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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #315 on: November 18, 2019, 04:26:57 PM »
Thanks Hepcat,
I knew I've seen some of those images before.
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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #316 on: November 20, 2019, 09:45:42 AM »
Here's a big Mr. Rat Fink image:



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« Reply #317 on: November 21, 2019, 04:05:12 PM »
Kaumagraph also made smaller versions of those iron-ons as Mr Softee prizes.

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« Reply #318 on: November 25, 2019, 02:31:33 PM »
Tom Hering reworked a Hawk Weird-Oh Daddy kit to get the finished model to look more exactly like Bill Campbell's fabulous box art:



Here in his own words Tom details the modifications he made to the kit:

Quote from: Tom Hering
Mods to the figure include: completely re-sculpted head and face (forehead, eyes, nose, upper lip, teeth, lower lip); all-new fedora with a feather; plastic bristles for hair (glued on one at a time); restyled eyeglass frames; new bow tie; new suit lapels; buttons added to both sleeves; expanded briefcase; changed the angle of the body where it attaches to the car.

Mods to the car include: bigger, speed-deformed drag slicks with custom wheels; new exhaust pipes; high-mounted taillights (modified rear end); bigger fins; bigger steering wheel; new distributor and velocity stacks; engine wiring; clear plastic, martini hood ornament (dollhouse miniature); drilled lightening holes in frame rails; narrowed front end; added steering arm and tie rod; all four wheels mounted with a positive camber.

Plus a new base made from 1/8" ABS sheet; black diorama ground cover used for asphalt; new road signs cut from styrene sheet; a pair of clear acrylic mounting stands raise Daddy and his car above the base, and display him airborne (it's hard to tell from the photo, but the drag slicks are 1/4" above the asphalt).










Here for comparison's sake is a "stock" build of the Daddy kit:



Tom clearly took the Daddy kit to another level!

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« Reply #319 on: December 04, 2019, 01:38:24 PM »
Lindberg released this series of fabulous Weird-Ohs monster Trucks in 2008:









I mean how can a person go wrong with a model like that on the shelf let alone a vehicle like that on the street?

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« Reply #320 on: December 12, 2019, 10:18:13 AM »
Here from 1964 are a couple wild ads for the Hawk Weird-Ohs:





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« Reply #321 on: January 09, 2020, 01:14:40 PM »
Here's a group shot of Hawk Silly Surfer builds by our very own rkoenn:



And here are a couple close-up shots of Woodie on a Surfari:











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« Reply #322 on: January 10, 2020, 12:41:41 PM »
Beautiful work all around. It's nice to see that all these beach bums are well tanned.
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« Reply #323 on: January 11, 2020, 03:16:21 PM »
Here are some shots of the excellent Hot Dogger Hangin' Ten build by rkoenn:











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« Reply #324 on: January 14, 2020, 06:35:54 PM »
And here are some close-up shots of rkoenn's very cool Beach Bunny Catchin' Rays build:







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« Reply #325 on: January 18, 2020, 06:45:09 PM »
Here are some close-up shots of rkoenn's wild cool Riding Tandem build:









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« Reply #326 on: January 19, 2020, 12:44:31 PM »
 Those are all great, Hep. They are so 60s California. I had a few, back in the day. I could never manage to make them look so beautiful, though.

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« Reply #327 on: January 22, 2020, 03:48:31 PM »
Finally here are some close-up shots of rkoenn's crazy Hodad Makin' the Scene With a Six-Pack build:









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« Reply #328 on: January 22, 2020, 04:22:45 PM »
Some really nice work there!  I have these thing waiting in the wings.....

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #329 on: January 22, 2020, 04:27:55 PM »
I did this guy a few years back....  Wade A. Minut