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Hawk Travelaire Mystery Ship (Travel-Air), 1/48, 640-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

1964 issue with wonderful Bill Campbell artwork. Well detailed kit of the famous 1930s racing aircraft. Features fine, recessed panel lines, nicely detailed engine, rigging diagrams and removable cowling. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. In 1929 at the National Air Races in Cleveland, the Wright Whirlwind powered Travel Air and the pilot Doug Davis beat the finest Army and Navy pilots to win the first presentation of the legendary Thompson Trophy. The ship was designed in such secrecy that it was known as the 'Mystery Ship.'

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

1961 hardbox issue of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Never started. 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Hawk Laird Solution Racer - with Racing Pylon Stand, 1/48, 628-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Hardbox issue from 1962 with great Bill Campbell box artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time with excellent fit, fine recessed panel lines and raised rib lines. Includes Pylon Racing Stand that is ideal for a 1930 racing diorama. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The Laird Solution won the first official Thompson Trophy Race in 1930 at the Curtiss-Wright Reynolds Airport in Chicago. The Laird was the only Biplane to win the Thompson and it beat all the military aircraft. Charles 'Speed' Holman was the pilot and was the first civilian to attain a speed over 200 mph in a closed course event nationally. E. M. Laird Airplane Company built the aircraft for BF Goodrich. Construction began only 3 weeks before the race. There was only one 10 minute trial flight before the aircraft won the race.

Hawk Laird Solution Racer with Racing Pylon Stand, 1/48, 628-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Hardbox issue dated 1962 with great Bill Campbell box artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time with excellent fit, fine recessed panel lines and raised rib lines. Includes Pylon Racing Stand that is ideal for a 1930 racing diorama. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Laird Solution won the first official Thompson Trophy Race in 1930 at the Curtiss-Wright Reynolds Airport in Chicago. The Laird was the only Biplane to win the Thompson and it beat all the military aircraft. Charles 'Speed' Holman was the pilot and was the first civilian to attain a speed over 200 mph in a closed course event nationally. E. M. Laird Airplane Company built the aircraft for BF Goodrich. Construction began only 3 weeks before the race. There was only one 10 minute trial flight before the aircraft won the race.

Hawk Gee Bee Racer - 1932 Thompson Trophy Winner, 1/48, 627-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

1960 hardbox issue with artwork by Bill Campbell. The Gee Bee was designed and built by Granville Brothers Aircraft Inc. of Springfield, Massachusetts. The radical design has a wingspan of only 25 feet and a length of 19 feet and 9 inches. The power plant was a supercharged Pratt & Whitney Wasp with an output of 800 hp through a Smith controllable-pitch propeller. Designed specifically to win air races and set speed records, the Gee Bee was a very fast but aerodynamically unstable aircraft. It's most famous pilot, Jimmy Doolittle, flew the ship to victory then walked away, saying that he would never fly it again. Many lost their lives in this legendary but unforgiving aircraft. Never started. 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Hawk Laird Solution Racer - with Racing Pylon Stand, 1/48, 628-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Softbox issue dated 1962 with great Bill Campbell box artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time with excellent fit, fine recessed panel lines and raised rib lines. Includes Pylon Racing Stand that is ideal for a 1930 racing diorama. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The Laird Solution won the first official Thompson Trophy Race in 1930 at the Curtiss-Wright Reynolds Airport in Chicago. The Laird was the only Biplane to win the Thompson and it beat all the military aircraft. Charles 'Speed' Holman was the pilot and was the first civilian to attain a speed over 200 mph in a closed course event nationally. E. M. Laird Airplane Company built the aircraft for BF Goodrich. Construction began only 3 weeks before the race. There was only one 10 minute trial flight before the aircraft won the race.

Hawk Me-163 Komet (Comet), 1/48, 625-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$29   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. 1960 softbox features Bill Campbell artwork. Features 26 parts with landing skid and wheeled take-off dolly. This kit has excellent fit and fine recessed and raised panel lines.

Hawk Supermarine Swift, 1/72, 607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Very cleanly molded kit that builds very nicely. The model has excellent fit and recessed and raised panel lines. Can be assembled with or without landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Swift was a very early jet fighter to replace the Supermarine Attacker. A very capable aircraft, the Swift suffered numerous accidents early on. As a result, less than 200 were ever built and it did not see combat. It did hold a world speed record for a short time, only to have a Douglas Skyray take the record a few hours later. The problems were ironed out, but by then the Hawker Hunter was proving very capable and there was no need for the Swift and it's RAF service life was short. The most successful version was the PR variant.

Hawk Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Chrome - Thai Air Force, 1/48, 215-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

1968 issue with Royal Thai Air Force markings. The chrome plating is in exceptional 'excellent++' condition which is very rare. It has been properly protected for shipment. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Travelaire Mystery Ship (Travel-Air), 1/48, 640-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

1964 hardbox issue with wonderful Bill Campbell artwork. Well detailed kit of the famous 1930s racing aircraft. Features fine, recessed panel lines, nicely detailed engine, rigging diagrams and removable cowling. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. In 1929 at the National Air Races in Cleveland the Wright Whirlwind-powered Travel Air and the pilot Doug Davis beat the finest Army and Navy pilots to win the first presentation of the legendary Thompson Trophy. The ship was designed in such secrecy that it was known as the 'Mystery Ship.'

Hawk Supermarine Swift, 1/72, 607-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Very cleanly molded kit that builds very nicely. The model has excellent fit and recessed and raised panel lines. Can be assembled with or without landing gear. The Swift was a very early jet fighter to replace the Supermarine Attacker. A very capable aircraft, the Swift suffered numerous accidents early on. As a result, less than 200 were ever built and it did not see combat. It did hold a world speed record for a short time, only to have a Douglas Skyray take the record a few hours later. The problems were ironed out, but by then the Hawker Hunter was proving very capable and there was no need for the Swift and it's RAF service life was short. The most successful version was the PR variant.

Hawk Grumman F9F-3KD Drone Panther - GMSRon Two - (F9F3KD), 1/48, 502-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$54   

Softbox issue dated 1965 with Tom Morgan box art. Molded in gloss yellow and clear with special drone decal markings from Navy Guided Missile Service Squadron Two (GMSRon Two). Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Vought AU-1 Corsair (F4U) - US Marines, 1/72, 621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still in the factory seal. Softbox dated 1959 with Bill Campbell artwork. Due to the lack of a price extension on the part number, this kit is likely from the mid to late 1960s. Well molded for that time with mostly recessed panel lines and some fine raised lines. Includes full landing gear, drop tank, bombs and missiles. Molded in off-white and clear and with colorful Marine decals.

Hawk Mig-15, 1/48, 707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$125   

Very rare early injection molded kit. This kit is from 1952, so it was made at the same time that the Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' were released. Hawk was a producer of wooden kits ( with metal or plastic details) before and after WWII, and was one of the handful of manufacturers to produce such kits (known as 'solids') in a consistent 1/48 scale. Hawk made aircraft, ship and train models in this fashion. The very first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States may have been made by Varney in 1946, but Hawk was always an innovative and quality-driven company, and they took a gamble on injection molded kit well before they were popular. As early as 1946 they may have issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels and in 1948 the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set. In 1949, they issued several kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike, F-84G and the Constellation. In 1952, the Mig-15 was released in 1/48. As with the previous kits, this is in the Hawk two-tone one-piece flip box. This model is molded in the correct glossy silver with a unique early stand. Molded in gloss silver and green-tinted clear. The box is in exceptional condition. The kit has never been started. The contents have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed. Testors-Hawk Canada issue. Softbox is dated 1961 but is actually much later than that. Nice 1/48 kit of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Molded in white.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Testors-Hawk Canada issue. Softbox is dated 1961 but is actually much later than that. Nice 1/48 kit of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Molded in white. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are micro-cracking

Hawk Continental Air Lines Jet Prop Viscount, 1/96, 506-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$49   

Rare model of the first commercial 'Jet Prop'. Model includes boarding ramp. NOTE: The top half of the fuselage has been painted white (one thin coat only) as per the box artwork. You could use it or remove it with DOT3 brake fluid or other paint remover. NOTE: the kit has minor assembly. The wing halves and nacelles have been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no visible glue. There is no other assembly or paint - ideal builder. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Douglas A-24 - (Army SBD Dauntless), 1/72, 612

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$25   

Factory sealed 1965 release with Tom Morgan artwork. Excellent kit for that time with great fit and all recessed panel lines.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1949 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. That was the second issue, still from 1946. By 1948/49 Hawk was using injection molded styrene plastic and still molding it in high-gloss yellow - that is this kit, the third issue. Other than the material, there are subtle changes to the box. It is still one piece but much larger, has much simpler (and larger) text on the end flaps and the box top says "All Plastic Airplane Assembly Kit" (instead of "...Construction Kit"). The box is in excellent condition with great colors. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual as the box was not very strong. Inside, the kit has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The instructions are in excellent condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Hawk Supermarine S.6B (S-6B S6B) Acetate 1948 One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is the first issue in acetate from 1948. It has a fascinating history for it is among the early injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly added two-color art work to the Curtiss box and molded the kit in bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. This kit is the one of the early acetate examples from 1948. (Hawk made the switch to polystyrene in 1949.) The acetate is a high-gloss medium gray and has very little warping. With a little pressure, all parts fit together perfectly. This is very unusual as acetate usually warps badly. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed in the clear 'krinkle' bag and the big parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and are the rare, original first issue with text only and no illustrations. One side of the box is 'excellent' (as shown) and the other side is only 'good.' - hence the overall 'good++' grade. All end flaps are present and attached. There is tape on both end flaps and a tape tear on one. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual, as the one-piece boxes were not very strong. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals or a clear windscreen with the first issue of this kit.