Model: (Click to see more) 99959: Axial
Status: Runner
Date: 26-Apr-2011
Comments: 26
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I don't have very many non-Tamiya vehicles, I have two Rc4wd trucks and this Axial SCX10 Honcho I bought last year about this time to run at MSD scale rock crawling nationals in the class 2 (trail class) I bought it because Axial is the sponser and I like to support the sponser that helps put on the event (TamiyaUSA also has sponsored it several years) While I prefer the class 1 Street/Expedition type of vehicles I do like to drive anything scale so I always put together a class 2 rig since i have to drive up there anyway and unlike my class 1 Wrangler this thing can get all beat up and I don't care to much ;) So for this year I did not have the funds for new trucks so Like my Wrangler I just gave an existing vehicle a face-lift using parts I already had and only requiring me to order or make a few small detail parts and such to keep the cost way down but give the truck a new look and here is what I came up with for my fun beater class 2 rig in a couple of short evenings worth of work.

class 2 Trail rig for 2011 MSD scale nationals tail side topside with simple metal roof rack tow straps and tire tool in old metal jewery box lots of interior junk for scale points more sclae junk from the surplus drawers simple cut down honcho to scx10 wheelabse How it looked last summer how it looked at 2010 MSD scale nats last year

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
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Comments

ranger blue

26-Apr-2011

it's a beauty Seth

Dam 10

26-Apr-2011

Great lookin' truck, good luck with thenationals...

7.2inchdriver

26-Apr-2011

sweet! like you I dont really buy too many non tamiyas either, mostly because its not cost effective since ive got 25+ years of tamiya parts laying around. But i was really impressed how well the axial is built and how it performs, it really is a great kit. I also like its simplicity when compared to the crawlers tamiya offers like the cro1 that are overly complex and not very scale. the scx is really like a less expensive modern version of the bruiser chassis. It wont be the last one i buy.

CARRERA

26-Apr-2011

Sorry if i am a little unknowledgeable about Axiall but, doo the wheelarchs' come with the kit or are they extra? Is the cockpit Axial also? Nice looking rig. Good luck @MSD.

Toykid

26-Apr-2011

Another great looking build. I really appreciate that proline make their interiors to fit the tamiya humid driver good luck at the nationals.

mrmtodd

26-Apr-2011

Nice job! You have a knack for putting together a myriad of parts to make a beauty.

Wyoming

26-Apr-2011

Thanks guys, I do like the Axial although it is wider than I like for most of my builds. The wheel arches are made by Pro-line as part of a full lexan undercarriage, I have trimmed it down to just the wheel arches.

Tobbe70

26-Apr-2011

Looks really wonderful Seth! Is that Camel Yellow??

3SPD REKR

26-Apr-2011

Looks pretty good for a runner. Nice work for a couple of nights of work. Did you paint the outside for the matte look? I'm not that savy on the lexan bodies.

the-way

26-Apr-2011

I like this car and its shape. Great details but not drinking and driving guys, please

SilverRC

26-Apr-2011

Great looking truck! As are all the models you've displayed. Keep up the great work.

Wyoming

26-Apr-2011

Thanks guys, yes it camel yellow inside with PS-55 flat clear on outside the black trim is painted on outside. I'm not a huge fan of lexan shells either Norm but in a comp when I roll them down a rock face and nothing cracks or goes flying then I'm glad I used it I also like not having to touch up white plastic paint scratches after every run like I do with my other trucks but lexan will never look as good to me so I use it sparingly as possible.

Orangemeca

26-Apr-2011

I've thee same review for lexan body, but this one is great, any factory in your house ?

brayling

27-Apr-2011

stunning truck, love the 'road beer' good luck in the nationals

delux

27-Apr-2011

Gotta love a Cherokee!!

pastimesteve

27-Apr-2011

Very nice Seth. Excellent detail, as always.

pagedm_f350

27-Apr-2011

I love this body from Pro-Line, nice work Seth I am a bog fan of the SCX10 also, I have 2, considering mounting my F-350 body to one and ditching the 3 speed

Wyoming

27-Apr-2011

I don't like it that much There is nothing wrong with it I just find the scx10 to be a very difficult platform to build the types of trucks I like which are scale rigs with a stock stance, ride height, and width, which is why I have just this one SCX10 and like 15 CC01s but everybody has there own favorite.

mikeekim

27-Apr-2011

Sweet truck mate

BeetleOne

27-Apr-2011

Very nice! The red Jeep body of the last summer is great too

BeetleOne

27-Apr-2011

Looking at the last pic.. it sounds cool that track with puddle . Have a great fun and good luck at the Nats!

Naxman

28-Apr-2011

Looking good Seth! I like the new look (and the old ones too!)

skywhelp

28-Apr-2011

I like the way you've filled it with spare parts. Its really come alive now. I still have a soft spot for it in MSD 10 mode too. The beer bottle in hand is quality. I had my first sxc10 test run today I'm still grinning.

def4x4

30-Apr-2011

Another great work from you, nice color and detail work. Good luck on MSD.

Tizer

1-Jun-2011

Seems like I missed this one. What driver did you use for the Proline cockpit set? And do you think it might fit a 200mm touring shell? I need a cockpitset with a back seat and some 80's style front seats. This seems to be a good match.

Wyoming

1-Jun-2011

I used a Bruiser driver reproduction from Jsourbeck on ebay. I suspect the interior could be cut to fit a touring car


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