Have you ever been browsing the web and found pictures of some killer scale drift pit complete with gas cans, fire extinguishers and toolboxes? What about an outdoor Baja scene with the race truck up on jack stands or a crawler setup with tow cables, metal lifts and oil drums? I know when I see those pictures my mind starts wandering; how did those guys make all those cool parts?
I would love to build something like that but, if you’re like me, I’m not handy enough (or have enough patience) to widdle away at wood or plastic to create the final product. Well good news, now I don’t have to, and neither do you!
Yeah Racing has released some parts that make building a scale diorama as easy as pie. Simply cut open the packaging and set in place. If you’re one that can never leave things alone, all of these parts are customizable with paint and a few stickers to create your own custom look. We grabbed a selection of goodies from rcMart.com so let’s check out the parts, one by one.
This red bucket can be set next to your rig or hang by the handle. You can fill it with sand, salt, spare parts or even water (I tried it … it does hold water). It’s got a nice, red outer coating that seems pretty darn durable but can be repainted if desired.
Yeah Racing 1/10 RC Rock Crawler Accessory Large Bucket
Yeah Racing Large Bucket
Big Oil Tank
A cool accessory that needs to be in EVERY type of diorama, the oil tank (or drum) can be placed at the back of the scale garage, on a plastic ‘sheet’ and stickered up to look like race fuel or in the back of a truck (multiples might look really cool!). It comes with a non-working ‘cap’ up top, but those of you with magical skills could cut that out and fabricate a realistic drum-top pump. All I know is this tanks screams ‘paint me blue and sticker me with a VP logo’!
Yeah Racing 1/10 RC Rock Crawler Accessory Big Oil Tank
Yeah Racing Big Oil Tank
Steel Wire Rope with Hook
The steel wire rope has a strong, metal hook on each end that would make this a perfect recovery line for crawlers. With 31.5″ (800mm) or cord, you could easily wrap it around a tree or hook it to your buddies rig to help pull you out of your jam. Another use might be to tie something down on a trailer or roof rack. Heck, this might look great on that emergency vehicle project you’ve been working on.
Yeah Racing 1/10 RC Rock Crawler Accessories Steel Wire Rope With Hook
Yeah Racing Steel Wire Rope with Hook
Heavy Duty Shackle with Mounting Bracket
The all-metal, heavy duty shackle comes with 4 screws and nuts, allowing you to mount it to any front or rear bumper with ease. You can hook to it with a recovery line (say, the above Steel Wire Rope with Hook) and have yourself pulled from the mud, water, over a log or through dense bushes. Includes two shackles and mounting brackets so you can put them on both sides of your rig.
Yeah Racing 1/10 RC Rock Crawler Accessories Heavy Duty Shackle with Mounting Bracket
Yeah Racing Heavy Duty Shackle with Mounting Bracket
Bolt-On Off-Center Hooks
Bolt on hooks are used to help run wire around the vehicle as well as give additional areas to hook to. These particular items have the hook off-center, making them great for mounting on the edges of your truck to keep the wire (especially steel ropes) from cutting into the body.
Yeah Racing 1/10 RC Rock Crawler Accessories Bolt-on Off-Center Hooks
Yeah Racing Bolt-On Off-Center Hooks
No respectable diorama is complete without a few gas cans laying around. Set them on shelves, on the ground, or in the back of your truck. These pieces come with brackets to allow you to mount them to the back, side or internally on your rigs. You could also strap them into your trailers or roof racks. For that mega-scale look, drill out the cap and install the flexible pour spout!
Yeah Racing 1/10 RC Rock Crawler Accessory Oil Tank 2pcs
Yeah Racing Gas Cans
When you have flammables around (like the gas cans and fuel drums), you have to have something in case of a fire! Yeah Racing’s scale fire extinguishers are just the ticket. These parts come with a molded tank and an actual rubber hose! This end can be pulled from the catch, a cool feature if you can get your scale ‘Greg’ to hang on to it! The extinguisher also comes with a bracket so you can mount it on your roll cage, inside of the bed or trailer on on the wall of your scale garage.
Yeah Racing 1/10 RC Rock Crawler Accessory Fire Extinguisher
Yeah Racing Fire Extinguisher
This all metal high-lift is just what the doctor ordered for any scale crawler or rock racer. It features a nice, large base that keeps it from tipping when your rig is being lifted. It stands just a tick under 6″ so it can be used with even some of the taller trucks (like Axial’s Wraith). Screws in the side lock the lift into place and while the chained ‘pin’ doesn’t do anything, it does add to the scale appearance.
Yeah Racing 1/10 RC Rock Crawler Accessory Full Metal High Lift Jig
Yeah Racing Metal High-Lift
Long Chain and Hook Set
Similar to the Yeah Racing’s YA-0373 Steel Wire Rope With Hook, this is a full 37.8″ (960mm) metal chain with metal hooks on each end that can be used for most of the same things the steel wire is used for. While the steel wire is ‘rolled’ for storage, this chain can be wrapped around the front bumper, rear bumper or rear tire. Another excellent item for recovery.
Yeah Racing 1/10 RC Rock Crawler Accessory 96cm Long Chain and Hook Set
Yeah Racing Long Chain and Hook Set
Adjustable Height 6-Ton Jack Stands
Modeled after real stands, these jack stands look awesome and will work for just about any diorama! They feature an adjustable height with working lift release. While I haven’t tested their 6-ton limit (and I wouldn’t suggest it unless you want some flat metal pieces), they have no problem holding up my 1:10 crawlers, a Wraith, a Rival MT or even a Yeti XL. Includes 2 stands.
Yeah Racing 1/10 RC Rock Crawler Accessory Height adjustable 6 Ton Jack
Yeah Racing Adjustable Height 6-Ton Jack Stands