Sweep Racing have introduced their all-new STC-8 190mm touring car body shell. Developed for high-traction conditions the body will offer a smooth corner-exit feeling while also providing loads of high speed steering, thus filling the gap between the STC-4 and STC-6. The body will become available in the four different thickness variants of standard 1.0mm, lightweight 0.8mm and 0.65mm as well as ultra-lightweight 0.5mm, all of which include a high downforce wing and window masks.
Brilliant RC have announced a new carbon body support for the brand’s TCX 200mm touring car body shell. Made from high-quality 5mm carbon material the body support prevents body-tucks during refuelling or after battles and crashes on the track. No additional parts are needed and it perfectly fits Brilliant RC’s TCX pre-cut bodies as well as other brands with a Shepherd chassis specific version coming very soon followed by dedicated variants for other chassis brands in the very near future.
Coming from RPM are the Zoomies mock exhaust headers. They resemble the massive exhaust headers seen on many 1970’s full-scale cars with the RPM variant fitting a range of 1/18th to 1/10th scale vehicles and body shells. Their multi-piece design allows to mount them upwards, tilted backwards or even downwards and they come in a black or chrome variant. Screw mounting holes makes for secure installation on running vehicles while for display body shells mounting using double sides tape is also possible. The mock exhausts are ideal for VTA cars, monster trucks and many other applications.
Team Losi Racing have released a first image of their forthcoming low-profile body shell for the 22-4 1/10th 4WD buggy. Making its debut during this week’s 2017 ROAR Electric Off-road Nationals, the 22 4.0 inspired shell features a lower cab section, and no vertically fin, making for a more flowing and better rotating body when compared to the cab forward offering. TLR’s JP Richards was the first to run the body in practice and says: “First glance, the body has that new sleek and edgy design. Then you hit the track and it really helps the car have a fluent feel, with a good balance of steering, stability, and traction without the overbearing feel of a tall front cab.” The body is roughly scheduled for a late 2017 release.
3DRC have added another variant to their 190mm touring car rear wing line-up. The C-Type was developed with maximum downforce in mind. The straight-type wing features a gurney flap and stronger winglets which leads to increased downforce compared to the A and B-Type wings. The 3-D-printed wing fits all bodies with Protoform-style 100mm mounting pattern and it is available through the company’s Shapeways store and at select model shops.
JConcepts have introduced the S2 body shell for the TLR 8ight-E 4.0 buggy. The S2 design, originally made popular for the 1/10th off-road crowd, had a lot of influence over this design. It sports a forward cab, low-profile stance with channeled roof and rear stabilising fin. The front of the pods have deep pocketed and “force-bars” channel some air in a much needed forward position while also providing a more rigid feel to the body. The low-profile side-pods whisk over the electrical and step where necessary and the rear wicker section improves rear-end grip and tightens up the handling. The clear body set includes window templates and a decal sheet and it is a direct fit on the 8ight-E 4.0.
Pro-Line have released the Pro-Panels body shell for the Axial Bomber rock racer kit. The Pro-Panels are a direct replacement for the stock hood, roof and side panels and feature added shape details for a more aggressive look. The back of the roof features an optional brake light mount for 4″ light bars that can simply be trimmed away along the roof line if no light bars are used. Since the Pro-Panels come clear, drivers can put their own custom paint job on the Bomber and separate their rig from the rest. The Pro-Panels are made from very thick and super durable polycarbonate for long lasting performance.
Made for most of today’s 1/10th 2WD and 4WD short course trucks is Pro-Line’s new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Desert Truck body shell. Pro-Line has included maximum scale detail into this body and sticker sheet for a highly detailed yet functional replica of the 2017 Raptor that has real Trophy Truck styling. The 2017 Raptor has a bold and tough body style and it fit trucks such as the Slash 2WD and 4×4, SC5M, 22 SCT, Ten-SCTE as well as many other kits. As usual the body comes, clear, including windowmasks, overspray film and a comprehensive decal sheet.