that we have dubbed “Lil Blue”.

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Lil Blue


Lil Blue started life as an original release Tamiya CC-01 Pajero. Johnny tossed in a 80T RC4WD brushed motor and Tamiya TBLE2SE ESC to provide the little Pajero the grunt to spin those tiny wheels. Those wheels are from MST and are 1.9 in size with a black chrome finish. Johnny decided that they should be matched with MST 1.9 90mm scale tires to provide the grip that propells the Pajero over the terrain. A Tamiya servo keeps Lil Blue in the intended direction. The rest of the running gear is still as it was from way back in 1993. A true testimate to how well they use to build them straight out of the box. To dress up the body, an aftermarket roof cage was added to hold a slew of accessories, inculding a Yeah Racing box and bucket, Bruder chainsaw, and fuel can, a homemade wood bundle and an ARB strap. He then added a home made LED light set for the front to add to the realism. Its in the simplicity that makes this rig really stand out. with just adding the right touches in the right places, Johnny has really created one special ride.


Ledgestock

Field and Forest Recreation Area, Harrisville, NH


Field and Forest Recreation Area, Harrisville, NH- For the third year in a row, RC crawlers have converged on the challenging 1:1 trails found at Field and Forest Recreation area to test their rigs and driving abilities among some of the toughest trails on the East Coast. This year was a little different than years past though, and instead of the event being just a weekend trip to run what has been dubbed “Shred The Ledge”, one of the toughest courses on the East Coast, the event was a week-long curriculum of RC events. Ledgestock has been born. Ledgestock officially kicked off on Wednesday, September 2oth with the Rock Bouncers trying to tame the challenging course laid out on the full-size crawler trail. Following that was Monster Truck Racing, with drivers racing head-to-head over various jumps and obstacles. Later in the day, Ultimate Scale Challenge (USC) ran their Division 3- Hardcore class. Ultimate Scale Challenge is Radio Controlled East Coast’s new scale oriented series, focusing on being as scale and accurate as possible while retaining the fun factor. Once darkness fell, the lights came on and the Rock Bouncers came back out and battled it out for the title under the lights.


Thursday featured the Scale Triathlon, where drivers were faced with various challenges at different points along the trail. Drivers had to tow/drag scale trees and logs out of the way on trail, perform a tire change while out on course (never leave home without a spare!), and then finish off the final two gates of the course on three wheels. It was priceless to see the drivers reactions when the judges yelled “Stop!” and proceeded to explain to them that they had just “broken” a wheel and now needed to finish the course minus one wheel. Following the Scale Triathlon, it was time for the JEC Sled Pulls. Using a custom built pulling sled built and donated by JEC Racing, drivers attempted to pull the sled as far as they could. Only a few drivers managed to go the entire distance with their rigs. Since most participants were using their crawlers rather than fully prepped pulling trucks, I expected to see a lot of stripped gears or cooked motors during this event, but surprisingly there was very minimal damage done.


Thursday also saw our first glimpse at RCEC’s newest series which will be kicking off in 2018, RC Rallycross! The East Coast Rallycross Series ran a demo race on a makeshift race track and proved to be quite entertaining and action packed. Tamiya XV-01 rally cars are the popular choice of chassis for the upcoming series, but a few TT-02’s and MST chassis’ have been spotted as well. The final event of the day was a Monster Truck Freestyle event. Most of us have probably watched monster trucks on TV at some point, watching the trucks flip, spin, and crush cars for the audience. At Ledgestock folks were able to recreate those memories, complete with some crushable, tin cars for drivers to run over.


Ultimate Scale Challenge was back in action on Friday, with Divisions 1 and 2 tackling the courses. Remember, these courses are being laid out on 1:1 trails built for full blown, tube-framed crawlers, so trying to drive RC’s along these trails prove to be extremely challenging. Add to that fact that USC Divisions 1 and 2 are geared towards scale, daily driven stock vehicles and weekend warriors, and the “driver mod” really comes into play. Drivers must drive carefully and calculate their every move to ensure they don’t collect unwanted penalties, or even roll their rig resulting in an automatic DNF. To help participants unwind prior to the start of the Shred The Ledge portion of the event that would be starting Friday evening, the very first RCEC “Two Remotes-One Truck” challenge took place. With one remote controlling the steering while the other controlled the throttle, two drivers tried to complete a short obstacle course with one truck in the shortest amount of time possible. It proved to be quite entertaining to watch drivers mixing up which controller they had in their hand. Friday evening saw drivers head off into the darkness to try and tackle the Shred The Ledge course, and many would not return until the following morning. It proves time and time again to be tough not only on the RC’s, but on the drivers as well- both mentally and physically. The very first year that I competed in STL, my team was out on course for just shy of 16 hours!

Once drivers did return on Saturday, a couple 1:1 crawler’s arrived. One took folks out on the trails for ride alongs, and the other was available to be driven for a small donation. Now where else can you go to a RC event and then ride in a full blown 1:1 crawler, or better yet, DRIVE one? Finally, after an awesome week of RC’ing, awards were handed out on Sunday morning, along with the many various raffle prizes that had been graciously donated by the event sponsors. With scale garages, a custom built rig, a few custom built trailers, tires, shocks, and many other items up for grabs, everybody left with something. Ledgestock had been a success and paved the way for Ledgestock 2018, scheduled for August 29th to September 2nd. Huge Thank You to all the event sponsors for their support of Ledgestock 2017 (In no particular order)Scalerfab.com | Cbercfab | Powershift Rc technologies | RCCrawlerCountry.com | RRW Krawlzone FLA INC | 873SS/873SS_trailers | JerseyWorx RC | Mad Mike’s custom scale accessories | JEC Racing | GMRC | Helios RC | SuperShafty.com | Peter Alvarez | Field & Forest Recreation Area


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Simple Silver

Jeremy Fish

Sometimes it takes makeover after makeover to get things just as you like it. That was the case with Jeremy and his modifed and redone RC4WD Trail Finder i. Starting back in 2009, The TF1 was topped of with this Jeep body. The wheelbase didn’t match the body so a set of longer Tamiya Brusier springs were installed that stretched the wheelbase to where it was needed. The transmission also hung down a little too low for his liking, so it was rasied and a custom skid plate was added. A set of one-off sliders were also fabbed up to match the skid. Jeremy then capped off the chassis with hand-built front and rear bumpers. To control the bouncies a set of turned down TLT shocks were installed. hand-formed, aluminum inner fenders add a touch of scale realism and make those shocks the focal points under each corner. The original interior came with a chopped up Tamiya driver and a RHD interior from some random toy. For Jeremy, this wasn’t going to do at all. He fitted a proper LHD dash with some simple, but detailed door panels. The center piece to the interior comes in the form of a MAtt Hick driver figure. Everything is connected to micro servos to give everything the proper movement while trailing around.


With the interior done to his liking, it was time to get to the exterior. Jeremy added a RCModelexs’ roof rack which he knows doesn’t help with weight distribution, but admits it just looks fantastic. He always wanted to add a rear rack to the Jeep. He came across one from China that was cheap enough to warrant not having to build one himself. All that was needed was a few little tweaks and it was installed after giving it a spray of matte clear. A very cool touch on the rear are the taillights that came from a 50’s era Cheverolet dashboard. When Jeremy got word that RC4WD was coming out with a M416 trailer, he just had to have one. He made a very simple towbar and hitched up the t railer. “I think it’s up to it’s third rebuild/Makeover. I’ve tried to keep the essence of what it was pretty much intact though. it doesn’t climb well, it doesn’t turn well, but I love driving it. For a leaf sprung rig, it flexes like a champ! Those vintage Bruiser springs are well and truly broken in!” -Jeremy Fish

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Judd Rummage This month we were lucky enough to get a hold of one extraordinary builder: Judd Rummage. We got the chance to ask him a few questions and find out a little about the man behind these builds.

Name: Judd Rummage Where are you from: I was born in Colorado, but my parents arranged for me to be raised by wolves in the Carpathian Mountains of Northern Romania until the age of 5. Then straight to kindergarten, elementary junior high and high school in Phoenix Arizona. How Long have you been into RC: When I was a kid, I always loved 4x4s. I was into all manner of serious off road trucks and “high rollers� of all kinds including monster trucks. So, of coarse I loved to look at the Grass hoppers, Losi buggies and Tamiya RCs at the hobby shop, but to be honest, my parents could


never make the jump from the batman RC they bought me for Christmas for 10.99 at radio shack, that broke in a day; To a 179.00 RTR that still needed batteries and a charger. However, models were cheap and so like most 70s kids, I did that for a while so I was always at the hobby shop and always around high end RC and scale modeling. I always admired the high end model build case at the hobby shop, and always wanted to do tight work like what I was seeing in that case. All my model builds were terrible... I had no patients, no technique, and no place to learn how to get better. By the time I was 13, I was getting better but lost interest. when i got my first skateboard. For the next four years I was chasing girls and skating every day. Hobbies and models were out, rail slides and street-plants were in. To be honest again, I had friends with RCs and had plenty of chances to drive them, but ripping a buggy or any “toy� rc around in your yard, the park or evan a nice track just got boring to me. Along with long charge times and short run times,


It left RCs as a novelty in my mind. It wasn’t until 2010 when I discovered companies like RC4WD, Axial, and Proline that were doing “scale crawler” specific models and accessories that I made a strong connection to RC. What got you started in the scale scene: It was totally by accident. I was researching some areas to ride my mountain bike in Mission Viejo. I heard there was an area near where the 251 dumps into the 91called little Moab that was all slick rock and full size 4 wheelers were out there pretty often. I like to build new mountain bike trails so I was interested in this area. At this time I had no idea that modern sophisticated off road “scale” RCs existed. Wanting to know and see more of that area, I went to youtube. That’s when I saw a high end scale trail run video on Youtube. It was on all slick-rock and I didn’t know it was an RC for most of the video. It was quite shocking to see a foot come into the picture at one point and it almost blew my mind. In my hunger to know more, I discovered RC4WD,

Axial, rccrawler.com and later, The Scale Builders Guild. That just lead me down the rabbit hole. The things people in those circles were doing back then were so inspiring to me. My first rig was an axial scorpion. I learned the basics of RC on that rig, and how to customize for performance. After seeing the SCX10 and TF2 the scale world took me a whole other direction. Scale crawlers just had that “x” factor. They just seemed to want to be tested, to be pushed, to go farther and farther. People with scale modeling skills were pushing the limits of realism. Comp crawling had left the masses with the understanding of what kind of crazy limits could be pushed in offroad RC driving. Lipo batteries were coming in, aftermarket companies were raining parts, and events like Axialfest and Recon G6 were bringing the potential for true long range, challenging scale adventure to reality. As well as setting the stage for this to be a lifestyle driven motor/action sport. This was a whole other beast and I was eating it up. I rediscovered my lost modeling skills but now I had mad discipline, all kinds of technique and an MFA in graphic design under my belt. I love to research, I love to design and develop, and that’s what building is. Scale building basically gave me a whole new outlet for my love of design, with an exciting interactive twist that goes well with my love of the outdoors and wilderness adventure. Where do you get your inspiration from for your builds: I get inspiration from the serious side of the 1:1 world. From overland to KOH. From pikes peak off road muscle cars to 2wd dune buggies,


trophy Dakar and Baja specialty race vehicles, to sand truck and formula and everything in between. I’m inspired in general by nature, being in nature and man’s endeavor to cope with nature on nature’s terms. Subjects like vintage 4x4 heritage and history. History having to do with exploration outdoorsmenship and scouting in all it’s forms, and of coarse Native American history. I’m also inspired by cutting edge art, design and graphics. Especially lifestyle driven graphics from action sports companies like Fox, Troy Lee, O’neill Surf, burton snowboards and Metal Mulisha. These companies are really close with the culture that drives their audience so their design solutions are always spot on. I also enjoy high end graphitti, Caligraphy, science fiction illustration and underground art. As a builder I’m inspired by innovation. Innovators like RC4WD, Vanquish products, Proline racing, Knight customs, Beef tubes, Freqeskinz, and all the other countless contributers who strive to make our rigs look and perform better. I’m also inspired by other scale builders. There are way too many to name them all but I can name a few that

have been really prominent to me. A big standout to me is HEADQUAKE. His scratch builds are uncanny, and his process is amazing to watch. Danny Huynh does all original concepts and repurposes pre made products to change them into something completely unique. A true innovator and artist. Another great builder that I admire is Matthew Kett and as an extension, the Scale Builders Guild in general. There is some damn fine work coming out of that group of builders all the time. Matt and the other members are dedicated to scale realism and make things that you can’t just go out and buy. All the cool bodies that no one produces, but you wish someone did... Matt and the SBG community are making for themselves, and that’s truely inspiring. Another great builder that inspires me is James Knight. Knight customs has been a huge influence on the builders community with his incredible array of personal builds. He has also been a solid leader in the #D game with his beautiful and realistic, licensed 3D printed scale accessories. A true game changer and definitely someone that inspires me.There are so many other great builders out here that do inspiring work that I could go on all day,


but these are a few that I think need to be recognized for what they do to inspire whole communities of builders. What is your favorite build: My favorite build has got to be the Black Knight Icon Jeep Wrangler that I did for a Knight customs giveaway at Axialfest. It was super challenging and I took tons of risks and there were so many crazy details. It came out 99.5% how I wanted it to come out, but I had to fight for it. There were so many close calls that almost spelled disaster for that thing, but it came out really clean and I was super happy. A lot of people were puzzled by it. A few thought it was a new Axial model. At a time when the Axial JK was kind of old news it was hard to spin an Axial JK into something unseen or undone, it was a big thrill for me do something unique to that body and have it be so well accepted. The best part was being able to give it away. Making someones day with a brand new concept build to take home and call their own was a really good feeling. Any future plans for a new build: I can’t really talk too much about that... James bond kinda stuff. You know. I can tell you that I will be focused on a higher level of scale realism and want to do more hard body work for sure. My ultimate future aspiration is to create a unique concept that is captivating enough to inspire a full size builder to recreate it in 1:1.

Anyone you would like to give a shoutout to or special thanks: I would like to give special thanks to the people who believed in me and gave me opportunities to succeed in this industry. Rodney Wills and Jeff Johns at axial. Jim Eaton and Steve Brown at Vanquish. Jason Copeland of CKRC. James Knight of Knight Customs. Neal Cahill of Frequeskinz. Tom Allen of RC4WD, Ty Campbell of Tekin Racing. Paul Willhite of Pro Line Racing, Shaun Klobas and Matt Hauck of Amain hobbies. Mark Bettencourt of BPC chassis, Cody Isenbart of CBE, and Josh Elliot of ESP, I want to give the biggest shout to my parents my wife and my kids for always supporting what I do. This next bunch of names are people that I really have a lot of respect for for what they do on a regular basis, or for things they have done in the past.Anthony Rivas, Dan Wilson, Michael Pham, Josh Thiede, The late great Rick James, John Shultz, Scott Kerkes, Mr.T, Chris Prestwood, Torey Heath of Nor Cal Crawlers, Bobby Leggett, Micaiah Holt, Ryan Cantrel, Hemistorm, The Pointer Sisters, Two Chainz Scalers, Jay Kendal, The remaining members of KISS, Mike Kirby and the TNT family. Matt Henry, Todd Norton, The entire cast of MASH, Brandt Lowe, Mario Zamudio and Down With The Sickness Plus the Asylum, Gary Coleman, Kyle Listfull of UC FAB and all his Utah affiliates. Renegade Rock Runners, Trevor Ruchford, Mike Judge, Casey Dill, Ben Naputi, Nick Hernandez and Thomas sparks. Some of these people started clubs or built trails or are driving buddies. Some of them are industry leaders and shop owners, but all of them are part of a community that that shares fun, watches out for one another and we all share a passion for the same thing. Scale RC building and driving.


I know its been a long time coming. there have been delays, unforseen circustances and promises that weren’t kept. The road to recovery has been a bumpy and turbulent one but Scalers Magazine is now back. It’s 2018 and with the new year brings new light to the future of the magazine. I am overwhelmed by the patience and support every one of you have given me and the team. There have been some changes through all this. Some good and some bad, but at the end of it, this issue marks the begininng of a new chapter in the life of Scalers Magazine. -Todd Henderson Executive Editor

Rev Audio Unit

if you’re looking to put a little thump in your rig, then you need to check out the Rev Audio Units from Scale Mob Scalers. This little bluetooth audio system consist of two subs and an amp that have be skillfully 3D- constructed. The scale look is perfect for rocking out your tiny truck and they sound as great as they look.

Specs: Amp: 2 1/2L x 1 5/8W x 9/16T Speakers: 1 3/4L x 1 11/16W x 7/8T

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Owner: Terry Cheatham Chassis: RC4WD Trailfinder 2 Body: RC4WD Chevrolet Blazer Paint: Capek Scale Creations Axles: RC4WD K44 Cast Front and Rear Engine/Motor: RC4WD Scale V8/RC4WD Boost 35t Brushed Transmission: RC4WD TCI R4 Suspension: RC4WD Red Leafs Front and Rear Wheels: RC4WD 1.7 Raceline Avenger Tires: RC4WD 1.7 Goodyear MT/R Foams: RC4WD Firm Bumpers: RC4WD Tough Armor Front and Rear Winch: RC4WD Warn 8274 Batteries: Helios RC 3 Cell Servo: Spektrum S6250 ESC: Tekin FXR Scale Accessories: RC4WD Rear Cage with Tire Carrier RC4WD Hi-Lift Jack RC4WD ARB Fridge/Freezer RC4WD PRP Driver Seat and Cutter Figure Special notes: Hand fabricated headers Custom servo mount to clear RC4WD V8 pulley kit


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