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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. Porsche 904 GTS Carrera

    Porsche - Bernard??? This isn't a Hot Rod... Glad to see you're building a sports car, I will check in now and then to see how you're doing. I've built a couple of these, nice kit for it's age. Getting ready to for GSLXXVII, you need to make the next and last one in 2022! c'ya Buddy
  2. Nice work Tonto... it's nice to see you are no longer "un-hinged", spun maybe...
  3. California Ain't What It Used To Be

    I've lived in Northern California since 1963 and have no desire ever to leave. Granted it's more expensive living here, but clean air, golf year round, two seasons (wet/dry) and being able to paint almost anytime you want are worth it. And Yes, NorCal and SoCal are two different planets...I'll take San Francisco over Los Angeles anytime!
  4. Yep...looks great in real daylight! I think a few people messed their pants at DSC after seeing it.
  5. Howdy Chris Dang did I really miss this build earlier! I heard you talking to John about the "Spaghetti Bender" during our visit, now I know what younger talking about! If they are up to your standard...I'll give you a set of my 1/16th scale wire wheels at the GSL. c'ya buddy
  6. Desert Scale Classic XV - April 13

    Great Photos Mike...
  7. Thanx everyone for your comments. The model suffered a little travel damage on the ride home from Desert Scale Classic in Phoenix. Air Horn came loose and lost the drivers wiper blade...nuthin' that can't be fixed. c'ya
  8. Saw this magazine and really liked the truck on the cover. I wasn't interested in doing a replica build of the truck, but used it as my inspiration. Just happened to have a resin cast "Jimmy Flintstone" '41 Ford COE, but wasn't going to sacrifice the bed from the Revell '37 Ford Pick Up. I used the '38 grill from the kit though. I did have a few '50 Ford pick up beds in in my stash, so used one of these. My buddy Steve loaned me a front-wheel drive transaxle from a kit and I made a mould of it for resin casting. Used the rear IRS from a Corvette donated by another buddy Raul. One of the joys of a Jimmy Flintstone resin body is you have a lot of resin to play with! Using photos and the '38 grill I ground away on the '41 Ford COE until I was happy. Headlights are from a '41 Willy', engine, exhaust, chassis, wheels and tires pulled out of my parts collection. thanks for lookin'
  9. We - Raul Perez, Steve Allemand and myself shall see you there Simon
  10. Most Excellent Mr. Teresi, can't wait until the "Hinging Party"
  11. Mr.Teresi cuts everything by hand... he doesn't know how to spell "laser" or what a caliper is used for! He's the Master of Plastruct/Evergreen!!
  12. Vroooooom - Vrooooooooom! did you find the Ford 9" rear end I told you about?
  13. West Coast Hobby Shop Recomendations?

    J & M Hobbies on Laurel Street in San Carlos is an old style hobby shop in the SF Bay Area.
  14. Desert Scale Classic XV - April 13

    The NorCal Boys are getting ready to head south for DSC. Hopefully the snow will be gone by then
  15. Norman, if you prefer...I sell the wheels direct. I have 4 sizes, 1/25th scale: .710", .740" and .790" diameters and 1.10" diameter for 1/16th scale. If you are interested, message me.