189

Paint Cans

692

Total Work Hours

37

Vehicles Created

2851444

Value of Fun ($)

Welcome to My Ultimate RC Garage! Relax. Dream. Enjoy the handmade 80mph+ art... get inspired for greatness!

No matter what brought you to my garage, start by kicking up your feet and watching the top-slider crank by on a big screen! Relax while you enjoy some dreamy RC cars meant to emulate street-worthy whips. My work-product has been inspired by my lifelong automotive dreams, my love for engineering, and my curiosity in architecture.  Dig into the site with something to eat and drink in-hand, slow life down for a moment, and enjoy a fun experience for all ages: flip through my collection, drill-down for detail, find key parts, read some blog articles, and create some milestones for yourself! Amateur hobbyists should start by understanding the following four key points behind the selections for my garage collection:

01.

Platform Selection

I chose a fine Traxxas product for my 1-year test, but there are other worthy contenders for sure! For now, it’s about the Slash 4×4 w/ TSM OBA.  This truck is a monster, and also makes an Ultimate race car!

02.

Affordable Upgrade

Anyone can throw down a bundle of money, and hedge a bet towards a ton of fun and happiness, but is that it – more money = more fun? No – I prove otherwise. URCG-LV’s equate to project difficulty.

03.

Make it Special

Take a Traxxas Slash 4×4 w/ OBA; pretty great in all aspects. Start with that foundation, and begin your journey to making it an Ultimate! I built plenty of options to blueprint your own build if you’re new to RC.

04.

Make it Ultimate

Start with Uncut Body. Alter stance via tires and body mounts. Create sleek masks and paint scheme. Paint carefully – sticker it perfectly – done!  Rock your own style, and you’ll enjoy the hobby even more!

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Featured Vehicles

Get a little inspiration for your next Ultimate RC project, or simply take in the eye-candy and enjoy the ride!

Speed… is in my DNA.

The Ultimate RC Garage - What is it?

My name is RCRobbie (A.K.A. ROTO), and I’d personally like to thank you for stopping by! The goal of my Garage is to inspire, to motivate, and challenge you to reach for something beyond what you think you’re capable of. I managed to build the cars, write the text, take the pictures, build the server and the site in 7 months during “created hobby time.” 19 cars in total included in the launch of the site, and all associated social posts as well.

 

Since, I am currently up to 29 custom body shells, and racing to June 18th, 2019 to complete my 1-year experiment… to find the Ultimate RC Car and Truck for you to build your new hobby around.  Oh, and without breaking the bank or needing dual degrees in science and mathematics. I CHALLENGE YOU – what can you do in spare time for a little RC Therapy? (FINAL RESULT 1-YEAR UPDATE – 6/18/2019 @ 7:04pm – 34 Cars Completed, 174 Paint Cans Used in ~618 Work Hours spread over 365 Days!)

More about that later. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW is I started almost a year ago as a 100% AMATEUR AT THIS – never did a Slash 4×4 1/8th scale body upgrade prior to June of 2018, but I saw a vision, and like a one-eyed dog in a meat factory I chased it! Here’s how I did it:

VISION & TENACITY

Each car I create is a vision of what I’d drive. My standards were way beyond my skill level, so I started going 4 times slower than a Professional RC Hobbyist. My drive to see a vision through is addiction-like.

COURAGE & FORTITUDE

From your first cut into a blank body, to your color-scheme, masking decisions and paint prep… all of it will make you sweat the first few times for sure. Mistakes are made. Go through the process with open eyes.

PATIENCE FOR QUALITY

Rushing a hobby is silly – arguably oxymoronic! Go slow and enjoy it, otherwise you’ll miss all the opportunities to learn for the next project. Aim for quality effort and maybe surprise yourself!

Browse All Vehicles In The GARAGE

The Garage is filled with an assortment of vehicles and colors.  Browse them all your own way, or drill straight into a Make.
(Shown: 1 Traxxas Slash 4×4 base model with 5 different sets of tires and multiple body mounts swapped as-needed)

URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, Delta Plastik USA body - Silver Mercedes AMG DTM, Sweep Racing Tires - named AMG DTM (side view)

$2,895 MSRP: $1,950,000

Mercedes AMG DTM Race Car

Silver, Camel Yellow and Black, 2-Door Coupe Race Car, Sweep Racing Tires, After

Silver4WD
 
URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, JConcepts body - Black Illuzion, ProLine Prime Tires - named Yello' Jack (side view)

$2,895 MSRP: $315,500

Speed Truck – Yello’ Jack

Yellow and Black, 2-Door Concept Truck, Proline Prime Tires, Aftermarket Engine

Black4WD
 
URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, Delta Plastik USA body - White BMW M3, Sweep Racing Tires - named Big Pearls (side view)

$2,695 MSRP: $225,000

BMW M3 Big Pearls

White Pearlcoat, Black Roof, 2-Door Coupe Race Car, Sweep Racing Tires, Factory

White4WD
 
URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, Delta Plastik USA body - Blue Porsche 911 GT3, Sweep Racing Tires - named Gulfie (front view)

$2,995 MSRP: $1,250,000

Porsche 911 GT3 Gulfie

Blue, Orange and Black Authentic Gulf Racing Livery, 2-Door Coupe Race Car, Swee

Blue4WD
 
URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, Delta Plastik USA body - Gunmetal Porsche GT1, Sweep Racing Tires - named GT1 GUN (side view)

$2,795 MSRP: $2,750,000

Porsche GT1 Race Car

Gunmetal with Florescent Red Pattern, 2-Door Coupe Race Car, Sweep Racing Tires,

Gunmetal4WD
 
URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, ProLine body - White Ford 66 F-100, ProLine Trencher Tires - named Spearmint (front view)

$2,895 MSRP: $95,250

Ford F-100 Spearmint

White, Silver with Green Accents, 2-Door Pickup, Proline Trencher Tires, Afterma

White4WD
 
URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, JConcepts body - Blue Chevy 78 C-10, ProLine Trencher Tires - named Winter Beater (front view)

$2,795 MSRP: $84,500

Chevy C-10 Winter Beater

Blue with Ghost Ice Flames and White Roof, 2-Door Pickup, Proline Trencher Tires

Blue4WD
 
URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, JConcepts body - Purple Ford 99 Lightning, ProLine Prime Tires - named Purple Lightning (rear view)

$2,895 MSRP: $94,800

Ford Truck Purple Lightning

Purple and Black, with Ghost Silver Racing Stripe, 2-Door Pickup, Proline Prime

Purple4WD
 
URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4 TSM OBA - ProLine Trencher Tires - named Blue Bandit (side view)

$995 MSRP: $625

Slash 4×4 Blue Bandit

Blue on Black, 2-Door Stadium Truck, Proline Trenchers, Factory Engine Sound, Hi

Blue4WD
 

MEET THE HAPPY WORKAHOLIC

You know how you get to Carnegie Hall? (PRACTICE!)

 

I repeat the following enough to write them down once and for all…
(“Going for RC-Therapy!” – RR)

RCRobbie

Prep work and being prepared for the Unknown is key.  Not rushing through the Unknown is crucial.  You can put the best paint job in history on a turd, and it’s still going to be a piece of…

RCRobbie - Business Owner & Professional Dreamer
RCRobbie

If you have nothing to be passionate about you might want to check for a pulse.  If you have one, head to your local hobby store and ask for help. Get on the most cost-effective fun on the planet!

RCRobbie - Graphic Designer & Full-Stack Developer
RCRobbie

The most interesting of cakes have layers – paint your car in layers.  Plan your colors and stock up on TONS of white, silver and black for use as Backing Colors.  Save your discarded poly-carbonate body clippings for paint tests, if you suck at color combos or dressing yourself in the morning 😉

RCRobbie - Copywriter & Project Manager
RCRobbie

Picking paint colors are like picking fine flowers for a lady; if you don’t pick the right color for the right occasion you’re going to look like a dork. Research some Hot Rod magazines if your vision isn’t tangible enough to chase.

RCRobbie - Motivational Speaker & Brand Visionary
RCRobbie

Beautiful engineering is hard to look past when you’re a geek. I find a sleek body, hull or wing to be inspirational. Couple that with the right colors and you may create “functional art.”

RCRobbie - JetSki Enthusiast
RCRobbie

You can Photoshop a picture to perfection with some skill, so look closely at my pics.  Take in all of the defects that make me proud, because the ones you can’t see aren’t there. I did good for an Amateur, and at the conclusion to each project that was always a joyous surprise even to me… if you experience the same take a moment and share it my way!

RCRobbie - Ultimate RC Garage Admin

URC Garage e-Magazine

See how a project comes together, and read up on some neat tips and tricks.  The 1-year mark for my experiment is approaching, and when done I’ll post a few more articles detailing some of my favorite builds, how to setup for one, how to mask them, and how to paint like a champ no matter the season.

URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, Delta Plastik USA body - Blue Porsche 911 GT3, Sweep Racing Tires - named Gulfie (front view)
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Go Slow. Go Strong.

I finish everything on my work plate daily, since I know that methodically taking a bites, will clear it faster than

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URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, Delta Plastik USA body - White BMW M3, Sweep Racing Tires - named Big Pearls (side view)
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The First URCG Race Mod

When I re-started my RC addiction with the Traxxas Slash 4X4, and made the wise choice dubbing it

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URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, Delta Plastik USA body - Silver Porsche 911 GT3, Sweep Racing Tires - named Tuxedo Rob (front view)
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Real Cars In Background

You get that need for speed check this baby out!  This trick was to get the right location at the right time.

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URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4 TSM OBA - Mark Jenkins, ProLine Trencher Tires - named Larry The Lawnmower (rear view)
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Slash 4×4 Goes “Ultimate”

When I re-started my RC addiction the day I got my Traxxas Slash 4X4 TSM w/ OBA (nerd alert)…

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URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, Delta Plastik USA body - Gunmetal Porsche 911 GT3, Sweep Racing Tires - named Brock (front view)
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Perfectly Wrong Thing

Art can be unpredictable, and if you love your subject it’s hard to see anything wrong with what you’ve

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URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, JConcepts body - Purple Ford 99 Lightning, ProLine Prime Tires - named Purple Lightning (side view)
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Affordable RC Therapy

Grab a friend or simply go by yourself, and get a little “RC Therapy” as I like to call it…

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URCG Edition - Traxxas Slash 4x4, Delta Plastik USA body - Black Porsche 911 GT3, Sweep Racing Tires - named Midnight Madness (top view)
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Gloss Black To Drool Over

Black is the most interesting automotive color in my opinion.  With countless variants, nothing comes

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Want your own URCG Car?

Want your own URCG Car?

If you present an interesting request, maybe something can be arranged for your build. I do not sell what you see here at the moment, but the offers are flattering as heck!

Want to sell your car?

Want to sell your car?

Would you like to sell your car? Maybe we’ll want it if we can come to a fair arrangement, but at the moment I’m not looking to pick anything up. I can pass the word on though!

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