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Pyro Civil War Blockade Runner (Cutter 'Lavinia') - (ex-Harriett Lane), 1/124, B375-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

After the initial issue, Pyro re-marketed the Harriett Lane as the 'Lavinia,' which was what the Confederates renamed her when they captured and converted her to a blockade runner. This kit was originally made in the early to mid 1960s and is well detailed for that time. Features full hull, full deck fittings, railings, detailed running and standing rigging diagrams, sails, rigging material and more. Molded in green (hull), wood tan, medium gray and black. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The Harriett Lane was built in 1858 and named for President Buchanan's niece. The cutter was 180 feet long with a 30 foot beam and displacement was 670 tons. Armament consisted of 3-9 inch Dahlgrens and 1-30 lb Parrot Rifle. She was built at a time when steam was not fool-proof, so she is rigged for full sails. Harriett Lane served as the Presidential Yacht, the fired the first shot of the Civil War. She chased down blockade runners until January 1, 1863 when she was attacked by five Confederate Gun Boats and boarded. She was captured and renamed the Lavinia and was used as a blockade runner. Near the end of the war she caught fire at sea, and put into Havana Harbor. Federal forces took her again and rebuilt her in 1869 as the bark 'Elliot Ritchie'. She was abandoned at sea in 1884.

Pyro Robert E. Lee Mississippi Steamboat, 1/163, B237-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$125   

Very colorful boxart by A.V. Rudisill. Very large and highly detailed kit has over 360 parts and measures 22 inches long. Molded in white and tan plastic. All details of the real ship, including the railings and carvings are duplicated. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (about 95%) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (large hull and deck parts, paddle wheels) have been inventoried complete including flag sheet, rigging material and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is graded 'fair+' because the left short side of the box top is tore off along the box fold and corners. It is included inside the box.

Pyro American President Liner President Wilson or Cleveland, 1/547, C279-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Second hardbox issue from Pyro, likely from the early to mid 1960s. Nice full hull kit for that time. Designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The kit can represent the Ocean Liners SS President Wilson or SS President Cleveland. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag.

Pyro Buccaneer Antique Pistol - American circa 1787 Lancaster Pennsylvania, 1/1, C201-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

From about 1966. Early hardbox issue. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model. This is a full size model is an exact copy of an actual early American pistol that was handmade in the year 1787 by an unknown gunsmith in the vicinity of Lancaster, PA. Most flintlock pistols of this period were carried by US Army officers on horseback. These weapons were unreliable and hard to reload, so they were designed with a heavy stock. After firing it made for a handy club. Molded in woodgrain and gun metal silver. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Tourer - Bagged, 1/32, C453

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$32   

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, blue injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro 1932 Chrysler La Baron Phaeton - Imperial Chassis V-8, 1/32, C413-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Molded in black and clear with chrome plated parts and rubber tires. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro Duesenberg Murphy SJ Towne Car, 1/32, C414-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes real rubber tires, chrome plated parts, colored injection molded and clear parts. Features detailed chassis and suspension, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro USS Chicago CA136 Heavy Cruiser, 147-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Very rare. Pyro's first ship kits were the BB Missouri, CA Chicago, CV Shangri-La and DD Sumner in the early 1950s. The one-piece box is complete but has wear as shown and a closed tear on one long side. It is molded in dark gray and black plastic. The scale is not listed, but the built model is about 12 inches long. NOTE: the main turrets have been snapped (not glued) in to the deck. There is no other assembly. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Please note that the three larger ships all came in the same box. Pyro placed the kit contents on the side of the box.

Pyro 1909 Cadillac 30 Tourer - Bagged, 1/32, C458

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$32   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Mercer Toy Tonneau - Bagged, 1/32, C460

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$35   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1968 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro 1914 Mercer Raceabout - Bagged, 1/32, C452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$34   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. This car is an exact reproduction of the car owned by Ralph T. Buckley, owner of the Antique Auto Shop of New Jersey. This shop specialized in rebuilding Mercer automobiles to factory new condition. The car was part of the Gene Zimmerman display of over 150 such cars in Holiday West PA. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, red injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Martin-Handasyde No. 3 Monoplane - ex Inpact, 1/48, P602-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Very nicely detailed. Has realistic fabric texture on wings and control surfaces. Includes engine and cockpit detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Deperdussin 1911 Monoplane - ex Inpact, 1/48, P603-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Very well detailed kit of a rare subject matter. Very realistically molded with fabric texture where appropriate. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies of the Inpact issue. The original Pyro instructions are missing.

Pyro Gulf Star Tuna Clipper, 1/58, B374-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$55   

Mid 1960s hardbox issue. Modeled from the two Tuna Clippers (sister ship is Sea Magic) of the Avondale Marine Ways Company of New Orleans. These hard-working boats and crews roamed the ocean year-around in a dangerous business. Many vanished without a trace. The Gulf Star was wreaked on a reef off Peru. Model has a hull length of 13.5 inches. Very nicely detailed kit for that time. Even includes rigging material and rigging instructions. NOTE: kit has minor and neat assembly; hull halves are assembled. Quality of assembly is 'professional' (no gaps, no glue on the outside portion and great alignment). There is no other assembly and zero painting. Many parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the parts not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions.

Pyro Gloster Gladiator - (ex-Inpact), 1/48, P607-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$27   

Very nicely molded with good details. Features full engine, cockpit and a very fine 'fabric' design where the real aircraft was cloth covered. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro USS North Carolina Battleship - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C385-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded turrets, stacks, many superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Pyro Mercedes Benz SSK Sportswagen, 1/32, C348-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

1966 Pyro hardbox issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. Features detailed chassis with exhaust, suspension and gas tank, complete motor and interior, removable hood, spoked wheels. Molded in gray and clear with chrome plated parts and real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro 1932 Chrysler Imperial - 8 Cylinder Roadster, 1/32, C411-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes real rubber tires, chrome plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and gas tank, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, removable hood and dual mount rear spares. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro 1930 Packard Boat-Tail Roadster, 1/32, C343-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes colored, chrome plated and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering link and fuel tank, spoked wheels, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro Chevrolet 1932 Cabriolet, 1/32, C291-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is very nicely molded with very good detail featuring full underside and chassis, spoked wheels and complete interior. Molded in dark green and clear. The box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.