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curt raitz

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  • Birthday 01/22/1950

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  1. curt raitz added a post in a topic 200 cu.in. Ford Straight 6 cylinder engine   

    No kidding, Norm has it...dang I didn't see it in his catalog, gonna have to give him a call!
  2. curt raitz added a topic in Wanted!   

    200 cu.in. Ford Straight 6 cylinder engine
    Anyone know where I can find a 1/25th scale Ford 200 cu.in. straight 6 cylinder engine.
    I think I've seen them on the internet, but can't remember where.
    Also, is there a kit out there that came with a straight 6 cylinder Ford engine.

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  3. curt raitz added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1927 Fiat 806 Grand Prix Racer
    Staying true to the NNL West theme of "7"...being any car built in a year ending with a 7. I found a 1/12 scale Italeri Fiat 806 Grand Prix online. This model represents the car Pietro Bordino won the 1927 Milan Grand Prix at Monza. I first thought it to be a re-pop of the Protar kit, but there are numerous differences. It was enjoyable building and only made a few changes to the kit, most notable were the plug wires. The kit includes plug wires, but they are huge rubber cords with big unrealistic caps. I replaced the spark plugs, resin cast the distributor caps (using the rubber ones to cast a mold) and rewired with brown fabric plug wire. Similar to a Protar kit, the kit is held together with numerous screws! These little buggers are of the "slot" variety and not magnetic, so getting them started was not much fun.

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  4. curt raitz added a post in a topic Tom McMullen`s: AEE- Big Twin -On The Workbench 11-5-16   

    Holy Cow John...that is a LOT of Rubber!
    looking' good buddy!
  5. curt raitz added a post in a topic "Little Feather" Jr. Fueler - Completed /w Final Photos   

    very nice sir, i guess i need to send ya a couple of wire wheels, heh!
    was planning on running off a few, enhanced my jig a little...gotta test it out.
  6. curt raitz added a post in a topic NNL West 2017, Santa Clara, CA. - C U There   

    The NNL West has it's own web page...so you can keep up to date on when it's happening , etc. www/nnlwest.org
  7. curt raitz added a post in a topic Ebbro Lotus 49   

    Very, very nice!
    Nice to see F1 pop up on this forum.
    I love the Ebbro kits, I have this one and it is not far from ending up on the workbench.
    Hopefully I can do it justice such you have.
    thanx for sharing and keep on building!
  8. curt raitz added a post in a topic Lincoln Capri - 1954 Carrera Panamericana Winner   

    I used Plastruct #90880 .040/1.0mm Half Round
    have fun
  9. curt raitz added a post in a topic 1957 Chevrolet Corvette - Stock   

    yep, missed it...easy fix
  10. curt raitz added a topic in Under Glass   

    1957 Chevrolet Corvette - Stock
    Just completed the last '57 Corvette for the NNL West.
    It's the AMT R2 1015-2 re-issue. Beautiful kit and builds into a nice factory stock version of the '57 Corvette.
    My only complaint is it doesn't have the hing for the hood. I could have fabricated one, but decided to build the model "Straight Out of the Box".
    Paint is Tamiya PS-14 Copper and Tamiya TS-7 Racing White covered with Model Master Ultra Gloss Clear.

    Here's a photo of the four '57 Corvette's which will be "parked" on the Theme Table at the NNL West.

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  11. curt raitz added a topic in Under Glass   

    1967 El Caminaro
    Here's what happens when you stick the rear end of a 1968 El Camino to a 1967 Camaro.
    I read that the "Common Kit" at GSLXXVI was the Revell '67 Camaro SS kit #4936. I decided to build the El Caminaro for the contest. Don't expect it to win anything, but it will help fill the class. 
    I always liked the paint theme for the 1969 Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car, white with orange stripes. So I went that way with a little twist. The white is Tamiya TS-45 Pearl White and orange stripes are homemade decals.
    Wheels and tires are from the "Wheels/Tires" Parts Box.
    Here's the mock-up and follow up photos of the El Caminaro.
    Please excuse the "specks" on the photos, luckily they are on the backdrop and not the camera!

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  12. curt raitz added a post in a topic ’53 Corvette in-line six and/or chassis ?   

    I've got either an AMT, Revell or Monogram kit at home you can have.
    only thing missing is the front end of the body. 
    I'm at work, will check it out and send you photo of it this evening.
    All it's gonna cost ya is shipping, cuz I see you're in Canada - a "Trump-Free" zone!
  13. curt raitz added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:The GT40 project New pics 2/13/17   

    Most Excellent, what size jets are you running in these webers? 
  14. curt raitz added a post in a topic Class of 2016 - Album Three   

    Tamiya TS-7 "Racing White"
  15. curt raitz added a topic in Under Glass   

    Class of 2016 - Album Three

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