Many thanks for the info. I have the caveman with the Steg kit, so now need to source the missing two or buy another Bronto kit! Looking forward to painting these guys in some bright colours and will post some pics of course. G
Hi! I stumbled onto this forum while I was looking for info on Pyro dinosaurs! I had all but the Protoceratops as a kid, but then my parents gave them to my cousin, so here I am 50 years later, trying to recreate my youth! Right now, I have versions of all but - you guessed it! - the Protoceratops in my collection, although none of these have bases or cave people with them. Oddly, I don't remember my originals having cavers with them, but maybe my Dad just didn't bother with them? Anyhow, I have a cabinet of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures to enjoy, so I can't complain really... Most of my collection are kits by Pyro/Life-Lke, etc., Revell, Tamiya, Airfix and one old and legless Aurora Styracosaurus. (Anybody got a spare rear right leg, by any chance, please:-). Apart from kits, I like the old Invicta models and tend to buy dinosaurs from Papo, Schleich and Bullyland, picking out the versions I reckon are the best. I'm certasinly not going for 'one of everything' these days! That's about it for now, looking forward to learning about kits I've not seen yet. Cheers, bigbear
Post by artdecovampire on Feb 2, 2013 13:09:30 GMT -5
A lovely, age appropriate build up. Both the Rex and the Bronto have so little surface detail they look like whales or B-Movie extras in suits. However I think this is what's cool about them. In another dimension where PS don't exist, this kit is probably the holy grail of models to find! I wish I still had my cave man, or my Rex still had its front teeth.
Post by artdecovampire on Feb 28, 2013 1:58:23 GMT -5
I remember this add. I was a big Warlord fan. Later Battle/Action. Then 2000AD, as they had a time travel strip called 'Flesh' which was about farming dinosaurs for food. Its good to see the whole roster of kits on display, but even as line drawings its easy to see the difference in the quality of the sculpts. I'm repainting my Protoceratops at the moment, which despite the lack of skin detail is still a pretty accurate model.
My multiferous thanks to acroray for having managed to dig these 1st box Pyro Dinosaur Kit images out of archives so old on Flickr that you cannot find them with a current search... I have just spent the last 5 hours searching the internet for this original issue box art and having absolutely no luck until I came across his post.
I did manage to figure out how to display all of the Pyro images this 'picarro' fellow posted back in 2011. He had entered the date he took the pictures on, and so I did an advanced search, which lets you bracket before and after dates -- that returned a result with *all* of the pyro kit images he posted on April 14, 2011. Here's the link, but you may have to be signed-in to Flickr for it to work (Yahoo now owns Flickr so you just log-in with your Yahoo ID):
Hi all, It's been a while, but I am back! Finished the Stego, but only just taken the pics. He is molded in black plastic and I have the caveman also, but felt the base was a bit to small so have him on his own 25mm base to stand next to Stegy. Should have taken a pic, sorry. He is a very poor figure though! Regards G
Post by artdecovampire on Jul 23, 2013 1:55:35 GMT -5
Nice colour Gamera. The Lindberg one is easier to paint because it has texture to pick up effects. That looks like a very straight clean build up. I seem to remember having a caveman holding a rock above his head? I leaned mine up against the side of the Steg as though he was pounding the rock against its body. He was a bit skinny though and I remember thinking he wouldn't be able to lift that rock!
Post by artdecovampire on Jul 27, 2013 2:39:08 GMT -5
Very pricey indeed Frank. Its a shame somebody can't resin cast the bits and vac form the base so a humble wage slave such as myself could mock one up. The Lindberg?Pyro triceratops can still be picked up even in the UK.