curt raitz

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About curt raitz

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  • Birthday 01/22/1950

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  • Location Hollister, CA

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  1. curt raitz added a post in a topic Exactly a year to GSL XXVI, are you planning to be there?   

    I will be returning again, hopefully with Mr. Raul Perez and Mr. Bernard Kron in tow!
    Also have a model of a '50 Phantom Fleetside to drop of at Kingdigit Designs.
    Plus, will have built a "Clone" of Al Gaby's Golden Rod for the museum.
    c'ya
  2. curt raitz added a post in a topic Don Granata`s : 1/8 Scale Kawasaki Mach 3 Drag Bike - on the Workbench 4/22/16   

    Bueno, I use the same stuff...
  3. curt raitz added a post in a topic Don Granata`s : 1/8 Scale Kawasaki Mach 3 Drag Bike - on the Workbench 4/22/16   

    Hey Buddy
    Geeez  - I guess ya did strip the chrome...nice pile of bike parts!
    what do you use to remove the chrome plating?
    C'ya
     
  4. curt raitz added a post in a topic 1934 Ford Stake Truck - Rat Rod Style   

    Thanx for comments, I reshot a few photos last night...










     
  5. curt raitz added a post in a topic 1934 Ford Stake Truck - Rat Rod Style   

    It's one of the tanks Norm has at Replica's & Miniatures of Maryland.
    thanx
  6. curt raitz added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1934 Ford Stake Truck - Rat Rod Style
    Found this kit at Oakie Al's Model Car show and swap meet a few months ago in Merced, CA.
    It was beat up fairly bad and a total glue bomb!
    After close examination, I realized it would build up into a nice Rat Rod. One of the themes for the 2016 NNL West was "Rat Rods".
    So I chopped the top, "Z-ed" the chassis and channeled the cab. The engine is from the kit, added plug wires and a couple of "Funny Car" headers. Replicas & Miniatures provided the fuel tank. Engine block and goodies are from the "Parts Box". Paint is Rustoleum Apple Green, covered with Testers Dullcoat and lots of Rustall. Fender flaps are from Model Car Garage. Decals are from my buddy Steve Allemand. 









    Dang these pictures are "suckie...", will redo them and repost.
    thanx
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  7. curt raitz added a post in a topic Lincoln Capri - 1954 Carrera Panamericana Winner   

    I was able to complete the car for the NNL West, just got back from the Desert Classic in Phoenix.
    Thought I should post photos of the finished Lincoln.
    Thank you for your comments, etc.









     
  8. curt raitz added a post in a topic 69 Woodstock Hippie bus   

    The legend...

  9. curt raitz added a post in a topic DESERT SCALE CLASSIC 12 - 04/09/2016   

    I think I mentioned earlier I would be attending, but cannot remember if I did. Did I? If not I be there, getting ready to leave NoCal Friday morning.
  10. curt raitz added a post in a topic Barnes & Noble and MCM   

    The Barns & Noble in Gilroy, CA had 10 copies of Issue #200, now they got 9!
    Picked one up for my buddy Steve.
    Got mine in the mail last week...
  11. curt raitz added a post in a topic Eric Goodrich`s:: "IRON LUNG" - On the Workbench 2/8/16   

    Nice Nail Polish...
    I wish I had a dollar for everytime I've painted my left hand!
    oh yeah - love the car 

  12. curt raitz added a post in a topic Small Block Chevy Valve Cover   

    Thanks  for the help guys.
    I found a set of them and have them in my possession. 
  13. curt raitz added a topic in Wanted!   

    Small Block Chevy Valve Cover
    Howdy
    Trying to find this valve cover in 1/25th scale...

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  14. curt raitz added a post in a topic Lincoln Capri - 1954 Carrera Panamericana Winner   

    John I liked your idea, but got scared...and the windshield glass from the '53 Ford was almost a perfect fit. 
    So I stayed with the R&R Resin body
    thanx
  15. curt raitz added a post in a topic Lincoln Capri - 1954 Carrera Panamericana Winner   

    Thank you for the positive responses on this model.
    I was able to squeeze in some time to finish a few things on the Lincoln.
    First I had to tackle the bumpers, very key parts to make this model come to life.
    I made resin copies of the 1953 front and rear bumpers. I added the red resin taillights to the rear bumper.

    Here is the completed '54 rear bumper (right) next to the '53 bumper (left). The Chrome finish is provided by Alclad.

    Also here is the completed '54 front bumper (right) next to the '53 bumper (left).

    Next was modifying the '53 Ford chassis to fit the resin body of the lincoln.

    The body, chassis, hood and dash primed and ready for paint.

    The body and hood painted ready for some bare-metal foil work.

    The foil work is done...

    Wheels and tires painted and mounted.

    Now onto finishing the interior, engine and decals...
    c'ya