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#1 rmvw guy

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:18 AM

Anyone ever heard of PYRO? I picked this one up at Indy last week end for $15. The box says 1/25 scale but, it's more like 1/23. The sides of the car were separate pieces with the interior engraved inside. It did come with two mechanics. I painted it Testors flat red with clear over slight weathering. Lowered the stance. I'm pleased with the result for a quick build which is what I needed. Comments welcome, thanks for looking.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

Looks a nice model of an early Beetle, I had heard of Pyro kits, but never built one ....

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

I really like the weathering! John's Bug shop is just down the street from me, and he always has something in his lot that looks like your build. There's usually more "weathered" bugs than trailer queens! See for yourself:http://www.google.ca/maps?q=&layer=c&z=17&iwloc=A&sll=42.984004,-79.235728&cid=6503769748943570798&cbp=13,57.5,-1.8,0,0&panoid=DRhAk8k76KcvFpk-tx7GgQ&q=john's+bug+shop&sa=X&ei=UbKSULjsHaWZ0QGG34C4DA&ved=0CHsQnwIoADAA

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

That's pretty nice for a Pyro ... they're usually not so ... accurate!

Good build!

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

Man, that looks great. I have some early Pyro kits...'48 Lincoln, '37 Auburn and a Cord...and they're not-so-hot. This Bug looks pretty accurate, shape-wise. The figures look remarkably well rendered also. Pity about the scale being wonky. Very nice build anyway.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

Nicely done Ron! B)

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

Very nice build, especially considering it's a Pyro. What's with the bullet holes?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I agree the PYRO kit is not that great. It has no inner fender wells and the area behind the back seat goes through to the tires. An expert modeler could probably do wonders with this kit. It was well worth the money just for the two little men included. It also came with some vintage luggage.
What's with the bullet holes? On my 1:1 I had a little chip on the door that became a small rust hole. I put a bullet hole decal on it and kind of liked the look so, had to do it! Here's another picture of the other side.Posted Image

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

Very nice build, especially considering it's a Pyro.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

Except for the clear wipers :blink: ... I love it!

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

"Anyone ever heard of PYRO? I picked this one up at Indy last week end for $15."

And at first I thought he was paid $15 to take it, instead of paying that for the kit.

Edited by sjordan2, 01 November 2012 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

very nice never saw a pyro kit before, but nice build


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

Except for the clear wipers

That was a safety feature that never caught on.

Looks like you did an exceptional job with a poor kit. The back end looks too flat (rear window, vents & decklid)

Edited by Zarana-X, 01 November 2012 - 01:47 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Kool bug man.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

Good looking build, nice weathering...

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

Very nice build... i think it turned out great!!

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:08 AM

I think my next build is going to be a beetle this is very nice looking I love the weathering you've done nice work

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

RON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tha is one sweet lookin' lil' Air Sucker!!!!,I had this lil doober kit many years ago and it was a pain,you did an awesome job on the Dubbie...

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Looks good. I remember Pyro from about 50 years ago.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

RON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tha is one sweet lookin' lil' Air Sucker!!!!


Aren't all internal combustion engines air suckers? :P