RC4WD is a bit expensive for a beginner though. They are more specialty parts than anything. And yes, SCX10 would be the perfect place to start. Cheap, reliable, and overall a good performer. You can mod the hell out of it too.If a scale truck is what you want, then the SCX10 is a great place to start. Also have a look at RC4WD, ive heard they make some pretty cool stuff too.