Part Build Part One – Racer has teamed up with De Agostini to build their latest Model Space project in the form of the stunning Red Bull Racing RB7 that won the 2013 World Championship. This Kyosho F1 model is highly detailed and at 1:7 scale is going to look impressive too.
Nuremberg Toy Fair – We have eight pages of new items and products from all the top manufacturers as we bring you our show guide from the 2014 edition of the famous Toy Fair in Germany.
Maximising the 4WD – The Yokomo brand has always been popular but in recently the momentum has grown with the release of a fast mid-motor 2WD chassis. And now they have brought their 4WD right up to date with the latest evolution of the B-Max4 and we grabbed the opportunity for an overview of the mark III model.
Championâ€™s Column – Olly Jefferies saw in the New Year with a change of chassis sponsor to Xray and that would mean little time to prepare for the next 1:12 national. Not that this would hinder him as two pole positions, a win and a second place would allow the on-road start to wrap up the open mod title in style.
What the Farmer Really Wants – When Joe Brown reviewed the Tamiya Farm King back in the July 2013 issue, he was a little disappointed so in his own typical style, he decided to come up with his interpretation called the Farst King. As the name suggests, this is a little different in terms of looks and power.
Who Will Challenge Chris? – Last year Chris Grainger snatched the modified 1:10 TC national title from Elliott Harperâ€™s grasp at the final round but this year looks like it will be tougher than ever for all of the competitors with some new cars and team changes shaking things up in the two classes. We have a run down of the main protagonists for the coming season as well as those interesting driver moves.
Scale Meets 1:1 – LRP headed out to Essen Motor Show for the annual tuning show to set up their booth and show some full-size fans how they can replicate their heroes with RC versions. This month also sees Jurgen Lautenbach announce the details of the new ZZ.21.CC Spec 2 nitro competition engine.
Crewe Decides Championship – Round four of the LMP12 National Championship took place at the Crewe circuit and saw Olly Jefferies showing that learning a new car wasnâ€™t about to stop his winning ways.
ECX Ruckus 1:10 and 1:18 RTRs – What’s better than one Ruckus? Two of course! In this review we look at the 1:10 and 1:8 models independently, wrapped up in one mega review! As both are supplied Ready-To-Run, there is a Ruckus waiting for you right now at the local hobby shop.
Vaterra HÃ¤lix – Vaterraâ€™s ever-growing range of models now includes an all-wheel drive monster truck in the form of the HÃ¤lix. Not only does this look great with its low stance and aggressive styling, but the Ready-To-Run is also is well equipped with a brushless system and something called AVC technology.
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC – With many years and much success with their tyres and bodies taking World titles, Pro-Line has decided to enter the kit market with their Pro-2 SC. Using their proven upgrade sets including PowerStroke shocks, Protrac suspension and Flo-Tek body, there is little doubt this is a top-end race truck…
Yokomo R12C3 – Mark Stiles builds and races the latest incarnation of Yokomoâ€™s all-conquering 1:12 scale chassis. The R12C3 includes a number of interesting features including the front suspension, balanced rear axle components and bell crank steering arrangement.
JQ Products THE Car White Edition – Back in May 2011 Racer got their hands on the very first JQ Products 1:8 buggy called THE Car. Now we have the latest version called the White Edition and new contributor Stephen Coyle analyses the offering from the Finnish team.