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#801 Daddyfink

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:54 AM

I have always wanted those Pyro kits! Especially now that I know they come with figures! 



#802 ChrisBcritter

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:45 AM

Well this is a new one on me! While doing my usual search for '58 Fords on eBay:

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http://www.ebay.com/...=item339d1d0867

Anyone recognize the company, and if they made anything else like this?

 

Along the same vein, the same seller has a Messerschmitt; again any info? I'm watching both kits to see if the bids head for Idiotville...

http://www.ebay.com/...=item339d1cef05

...aaaannnnd $old! $275 on the Ford and $148.50 on the Messerschmitt.



#803 Tom Geiger

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:47 PM

...aaaannnnd $old! $275 on the Ford and $148.50 on the Messerschmitt.

 

I saw both of those and the prices were still cheap $51 on the Ford, much less on the Messerschmitt,  about an hour before the end. So the fireworks must've been in that last minute!



#804 Kris Morgan

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 01:50 PM

Man, I gotta find those surfer bikes. they are too cool.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:13 PM

The Pyro bicycles look really cool and in 1:8 they would be quite big aswell. I guess they would fit in nice with 1:8 scale  motorbikes. I got a couple of 1:24 bicycles. Not at all obscure and they are quite recent, both from Fujimi. One in the Thule Jetbag kit and another that looks a lot more oldfashioned that comes in the Tools 3 kit that they released a couple of years ago.

 

Not sure if they have been posted here before but a friend of mine has some plastic kits of guns, in 1:1 scale. Looks just like real but they are nonfunctional. That is really strange in my eyes. I don't remeber who made them and not what guns it was either.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:46 PM

Well this is a new one on me! While doing my usual search for '58 Fords on eBay:

 

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Wow, this is really interesting! Body is obviously based to a large degree on the AMT kit judging by the lines around the windshield and rear window. The size described (7 1/2") sounds somewhat smaller than 1/25th, the AMT kit body is 8" long. Also looks like the body made out of acetate since it appears slightly warped, like a promo. Unless in copying the AMT piece they translated the typical promo warp in styrene! Also looks like that chassis might be a bit wide for the body...



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:19 PM

I would love one of the leisure sprinter kits.



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:54 AM

I've gave away a Grip Honda Civic last year. Or he will pay for the next one I find inside a decent price. There have been some arround the later years, and they rarely reach 100 dollars. The body, and exterior is very nice, but the rest is typical batteryoperated japanese toycars. From own collection.

Not that obsccure Honda.
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In case anyone's curious lol

 

 

Now I went through all the 45 pages and I'm astonished, what (partly) beautiful model kits were out there in former times! I like the 1/24 / 1/25 Honda of cause and have to say "Hey, I have one of the posted cars"
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And 4door Corvette (Monogram - #2269)
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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:56 AM

Honda Accord (1/24 - LS - #C611-800)
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Cadillac Eldorado (1/25 - Revell - #1244)
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Pilots and ground personal (1/48 - Revell - #H-2275)
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The contrary to the Space Shuttle: Energija Buran (1/288 - STC Start - #121059)
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or by "Reifra" (1/288)
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1960 Chrysler New Yorker De Luxe St.Regis (1/24 - Revell)
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1960 Volkswagen (1/25 - Premier - #270)
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Posted 13 February 2015 - 01:51 PM

The 1/32 scale Chrysler is actually a 56 Not a 60!!

It was one of the FIRST series of Annuals Offered

in 55 then 56 by the Twin Company's AMT/Revell!!

Later 56 issues had only the Revell name on them

There were more in the series.

This Chrysler, Ford Sunliner, Buick Roadmaster 4dr, Mercury Montclair,

Lincoln's Continental Mk2, And Cadillac DeVille Convert

I have at least 1 of each of them.

Many were later re-issued as Customs, Then in Revell's SSP program

The Chrysler was left Customized, while the Ford Sunliner was returned to Stock

 

The first one I got was the 56 Mercury Montclair  4dr  Pheaton (Hardtop)

I later found the Custom version of the Ford Convert .

I now have 2 Re-issues and an Original Stock issue of the Ford besides the Custom

I found at Carlislie.

I have 3 each Annual & SSP Custom re-issue of the Chrysler

I think I have 1 Caddy (SSP) maybe2,

and only 1 SSP of the Continental

I did Finally get a Buick, but I do not know if it is a 55 issue or a 56!!

(I got it Hidden in a Parts lot Cheap!!)

 

The Mercury & the Buick are the ONLY 2 in the series to

NOT be re-issued by Revell
I sure Wish they would though. The Buick, Even a Glue Bomb can

draw $50.oo+ in bids on that Evil Auction site!!!

 

I guess the 57 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham IS a Odd Choice, But

has been re-issued Many times in the past 20+ years. 

Lastly in a Standard type box and Not as a Limited SSP program!!

Yes, I do have one of those too

Not sure how I rill replicate the Stainless Steel roof though!!!


Edited by Edsel-Dan, 13 February 2015 - 01:53 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 12:44 PM

Man, I gotta find those surfer bikes. they are too cool.

 

Kris, theres one of them on ebay right now

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item58bee309d7



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:28 PM

Sorry, did a re-org of my Photobucket, hence all photo links I posted hitherto are broken.

Will check which ones I can repair in due course.

 

 

However, if non-automotive kits are OK, how about these?

 

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The plastic colours of these are even more baked than the box art:

 

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Then there is this:

 

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I also happen to build 1/8 Monster kits, although I never would :huh:  .... I can kinda  imagine sticking one of them on these Pyro bike choppers .... the Creature has a perfect stance as-is, you'd just have to bend the knees    :rolleyes:


Edited by Krazy Rick, 16 February 2015 - 07:31 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 04:13 AM

The guns were made by Pyro.

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LS also made 1:1 scale gun kits:

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A model building friend has a very funny(not funny at the time) about the gun kits. He built one a took it to an IPMS nationals. Had it in the window of his hotel room...you can almost guess what ensued.



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 05:33 AM

Pyro was founded by William Lester in 1939, and was involved in providing plastic parts for the WWII including aircraft parts.

The company was in Union, New Jersey and had a line of ray guns and space toys that are highly collectible today.  Bill Lester pretty much perfected the injection molding process, and was known as "The Father of Modern Injection Molding.  He sold Pyro in 1972 so he could concentrate on the then new field of tamper proof packaging.  



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 02:25 PM

I think my friends gunkits maybe was made by LS but I belive it was more "modern" looking. In todays world, such kits could probably make a lot of problems in many parts of the world.



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 03:04 PM

Here's a new one on me. I didn't go through all 46 pages of this thread, so please forgive me if somebody already put this one up.

 

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 03:19 PM

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From the 1986 Auto World catalog.



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 03:52 PM

Something I regret deeply. The 1:67 scale 20 Mule Team kit has been produced since 1958 and AFAIK is still being made!
They are (were?) sold in the gift shop at Scotty's Castle. And believe it or not, I passed on it when I was there.

I have an assembled one that I picked up in a lot of glue bombs, no idea what I'll do with it.

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 04:10 PM

Here's a new one on me. I didn't go through all 46 pages of this thread, so please forgive me if somebody already put this one up.

 

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I remember reading about that one (and other Palmer kits) in a copy of the swedish magazine Wheels some years ago. It apparently just as crappy as many of the other Palmer kit. Luckily, today we can get a 1:25 resin P1800 from Airtrax that looks like a P1800. Not sure wich one is the most expensive though.



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 04:46 PM

Pyro was founded by William Lester in 1939, and was involved in providing plastic parts for the WWII including aircraft parts.

The company was in Union, New Jersey and had a line of ray guns and space toys that are highly collectible today.  Bill Lester pretty much perfected the injection molding process, and was known as "The Father of Modern Injection Molding.  He sold Pyro in 1972 so he could concentrate on the then new field of tamper proof packaging.  

 

aha .. so we can blame Bill for those BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH plastic packages that need a saber saw to open!!! :lol:


Edited by Foxer, 17 February 2015 - 04:46 PM.