We can finally release details of the new 4Runner body from RC4WD. It has been in our hot little hands for just over a week now and we couldn’t say a word! For those that don’t know the 4Runner, it was basically a Toyota Hilux with an extra row of seats, a roll bar and a removable fibreglass canopy over the tray, and now you can have an Rc one.
Now rc4wd have a reputation for amazing scale products, but I could not believe my eyes at the evel of detail when I opened the box, it was more like a fine scale model than rc model body. Opening doors, bonnet, removable tailgate, even warning label stickers! Newbies beware, some serious model making skills will be needed to complete this body to its full potential.
Needless to say, I will be taking my time to do the model justice, but I am wondering what colour I should paint it, any suggestions? Of course we will be keeping you all in the loop as the build progresses so keep an eye out for updates.
Injection Molded ABS Plastic
Clear ABS Windows
Dashboard with Steering Wheel
Opening Hood and Doors
Magnets Keep Hood/Doors Closed
Removable Top for Open Air Feel
Wheelbase: 11.3in / 287.0mm
Length: 19.1in / 484.2mm
Width: 7.73in / 196.4mm
Height: 5.57in / 141.5mm
Weight: 35.2oz / 997.0g
Finally a massive shout out to RC4WD for sending us this exciting body to test, as well as a trailfinder 2 to test it on, so keep your eyes peeled for that review too.
Yes the man in the red suit has delivered not one, but two boxes from RC4WD to the Aussie RC News office, so we have some building to do. Keep your eyes peeled for more news as this project progresses!
PROTOform are smashing it at the moment with some amazing new releases.
Firstly there is the amazing new Vintage Trans Am (VTA) 1968 Mustang Fastback body which not only looks epic, but very well made as well. Certainly there will be appeal with VTA and Drift drivers alike I would think.
I was clearing out the rubbish from my email inbox this morning and saw a favourite sellers newsletter from ebay that prompted me to write an article about 2 ebay sellers that I have not used, but love the work that they do!
Colins Classics and Castings
The first one is in Australia and shows up on ebay as Colins Classics and Castings. Not very RC sounding I know, but bodies of some iconic RC cars are available from this ebay store. XY GTHO Falcons, Holden FX Utes, Holden Monaros, VW Kombis, Holden Toranas, Sandmans vans, Mad Max Interceptors and more!
The 2nd ebay store I would like to feature is Team Bluegroove. I found this looking for a 1:10 959 body for my XV-01, something I failed to do, but found these guys as a result. These guys specialise in making or reproducing a lot of RC bodies that are either extremely hard to find, or out of production, or are unique creations of their own (like the van body for the Traxxas 1:16 rally). Check them out at http://stores.ebay.com.au/teambluegroove?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 . Kyosho Optima Pro Body Version 2, RC10 Bodies, stacks of awesome mini bodies, Kyosho USA1 Truck Body, HPI Super Nitro Rally bodies etc etc etc. The list is almost endless with 700 bodies on their list when I checked this morning. These guys have some great gear and are worth checking out if you are looking for a body with a bit of a difference!
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