Pro-Line have introduced the gnarly looking Desert Eagle bodyshell for the use with 1/10th scale short course trucks. Resembling a fire-breathing, road-crushing 1970’s muscle car the body offers details like a supercharged V8 rising out of the hood, zoomie side pipes and twin roof and deck spoilers. The body can be mounted in several ways, one of which is a desert grunge style, a post-apocalyptic war machine like Max Rockatansky’s Ford Falcon in the famous Mad Max movies. This setup is best used with 2.2″/3.0″ front and 2.8″ rear tyres. On the other hand the body allows to create a nice street rod style muscle car when using the appropriate 2.8″ tyres. More information about the additional parts needed to fit the body can be found here.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Pro-Line have introduced the Predator bodyshell for the Team Associated RC8B3E. The same body as it is included with the RC8B3E kit, the Predator takes design features from the Phantom and Type-R bodies to create a whole new look and balanced performance in any condition. The Predator E-Buggy body has clearance for 1/8-sized batteries and several optional air vent holes to keep the buggy’s electronics cool. Included with the clear bodyshell come window masks and a decal sheet.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Schumacher have released a wheel arch cutting jig for 1/10th touring cars. The jig ensures accurate and repeatable cutting out of wheel arches time after time. Simply set the car to the required ride height and position the body shell to the desired height. Position the jig flush with the outside of the body shell and locate the centre of the axle through the hole in the tool. The end radius is different from side to side to prevent body tucks so the the jig’s orientation is critical. Hold the jig and draw round the inside with a fine marker pen and then carefully cut to the line with a pair of curved scissors. The jig can also measure wing overhang with the handy 10mm step.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Italtrading have introduced two new 1/10th rally bodyshells out of their The Rally Legends line of scale rally cars and bodies. Available soon are the Lancia Delta S4 and Evo2 in the Esso Grifone design. The bodies come made from clear polycarbonate and they include comprehensive decal sheets as well as moulded details such as lightbars, windscreen wipers and more. The bodies fit Italtrading’s own line of The Rally Legend cars as well as many other 1/10th scale touring car chassis.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
JConcepts have introduced the 1974 Ford Bronco trial and scale bodyshell. Starting with the unforgettable chiseled shape, the Bronco lives on with an impressive grill area detailed with included decal sheet while the large hood area and fender line is sharp while the main body line runs across the entire door and rear fender. Large fender flares provide clearance for a variety of 1.9″ tires and protrude just like the real thing. The cab features popular flat panel window treatment on this vehicle along with heavy trim bordering the geometry. Mock gas tank caps rest in place while turn signal and rear taillight decals along with Bronco badges help bring out the realistic look of a classic beast. The Bronco drops on the Ascender 11.75″ wheelbase setting, with standard body mounts extended in rear height. The retro body also accommodates Axial 11.75″ wheelbase trucks but requires the use or adaptation of long rear body mounts.
Friday, November 20, 2015
JConcepts’ recently introduced S2 body for the Team Associated B5M is now also available in a special edition for lay-down transmissions. Featuring the original Silencer 2 styling with an aggressive, progressive cab design and channelled roof section the body also sports built-in gear cover ducts on both sides, distinct vents used to help relieve hot air build-up inside the body for those high-powered runs or hot days at the track. The features accommodate 3 or 4-gear lay-down style transmissions, giving all out versatility. Included with the S2 lay-down body come two 6.5″ Finnisher rear wings, window masks and a decal sheet.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
During the recent IFMAR 1/10th Buggy World Championships JConcepts have introduced the S2 bodyshell for the Team Associated B5M buggy. The new shell rocks some familiar features but rolled together with a low-profile stance. Slammed overall height allows the S2 to whisk through the turns with a low centre of mass while the progressive cab design provides plenty of front-end force for balance and steering. A channelled roof directs the flow through the centre of the body while also increasing the rigidity of cockpit. The dual side-window design that has become famous on the JConcepts bodies remains to bring a traditional feel to the layout. The upper side-pods feature distinct vents used to help relieve hot air build-up inside the body for those high-powered runs or hot days at the track. Carved and detailed side-pods edge the body giving the highly aero unit a stylish look with and tight fit and finish. Cut-lines are included on each side of the body to accommodate 3 or 4 gear transmission layouts giving all out versatility. Included with the body come two 6.5″ Finnisher rear wings, a decal sheet and window masks.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
New from Protoform comes the 1:8 Aero Kit with spoilers and stiffeners for 1/8th scale on-road bodies such as the R18 and P909. Designed to add as little weight as possible the kit will keep the structural integrity of the body by reinforcing the sides and rear end. The included braces feature stiffening contours moulded directly into lightweight Lexan for uncompromised rigidity. Added weight is minimised, keeping the car’s centre of gravity as low as possible to maximise corner speed, while still keeping the sides of the body from fluttering down the straightaway. Each 1:8 Aero Kit includes a large main stiffener for behind the rear wheels; pre-formed, pre-cut and ready to install. Two small and two medium size stiffeners are included to reinforce the sides of the body with a few simple bends. Included double-sided tape keeps the whole kit in place. Also included is a rear spoiler/gurney strip, vital to keeping the rear of the car planted. The spoiler is die-cut and bent to size with 20mm slots for adjustability in different track conditions.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015