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Pyro Pinta build
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 09:17 PM GMT+7
Fantastic effort Tim and a great way to display.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:26 AM GMT+7
Thanks EJ, Michael, Jonathan, and Michael!

Here are some better pictures of the completed Pinta:















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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 09:01 PM GMT+7
Brilliant Tim!

Really captures the spirit of adventure of those 3 tiny (by today's standards) ocean going vessels.

Look forward to no. 3

Russ
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 01:53 AM GMT+7
Tim, how did you tighten your lines? I read you couldn't use match heat because of the disaster so how do you make sure your thread is taught?
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 07:04 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Russ. No. 3 eventually, but for now I'm taking a break from the 15th Century to work on the Yamato!

Michael, getting the polyester thread lines taught would probably have been easiest using heat, perhaps a low setting on a soldering iron a short distance away. Ive heard cigarette smoke works too. I didnt even try it because I so was gun shy after the flame debacle!

As it was I got the lines as tight as I could by placing them under slight tension and securing them in place with tiny dabs of super glue. The key is counterbalance; when I did the shrouds and the backstays, for example, I first looped the middle of each line around the mast, then attached both ends to the hull at the same time to keep the lines from distorting the fairly delicate masts.
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 04:43 PM GMT+7
Well well, Tim, Yamato must be finished by May 1, right?? So I take it number three will be on your shipyard on May 2

But seriously, again a very nice build and a highly enjoyable build log, great fun to watch you working on little Pinta and I would love to see you building Santa Maria as well!!

Cheers

Jan
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 08:29 AM GMT+7
Having read both this thread and the build-thread of the Nia I must say I'm impressed by what you got out of two nearly 50 year old basic kits!
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 12:47 AM GMT+7
Thank you Eirik! The Nia and Pinta kits may be old, but they are still pretty good after all, the only additions to my builds that werent in the original kit boxes were paint and sewing thread. Ive always thought that these old Pyro sailing ship kits were seriously underrated.
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 12:51 PM GMT+7
Tim,

She looks great!

Yes, Pyro is underrated. I think I posted this already yet here, again, is a history of Pyro:

The Kits of Pyro Plastic Company - An Illustrated Guide

William (Bill) Morris Lester The Father of Modern Injection Molding and Founder of Pyro Plastics
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 02:14 PM GMT+7
The Kits of Pyro Plastic Company - An Illustrated Guide

William (Bill) Morris Lester The Father of Modern Injection Molding and Founder of Pyro Plastics

Frederick,

Thanks for the links, they provide some fascinating insights into one of my favorite model companies! I would add that after the demise of Life-Like in 1978 (which had bought out Pyro in 1972), the molds passed on to Lindberg, which continues to issue some of them from time to time. Pinta isnt available at the moment, but I think the Half Moon and Brig of War kits are in production again, as well as some of the larger ships like the Tuna Clipper and the Civil War Blockade Runner. Even though they aren't the most modern kits around, these unusual subjects are still well worth a look!

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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 - 10:34 PM GMT+7
Beautiful build, Tim. She looks fantastic !