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Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$26   

Still factory sealed. The seal has drawn the box concave. 1961 softbox issue of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner.

Hawk T-6 Texan - Air Force Trainer, 1/72, 610-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$24   

Still factory sealed. Seal has splits and box is concave. Softbox issue dated 1965 with Tom Morgan artwork. Excellent kit with great fit and all recessed panel lines.

Hawk Aeronca Champ - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 28

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+++

$38   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufactures making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast. This kit dates from 1946 but still has the green style wartime box. The model contains profile precarved wooden main fuselage, wings, rudder and elevator, wooden stock as needed, pre-carved wheels, metal propeller, sandpaper and full size well-detailed plans. The model has not been started and is complete.

Hawk F-84F and Swift K-4 2 Freedom Fighters, 1/72, 522-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Unique gift set with traditional Hawk high quality fit and finish. Second issue with one dollar price extension on the part number. F-84 features all recessed panel lines, and the Swift is recessed and raised. Both aircraft have full landing gear, color decals, underwing weapons options and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$48   

Still factory sealed. 1964 softbox issue with great Tom Morgan artwork. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box.

Hawk North American OV-10A Bronco Plated, 1/48, 214-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

1967 Chrome plated hard box version with John Andrews box artwork. Chrome finish is in excellent condition, which is unusual. Never started. 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Hawk Lockheed Constellation L-749 - One Piece 1948 Box Issue, 1/140, 702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

Very rare. This kit is from 1949, and even predates the Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' that started the plastic model craze in the United States. Hawk was a producer of wooden kits (with with metal details) before and after WWII, and was one of the handful of manufactures 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 were made by Varney or Hawk in 1946, but they did not catch on quickly. 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 issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels. Like Varney's Fleet Sub and PT-17, they were shunned by hobby dealers. Hawk persisted with the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set in 1948 and issued several kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike, Laird (all in acetate) and the F-84G and this Constellation (both in polystyrene). All were in the two-tone one-piece box. This model is molded in the correct glossy medium gray with a unique early stand. The model was issued with instructions but did not come with decals. The instructions tell you that '...the plane is molded in the proper base color, and if you intend to paint your favorite air-line markings be sure to use good enamel (not lacquer). The kit has never been started. The contents are either in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hawk Howard Ike Air Racer - One Piece Box Issue 1949, 1/48, 602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Rare early one piece box issue from the 1949. Hawk was a very innovative model company that went into business in the 1920s with model aircraft made from wood with metal detail parts. Hawk also made ship and train models in this fashion. It is thought that the first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States were made by Varney in 1946, but they did not catch on quickly. 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 issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels. This may have been the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Like Varney's Fleet Sub and PT-17, they were shunned by hobby dealers. Hawk persisted with the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set in 1948. In 1948, they also issued the four racer kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike and Laird all in Acetate. The F-84G and Constellation were also issued but were the first Hawk kits molded in polystyrene. All were in the two-tone one-piece flip box or straight one piece box with opening ends like this one. This is the 1949 polystyrene issue. This model is molded in the correct glossy white with a unique early stand. The model was issued with instructions but did not come with decals. The instructions tell you that 'All license numbers are gold outlined in black'. The kit has never been started. The contents have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1946 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$175   

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 makes it the second issue, still from 1946, and that is this kit for sale here. The box is in very good condition with great colors. There is tape on both end flaps. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual. These came in one-piece boxes and they are not very strong. Inside, the kit has minor assembly. The fuselage 1/2s have been glued. The quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue showing. There is no other assembly. The kit is 100% complete with all parts. The small parts are still sealed in the 'crinkle' bag. The instructions are in as new condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Hawk Spad XIII, 1/48, 617

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$24   

Softbox is dated 1958 with classic Campbell artwork. Due to the lack of a price extension, the true release date of this kit is closer to the mid/later 1960s. Very nicely molded kit with great fit and all recessed panel detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk T-6 Texan - Air Force Trainer, 1/72, 610

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Softbox issue dated 1965. Boxart by Tom Morgan. Very nicely molded kit with excellent fit and all recessed panel line detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Laird Solution 1930s Racer - One-Piece Box, 1/48, 603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Very rare. For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with 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 changed the Curtiss box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is 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 in bright yellow acetate and is from 1948. (Hawk went to polystyrene in 1949). The box is in excellent condition with great colors. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual since this type of box is not very strong. Inside, the kit has never been started. The model is 100% complete with all parts. The instructions are in excellent condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$50   

First issue from the 1950s in the one-piece box. The box is in excellent condition. Inside, the kit parts are still sealed in the original factory crinkle bag. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. In the 1920s/30/s/40s 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 manufacture 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. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions and all parts. This is from the early part of the first issue, and Hawk did not issue decals until later.

Hawk RE-8 (Re8) - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 56

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$38   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufactures 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 1946 and contains profile precarved wooden main aircraft parts, injection molded wheels, prop, machine gun, wooden stock as needed, metal seat, sandpaper, full color decals and full size well-detailed plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the plans are intact but stained for about 2" across the top

Hawk Keith Rider Racing Aircraft - Solid Wood Airplane Model, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$44   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufactures making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast. This kit dates from 1930s. The model contains profile precarved wooden main fuselage, wings, rudder and elevator, wooden stock as needed, pre-carved wheels, cast metal prop and full size well-detailed plans. The model has not been started and is complete.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$90   

1962 completely chrome plated hardbox kit with Bill Campbell artwork. Large scale with 20 inch wingspan. While the box is only fair, the chrome is above average condition with typical light wear. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all aircraft parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk SNJ Navy Trainer (T-6 Texan), 1/72, 609-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

$24   

Softbox issue dated 1964. Boxart by Tom Morgan. Very nicely molded kit with excellent fit and all recessed panel line detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic F-84 Thunderjet - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Rare early first issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box from 1949. (Please see the article about early USA plastic kit development on this site.) The kit is in fantastic collector condition inside and out. The kit is molded in the correct light gloss gray with the early style stand and correct instructions. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this early first issue. The instructions make it clear how to paint the markings, which are raised on the moldings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Hawk was a manufacture of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models back in the 1920s (well before plastic), but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48, such as this kit.

Hawk Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Chrome - Thai Air force Chrome Plated - (F8F2), 1/48, 215-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1968 issue with Royal Thai Air Force markings. This is the chrome plated version and the chrome plate is in exceptional near mint condition which is very rare. It has been properly protected for shipment. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk F-84F Thunderstreak - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/72, 606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$46   

Rare early issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box. Hawk was a manufacture of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models well before plastic, but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48 - this kit, however, is one of the earlier 1/72 scale kits from Hawk. The kit is molded in the correct silver with the early style stand and correct instructions and decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.