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Zachary takes us on the journey that created his customized ’56 Willys pickup: “After attending USTE (Ultimate Scale Truck Expo) for several years and seeing all the amazing builds people had done year after year, I wanted to finally give it a go and see what I was truly capable of. I knew if I wanted to potentiall­y make this thing worthy of an award,

I’d truly have to make it unique and scale. A full year later, many design changes, swapping out of parts, hiccups and frustratio­n, I finally got it to where I wanted it to be. USTE22 is a year I’ll always remember. I received two finalist ribbons for Best Interior and Best Engine Bay and ended up winning an award for Best Engine Bay. This build is one I’ll cherish forever.” Of the 3D-printed body, Zachary tells us: “This build started out as just a regular SCX10 II Cherokee. I printed a 1956 Willys Pickup body for this build and had custom fenders and bumpers fabricated by Scotty Bolin at Blue Line Fab. I also had a 6BT diesel engine printed by Scalerat to bring this build to another level.” He adds: “This thing was loaded down with several custom-made scale accessorie­s as well as several RC4WD accessorie­s.” It’s a greatlooki­ng ride for sure, exemplary work and congrats on your awards, Zachary!


- Chassis: Axial SCX10 II

- Body: Custom 3D-printed 1956 Willys Pickup

- Motor: Holmes Hobby 27T Trailmaste­r

- Speed Control: Hobbywing 1080 in a custom wood battery box

- Battery: Gensace 2200mah 50c Lipo

- Wheels and Tires: Reefs RC Typhon wheels, Pro-line 3.85” OD Interco SS TSLS,

Locked Up scale hardware, RC4WD front scale hubs

- Shocks: 90mm RC4WD Rock Krawler front shocks, Dinkyrc cantilever

setup in the rear running Traxxas 1/18 shocks

- Axles: Axial AR44 axles with RC4WD Poison Spider diff covers

- Paint: Several mixed layers of Rustoleum paint, some weathering done

with Vallejo and Tamiya weathering kits

- Lighting System: RC4WD Baja Design pods in the front light buckets

- Radio System: Flysky GT5

- Other Options: Reefs RC Raw 500 servo, scratch-built interior, several other

scratch-built items, scale items and other custom work

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