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curt raitz

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About curt raitz

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  • Birthday 01/22/1950

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    Hollister, CA
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    Curtis Eliott Raitz

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  1. Thanx and yes we will be having a NNL type model car show in September.
  2. Mark the chrome pinstripe is from "line o tape". It can be found in a number of places.
  3. When Revell issued the "Foose F150 Pick'em Up Truck" I got to thinking'...that 1957 Chevy Cameo sitting in my cabinet for who knows how long needs some new shoes.! So I picked up the Foose F150 at the Local Hobby Shop (yep we got one in Hollister). Not stopping there after a little browse thru Jimmy Flintstones Web Page I found and purchased a chopped '57 Chevy Pick up Cab. I used the chassis, drivetrain, seat (narrowed to fit Chevy cab), wheels and tires from the Foose kit. Found a soft rear bed tonneau cover in my spare parts box (quartered it to fit the cameo bed). Chassis needed to be lengthened by 1/8" and both axles narrowed by 1/4", plus added a front bed support to the chassis. Paint is Spaz Stix Candy Apple Green(1)/Candy Yellow(1) and Rustoleum Metallic Black. Both were air brushed and then buried in multiple coats of Testors UltraGloss Clearcoat. Ran some 1/64" chrome tape between the two colors to give it a little "pop". The most challenging part of the build was grinding the normal sized glass (front/rear) to fit the chopped cab from Jimmy Flintstone. I had initially built the truck without the visor, but I'm glad I added it after these photos were taken. I used the decal from "Firebird Design" for the truck bed. thanx for lookin'
  4. Norm at "Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland" has a really-really nice set of headers for the Ardun heads.
  5. Revell chopper

    Very Nice... I like the machined parts Gonna have to fire up my mini-lathe and make some for the Revell Chopper I couldn't sell at the NNL West!
  6. Show Car Display Stuff

    Thanx guys. Once the kits were identified, my buddy Steve found one from his AMT '49 Merc and has it for me.
  7. Show Car Display Stuff

    I just built this as a give-away car for the NNL West. I want to build another, but cannot remember where I got the "Show Car Display Stuff" from. Stuff like the trophies, easel, plaques and stanchions and finned brake drum bases... I thought it came in one of the Revell/AMT Parts Pack kits, but did not find it listed in any of them. I'm sure someone out there knows where I can find it, thanx
  8. ALA-KART - NNL West Giveaway

    Miss not seeing you...Maybe I'll see you at the SoCal NNL in May. Art Laski is heading it up.
  9. ALA-KART - NNL West Giveaway

    Hi Scott, thanx...you making the trip north this year?
  10. Dan Gurney Tribute Scale Race Cars

    Here are a couple of cars Dan Gurney drove or was involved with. Porsche 804 F1: Olsonite Eagle: Tony Adamwoicz (RIP) 1969 Gurney-Eagle F5000: I had the pleasure of meeting both Tony and Dan at the Monterey Historic Races (Laguna Seca) a long time ago.
  11. Beatnik Bandit - NNL West Give-Away Car #2

    Well here ya go...
  12. NNL WEST 2/03/2018

    Looking forward to seeing you Randy in Santa Clara...
  13. Curtis Turner's 1958 Ford - NASCAR

    Another Curtis Turner racer... 1958 Ford Hardtop he drove for Holman-Moody in 17 NASCAR Grand National Races. He won two races at Lakewood Speedway and Southern States Fairgrounds. Started with a resin body from Star Models...chassis, running gear and interior from the "Fireball Roberts" 1957 Ford Revell kit. Paint is Scalefinishes Colonial White, decals by "Slot Car Fever". Here are both 1958's he raced, they will going to the Curtis Turner Display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation after the NNL West in February. thanx for lookin'
  14. Similar to the Ala-Kart, this kit was given to me by my buddy Raul. I'm not a big fan of "Show Cars", but built this as a "Give-Away Car" for the upcoming NNL West. Built straight out-of-the-box and displayed as being at a car show. thanx for lookin'...
  15. Good Morning Sir Lookin' gud so far, isn't TROGing fun?