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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2014, 10:52:29 PM »
Mr. Campbell was at a K C ComicCon..........he brought paintings and prints for a showcase-of-his-work room at the con.........I got to know him.........did a taped interview with him......

For whom did you tape the interview? A local radio station? Have you made the interview available on Youtube?

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2014, 08:36:24 AM »
Here's my recent Huey build:



Oh man! Great build!

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2014, 04:04:56 PM »
Can't say I really have a favorite, but I am currently finishing up Frantic Banana now, and technically, as far as part-fitting, it does leave some things to be desired.

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2014, 05:09:16 AM »
Oh man! Great build!

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Thanks Hepcat! Daddy will be my next improvement project.

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2014, 08:38:21 AM »
...but I am currently finishing up Frantic Banana now, and technically, as far as part-fitting, it does leave some things to be desired.

Is that an original issue Frantic Banana from the sixties or this century's reissue? Or has the fit of the parts been a problem with both issues of this kit?

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2014, 02:56:37 PM »
It's the re-pop. I know nothing about these old Hawk kits. I picked this model up on a whim. I was a drummer for years so I thought it'd be fun to build a bongo player. The upper body did not fit well onto the pants.

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2014, 10:30:45 AM »
I'm surprised that Daddy is still leading Davey, Endsville Eddie and the Silly Surfers.







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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2015, 09:00:04 AM »
Killer McBash isn't getting much support here.

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2015, 09:48:00 PM »
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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2015, 08:30:27 PM »
Marx did an awesome job sculpting six of the Weird-Ohs. Here's a pic of mine:

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2015, 09:19:35 PM »
Marx did an awesome job sculpting six of the Weird-Ohs.

I agree! The Marx Weird-Oh figures were actually better sculpts than the Hawk Weird-Oh model kits.

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2015, 09:37:39 PM »
I agree! The Marx Weird-Oh figures were actually better sculpts than the Hawk Weird-Oh model kits.

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The quality of Marx and most MPC sculpts from the '50s and '60s amazes me when compared to many current expensive toys. These figures were originally cheap bin/rack toys, or included by the dozens in playsets. The larger Marx figures like the Universal Monsters and Nutty Mads were sold for 10-25 cents in bins and they still look better than many expensive toys being sold today. It's no wonder so many people love and collect the old Marx and MPC offerings.  :)
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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2015, 11:46:15 AM »
I'm surprised that Daddy is still leading Davey, Endsville Eddie and the Silly Surfers

Of all the Weird-Ohs, Daddy and Huey have the most creative vehicle concepts, a coffin and an outhouse (things that don't normally zoom around on wheels), with Bill Campbell's coffin dragster beating both Tom Daniels' Drag-U-La and Aurora's Dracula's Dragster by a year or two. I may be wrong, but before Campbell's Daddy and Huey, the only "funny" model kit design that was a non-automotive object turned into a car was MPC's 1960 Stroker McGurk Tall T (a telephone booth hot rod, which the new MPC really should reissue, along with the Stroker McGurk Surf Rod - it would be so easy to convert the Stroker figures to monsters). Additionally, Daddy is the only Weird-Oh that's strongly satirical, taking on 1960s suburban living, cocktail culture, the rat race, drunk driving, and the highway death toll. (Bill Campbell used to - and still does! - draw social/political cartoons, even though he's in his 90s now.)
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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2015, 02:52:15 PM »
I may be wrong, but before Campbell's Daddy and Huey, the only "funny" model kit design that was a non-automotive object turned into a car was MPC's 1960 Stroker McGurk Tall T (a telephone booth hot rod....

I believe you are. MPC wasn't around in 1960:

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MPC was established in 1963 by George A. Toteff Jr. and Dick Branstner with facilities in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Toteff had been one of the original employees at AMT, eventually rising to vice president in the company.

MPC produced its first promotional models in 1965; the first product to appear under its own logo was a highly detailed 1/25-scale 1964 Corvette Sting Ray coupe featuring working front suspension, and including extra speed and customizing parts. Another of the company's first 'promos' was a 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 in both convertible and two-door hardtop versions.

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