Post by artdecovampire on Jul 31, 2013 4:13:16 GMT -5
I agree. Its exciting to find and even have one of these things, but in comparison to a PS kit its nowhere near as exciting. Its like they were trying to compete. The extra creatures look like a Cynognathus and a hypsilophodon for up the tree. I'd like to know if anyone has any idea. Any modeller worth his salt could come up with a decent play base. My father made me one for my kits using polystyrene ceiling tiles and paper mache. Complete with river and trees, wide enough apart to walk the dinos. At that price I doubt it will sell. The painting of the thing on the box looks poor. It looks a little cobbled together as a concept.
Post by artdecovampire on Aug 9, 2013 5:11:29 GMT -5
Simple and sweet. I did mine straight brown, Theres not a lot of texture to pick up paint so I think you did the best thing. I like this kit and the original illustration it was modeled from. The grey looks fine, makes it look thick skinned and leathery.
To be fair it did turn out better than expected. Just tried to paint it too quick after spot priming some extra filler. You should never rush the prep stages! I have the Anklyosauurs to paint next, after my holidays. Then need to pick up the Dimetrodon, chucked my out years ago, and a Corythosaurus which I have never owned. Then back to the Cave Diorama! Amongst other stuff. G
The prices on the Pyro kits have been all over the place lately. People have been marking them up like crazy, but I've still scored a minty long-box Stego for only $10 on eBay that wasn't even a poorly visible auction. Same thing with the Life Like white box kits.
After a couple of years of searching, I've finally assembled a visual checklist of the FIRST THREE Pyro Dinosaur kits, in their original boxes. The Stego box escaped me on eBay at a painfully low price a while back. I've got these three kits in their original cast colors (Metallic Royal Blue for Bronto, Red for Rex, and orange for Steggy), but not their boxes, unfortunately.
"Lester sold the company in 1972. Pyro was sold to Life-Like, which, along with Palmer Plastics, had already re-boxed a number of Pyro kits under license. (These early re-boxings often shared Pyro kit numbers as well as original box art lithography and instruction sheets.) Exact details of the sale were never publicly disclosed. Eventually, the Pyro toolings were acquired by Lindberg Products, Inc., and were re-issued with new box art many times, well into the early 2000s. (Lindberg subsequently became part of J. Lloyd International, which was, in turn sold to Round2 LLC of South Bend, Indiana in 2013.)"
Post by artdecovampire on Jan 22, 2016 14:11:36 GMT -5
I still love these kits and buy them when I see them. I am hoping to collect the later US red box releases now I have all the green box later releases with their cavemen in them and all the older ones right back to the long boxes. Mark and I loved making bases for the Protoceratops and the Corythosaurus. We knew we wouldn't sell many, but I suppose we only did them so we could have them for our own collections! These kits are a real slice of history and I really love the vintage simplicity of them. The early T rex looks so old fashioned with its short legs dragging it tail, but I still love it!