VW Sun Roof Sedan by PYRO

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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.DSC04013.jpgDSC04011.jpgDSC04010.jpgDSC04014.jpg

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

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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

Steve

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

Good build!

B)

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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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Nicely done Ron! B)

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

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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.DSC04012.jpg

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

Took the words right outta my mouse, Skip

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

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"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.

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

Michael

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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

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Kool bug man.

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Good looking build, nice weathering...

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

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

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

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

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Very nice, best rendition of this kit I've seen!

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

Ahhhh true,but these lil air suckers don't spring coolant leaks ^_^

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Considering that it is a Pyro it looks great! Built a few Pyro kits as a kid, back when they were .49 cents they had some pretty interesting shapes so the slight flatting here and there is nothing. Don't remember ever seeing the Pyro VW on the shelves. I think building it a little "distressed" was the way to go with this kit as it somewhat hides most of it's faults. The stance is just right, one or two splines in the rear and a good twist down on the front beam, sits about as low as many of us ran them in the early 70's. (We never thought about narrowing the front axle beam to get it lower.)

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Thanks again for all the comments and another shot of it as it leaves the scene.DSC04009.jpg

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Ron,

Looking Good! Sorry I didn't get a photo of it at the last meeting for the newsletter.

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