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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.

Hawk F4U-1D Corsair (F4U1D) Picture Gallery, 1/72, 604-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

Very early issue with 'Picture Gallery' box artwork, solid one-piece wing, no landing gear, green tinted canopy, early instructions and 2 piece stand marked 'Corsair.' The artist producing the Picture Gallery series fell very ill. Hawk had to switch artist in a hurry and chose Bill Campbell. Bill did the art from that point forward, making the limited issue PG boxes very desirable for collectors. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Douglas Dauntless SBD-5, 1/72, 611-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$25   

1965 issue hardbox with Tom Morgan boxart. Excellent kit with all recessed panel lines, great fit, a crew of two, dual rear guns, rotating prop, centerline bomb with 'sling' and two wing mounted bombs. Never started. 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Hawk F4D Skyray Triangle Box, 1/72, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$135   

Rare Triangle Box issue from about 1957/58. As a marketing experiment, Hawk tried this novel and colorful box only with the Skyray. Dealers found it difficult to stack with other kits and it was discontinued. Molded in correct gloss white with a green-tinted clear canopy and brown pilot. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This box rates as 'good.' It is completely solid and free of repairs but has general wear and left upper corner damage as shown. Luckily, it is missing the factory tape seals that are usually across the top corners.

Hawk Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, 1/72, 606-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

1950s release with classic box art by Bill Campbell. If you look closely, Bill painted one of Hawk's founders, Richard (Dick) Mates in the cockpit of the nearest fighter. Very nicely made model with excellent fit and all recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk Nieuport 17 C-1, 1/48, 613-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

Hardbox issue dated 1958. Cleanly molded with recessed and raised detail. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Chrome Plated Lockheed U-2 - (Authenti-Plate), 1/48, 300-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$120   

1962 completely chrome plated hardbox issue with Bill Campbell artwork. Chrome is in 'excellent' condition with very minor wear. It is difficult to find the chrome in this condition. Large scale with 20 inch wingspan. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk De Havilland Comet IV BOAC - with Interior and Ground Support, 1/153, 507-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$89   

Rare. Great kit from 1958 with interior details and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show the full passenger interior with all seats, bulkheads and even passengers. Also includes detailed landing gear, scale fuel truck, air conditioner truck and airport transport bus as well as full color BOAC decals for the aircraft and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Hawaiian Catamaran - Twin Hull Sailing Yacht, 300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$295   

For the advanced collector. Very rare kit from 1956. The very large Hawk Hawaiian Catamaran was issued only once. The model is based on an actual Waikiki Beach sailing ship. The scale is not given, but the kit measures 16 inches long and about 20 inches tall when assembled. True scale model with excellent detail for that time. Features one piece catamaran hulls, twin rudders with left and right tillers and connecting bar, cabin, life preservers, stanchions, metal hand rails, full vacuform billowing sails, rigging blocks, full rigging instructions, rigging material and color decals. The hulls, life preservers and rudders are molded in gloss pink, the cabin and hull decking are gloss baby blue and the masts, blocks, cleats and numerous other parts are molded in a realistic swirl wood tan. The sails are still in mint condition thanks to the special packing from the Hawk factory. The kit has never been started. When you open it up, it is exactly as it left the factory. All small parts and decals are still factory sealed in small bags. The cabin, two hulls and sails were never in factory bags but are complete and mint. All interior factory cardboard display pieces are intact and in excellent condition. The contents are still protected by the original factory tissue. The instructions are one large sheet and are in near mint condition. The box top has excellent color and gloss but has general wear as shown.

Hawk SBD Dauntless Picture Gallery, 1/72, 611-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$29   

Rare Late 1950s hardbox Picture Gallery Issue. The hard-to-find 'Picture Gallery' series was Hawk's first move away from the thin one piece boxes and to full color artwork. The artist doing this early work fell sick and Hawk needed the artwork immediately - Bill Campbell was contacted and did box art for Hawk from that point on. Molded in correct light baby blue plastic with green-tinted clear canopy and green/clear teardrop shaped base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: one machine gun and one gear door are silver and not blue. These two parts are from a later issue of this kit.

Hawk Boeing P-26A Peashooter - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, 17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This kit dates from the 1930s and contains a very nice three-dimension profile cut wooden fuselage (most manufacturers only cut them in two dimensions if at all), two dimension profile cut wings, wheel pants, rudder and elevator, completely finished wood cowl and wheels/tires, cast metal prop, sealed tube of glue, a cardstock pilot, backrest, throttle quadrant and instrument panel, full color insignia sheet, full size, well-detailed plans and two tubes of factory glass paint vials - one red and one blue. Each have the original cork stopper installed. The red one has spilled some paint on the inside of the box. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box sides show 'Railroad Models', 'Airplane Models' and 'Boat Models' as part of the Hawk line, which probably places the date of this kit around the late 1930s.

Hawk Supermarine Spitfire MK.22, 1/72, 5-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$14   

Early 1960s issue with Tom Morgan box art. Very good quality kit. Very fine raised detail. Excellent fit. Never started. NOTE: missing prop retainer. Easily made or left off if you glue the prop in place. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Nieuport 17 - Flip-Top Box Issue, 1/48, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions, decals and all parts. The box is complete but has numerous tears, tape marks, tape stains etc as shown. The earliest issues of this kit did not have decal; this one does. That dates is as late in the first release. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork.