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Pyro Natchez Mississippi River Packet, 1/160, B238-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$159   

Rare hardbox issue from the mid 1960s. Very large and highly detailed model measures over 21 inches long when assembled. The Natchez was the famous rival of the Robert E Lee. The race between the two is considered a classic tale of The River. Although the Lee won, the circumstances were suspect and many people still considered the Natchez the fastest paddle-wheel packet ever. (For example, the Lee carried no payload and the Natchez was carrying passengers and a normal payload.) Molded in high-gloss tan, burgundy, green and gray plastic. All details of the real ship, including the wooden railings and carvings are duplicated. Includes full rigging instructions and thread. Never started. All the parts that were originally factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the few parts that Pyro did not seal (paddles, hull and large deck parts) have been inventoried complete. With instructions, decals and flag sheet. Please note that while the box has heavy moisture/water damage, the decals, flag sheet and instructions (as well as all plastic parts) escaped damage and are 'excellent.'

Pyro Ford 1936 Roadster, 1/32, 288-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

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 nicely detailed and the later issues of this same kit state that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Features detailed molded chassis underside with separately molded front and rear suspension, complete interior, top boot or top in the 'up' position and rear trunk mounted spare tire. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro Barbary Felucca Pirate Ship, 312-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$32   

Unusual small-scale kit of the feared Barbary Coast Felucca. Although written of as Pirates in Western History, they were considered properly commissioned men-of-war. This unique kit contains factory wooden masts, vacuform billowing sails, one-piece injection molded main hull, one piece deck with all fittings molded in place and a light tan display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. Please note that the box displays better than the 'fair++' grade but is rated as such because there is a 2.8" long closed tear on the left short side (that extends up the left top corner of the box top as shown) and a litho tear on the upper long side.

Pyro IJN Shokaku Aircraft Carrier (Syokaku) - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C387-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series that are very well molded for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline and features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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 IJN Syokaku Aircraft Carrier - Syokaku - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C387-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series and very nicely molded for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline and features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded island and other deck details 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 Santa Maria - Columbus Flag Ship, C314-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Early hardbox issue with great box artwork. This small scale ship kit meaures 6 inches long when assembled. Includes one-piece full hull, one piece deck with all fittings molded into it, three wooden masts, vacuform billowing sails and a tan display stand (yes, it is a very, very simple kit). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Pyro Gertrude L Thebaud Fishing Schooner, 206-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$95   

Rare early issue from Pyro, likely from the very late 1950s. The excellent box painting was by Howard E. Arnold. This is a very good model of the famous fishing schooner that was built by Louis G. Thebaud and christened by his wife Gertrude. After being initially defeated by the Bluenose, the Thebaud won the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy in 1930 in a hard-fought contest with her rival. The contest is still disputed to this day. Nicely detailed for that time and measures 20 inches long when built. Features 125 parts, full hull with display stand, deck fittings, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Molded in black and dark wood swirl plastics. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: this is a tiny short shot on the port side of the forwards bow. It is easily repairable and measures about 1/8 x 1/16 inches.

Pyro Rolls Royce Towne Car, 1/32, C349-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

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. Features detailed chassis, full front and rear suspension, steering linkage, complete motor, removable hood, full interior, realistic inner and outer spoke wheels and more. With clear, chrome plated & black molded parts and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Pyro Bristol Bulldog - (ex Inpact), 1/48, P609-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and features full engine, cockpit and a very fine 'fabric' design where the real aircraft was cloth covered. This model is from the original Inpact molds.

Pyro Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$115   

From the late 1950s. Rare, early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed for that time and measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Pyro Elsie Gloucester Fisherman, B259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$52   

Still factory sealed. This is a 1960s issue with AJ Rudisill artwork. There is no scale listed, but the kit is roughly 8-9 inches long when assembled. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which in 1967 Pyro called '$1.25 Models'. All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '75 Cent Models'. Kits in the $1.25 line in '67 included the Skipjack, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty, HMS Ark Royal, USS Constellation, British Bomb Ketch, Chinese War Junk, Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, Henri Grace A'Dieu, Dutch Staten Jacht, Gotta Le Jon and others. 75 Cent kits in 1967 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, Brig of War, HMS Victory, Flying Cloud, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, La Reale French Galley, Venetian Carrack, Roman Merchant, Spanish Galeon and others.

Pyro 1909 Lozier Briarcliff - Vintage Brass Car Series, 1/32, C455-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

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 Lozier was a large four cylinder T-Head rated at 45 horsepower. The wheelbase was 124 inches and she rode on huge 36 x 4.5 tires. This Pyro car model is based on a car that was owned by Thomas J Lester of Chargin Falls, Ohio that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. 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. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: while all parts are present, 2/3 of on windshield support rod is broken off and missing. Easily replaced with cylindrical plastic or metal stock.

Pyro American Cup Racer - With Sails, 1/96, 328-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$84   

Rare early issue from Pyro, likely from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Wonderful kit of the famous schooner that would race between New York and Bermuda. Very nicely detailed and includes billowing sails, standing and running rigging material and full rigging instructions. Measures about 19 inches long when built. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neat assembly: 3 eyelets are glued to the hull. There is no other assembly. NOTE: the hull below the waterline only is painted green. There is one coat and the quality is only 'good.' there is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, thread and instructions present.

Pyro The Revenge Sir Francis Drakes Flagship, B263-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Larger scale Pyro kit. Full hull model measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Nicely molded in wood brown and white with billowing sails and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which were first called '$1.00 Models' and in 1967 were renamed '$1.25 Models.' All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the Pyro '50 Cent Models' line (later called 74 cent models). Kits in the $1.00/$1.25 line (by 1967) included the Skipjack, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty, HMS Ark Royal, USS Constellation, British Bomb Ketch, Chinese War Junk, Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, Henri Grace A'Dieu, Dutch Staten Jacht, Gotta Le Jon and others. 50 Cent/75 Cent kits in 1967 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, Brig of War, HMS Victory, Flying Cloud, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, La Reale French Galley, Venetian Carrack, Roman Merchant, Spanish Galleon and others.

Pyro American Cup Racer - With Sails, 1/96, B328-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Mid 1960s large-scale model of the famous schooner that would race between New York and Bermuda. Very nicely detailed and measures about 19 inches long when built. Features a one piece hull with separately molded rudder, full deck fittings, small boats with oars, multi-piece masts with separate gaffs, full vacuform billowing sails, rigging material and instructions for both standing and running rigging. The hull is molded in dark gloss green and the other parts are molded in a lite tan and swirl dark wood plastic. The kit has never been started. The dark wood parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The other parts have been inventoried complete including instructions. The vacuform sails are in mint condition.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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 & interior and a removable hood. Molded in colored plastic and clear with chrome plated parts and rubber tires. Never started. The colored plastic parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The clear, chrome parts and tires were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions.

Pyro 1930 Packard Boat-Tail Roadster, 1/32, C343-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

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 features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and fuel tank, spoke wheels, complete motor & interior and a removable hood. Molded in green, chrome plated & clear and with rubber tires. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro French Galley La Reale - 1526 French Navy Flagship, B378-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Very nicely molded small scale ship model. Features finely engraved hull and deck details, oars, separately molded deck fittings, billowing sails and display stand with a name plate. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Pyro Hawker Fury RAF - (ex-Inpact), 1/48, P608-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$27   

Larger scale (1/48) Fury model. Nicely molded good detail and subtle fabric texture where appropriate. Features cockpit detail, pilot with positionable arms and full rigging instructions. Very colorful checkerboard decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro Robert E. Lee Mississippi Steamboat, 1/163, 237-795

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$155   

Late 1950s or early 1960s issue in very good condition. The excellent artwork is by A.V. Rudisill who did a large number of box paintings for Pyro. Features over 360 parts and measures 22 inches long when assembled. Very large and well detailed model for that time and still widely built today. The details of the real ship are well duplicated, including the railings and carvings. Molded in gloss white and tan plastic. The kit has never been started. Inside it is exactly as it left the factory. All of the parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The few trees and large parts never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes colorful flag sheet and instructions.