Author Topic: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?  (Read 22666 times)

Hepcat

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #75 on: August 17, 2020, 10:15:33 PM »
Here's the Weird-Ohs Daddy I've just completed. It's my second attempt to make a Weird-Ohs kit look more like Bill Campbell's box art (the first was Huey's Hut Rod). There are many more photos in addition to these two, and I've submitted them all to the CultTVman site. I'll provide a link once they're posted there, but it will probably be a few months before that happens (Steve Iverson is a busy guy with a lot on his plate). In the meantime, two "On the Bench" articles detail the modifications made to the kit. ( http://culttvman.com/main/?s=%22Tom+Hering%22 )

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 are the pictures of Tom's build-up:









Wild!

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Re: What are your favourite Hawk Weird-Ohs model kits?
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2020, 09:56:08 AM »
I remember those from my childhood and had a couple of Silly Surfers and maybe the airplane Weird-Oh.   When I got back into the hobby 10  years ago I picked up all the Silly Surfers and finished them up about 3 years ago, a fond reminiscing build.  Here is the group picture of all five.

A fine collection. Excellent color choices.

Here are the pictures again of rkoenn's latest Weird-Oh builds:











I really dig the fluorescent colours!

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