Back to work on the 2021 Bronco project! Bumpers, shock towers, skid plates, an awesome lighting system and body work. I chose a color and even had a custom graphic made by SOR Racing to finish off the look I was after. Clear windows from TAN woodworks allow for a more realistic look and I’ll be able to show off the interior.Continue reading
Category: Tekin Builds
Tamiya TT-02 Subaru Impreza Rally Car | Tekin Builds EP.31
I hope you at least watched some of part 1 so you know what went into making this kit suitable for some off-road action! I’ll keep this short, it’s more fun to just watch the video.Continue reading
Tamiya TT-02 Subaru Impreza Rally | Tekin Builds EP.30
The TT-02 is a budget kit from Tamiya and in this episode, we are going to modify and upgrade a basic $125 kit and try to make it more suitable for some rally driving. I picked this kit up a few months back to be built as a shelf model, but after some thought I’ve decided to go further by upgrading it a bit and seeing how it performs!Continue reading
Element Enduro ’21 Ford Bronco | Tekin Builds EP.29
The new Ford Bronco is finally out after years of anticipation and impatient waiting by many of us. I’ve been wanting to build a truck using the body I picked up and it’s all coming together now. The Element Enduro is the chassis of choice for the Bronco build and yes, we are going with the IFS as the real 6th Gen Broncos are IFS. I’m actually looking forward to seeing how it trails, this will be my first IFS trail rig. I’ve decided to go for an OEM Wildtrak type stance, which means minimal “lift” and tires that scale out to roughly 35″ or so.Continue reading
Tekin Builds EP. 28 – Vanquish Phoenix Maiden Voyage
TEKIN BUILDS EP.27 – VANQUISH VS4-10 PHOENIX PT3
I mean, better late than never, right? Right?
I finally finished the Phoenix. I know I know, it took forever. What can I say, winter is not the ideal time to drive a scale rig around here with all the snow. It’s DONE now though, so I’ll be traveling down out of the snow to drive it soon!Continue reading
TEKIN BUILDS EP.26 – VANQUISH VS4-10 PHOENIX BUILD PT2
Continuing the VS4-10 build, week two brings us a nearly completed chassis! The VFD Twin is now fully built and installed, shocks are built, links are assembled, drive shafts ready and the whole roller can finally come together.Continue reading
TEKIN BUILDS EP.25 – VANQUISH VS4-10 BUILD PT1
Vanquish Products VS4-10 Phoenix Portal Build Part 1! Finally, let’s see the build man!
The VS4-10 Phoenix is a brand new rig from Vanquish Products featuring new F10 Portal Axles in plastic (yes, plastic!), the new VFD Twin transmission, new SC8E shocks, new Phoenix truck style body and new IDS-10 driveshafts. New with some more new and a little more new on top of the already proven VS4-10 platform!
Tekin Builds EP.24 – Vanquish VS4-10 Phoenix First Look
Let’s talk about the new Vanquish Products VS4-10 Phoenix! The Phoenix is a brand new truck based on the already proven VS4-10 platform and comes in at $499. Yes, you read that right! The new F10 Portal axles are plastic, with brass axle tubes. Machined gears, 6MM axle stubs and a 1.4:1 portal gear reduction make these an incredible value.
The VFD Twin Shift Transmission brings crazy features to the table, with on-the-fly selectable front Overdrive as well as rear Dig functions, so you can use ALL the channels on your radio system. Let’s check out what is going to power this Phoenix and some of the other awesome features it brings to the world of scale trail RC!
RX4 Element Proof ESC
ROC412 3100KV EP Motor
T-440 Steering Servo
T-120 Shift Servos
3S 4200mAh POWER CELL LiHV
VS4-10 Phoenix Portal 1:10 Scale Truck Kit
Incision LED Lighting Kit
Incision 1.9 Method MR307 Black
Incision #4 Hubs
1.9 Nitto Trail Grappler 4.75″ Tires R35
Lil Nova 4.5 Comp Cut Inner / Soft Outer
Lil Nova 4.5 Comp Cut Inner / Med Outer
Tekin Builds EP.23 – EB48 2.0 Electronics Install
Episode 23, part two of the Tekno EB48 2.0 build! Time to install some electronics and get this car set up for the track. We are going with an RX8 GEN3, T8 GEN3 1900KV motor and a T-250 steering servo. Battery is a Tekin 4S 6500mAh Power Cell, look for those to officially release soon!Continue reading