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Hawk Skykray F4-D Picture Gallery, 1/72, 708-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Rare issue from the 1950s from the 'Picture Gallery' series. Includes the correctly early decals and the green tinted canopy. Bill Campbell explained to me that the artist producing the Picture Gallery series artwork had a heart attack and could not finish the assignment. Hawk had to switch artist in a hurry, and that is how Bill found his way to Hawk. 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. NOTE: the instruction sheet is a quality photocopy of the original. NOTE: the box is only graded 'good' because there is significant bug damage on the side panels. The bugs ate away some of the litho but left the heavy cardboard behind it.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$48   

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 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. 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 Spirit of St. Louis Ryan NYP, 1/72, 608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$26   

1970s issue with classic Tom Morgan artwork. This is wonderful early model kit that features excellent mold quality, all recessed panel lines and excellent fit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Gloster F.A.W. 1 Javelin, 1/72, 564-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

1967 dated softbox with artwork by John Andrews. This issue is actually from the later 1960s due to the 130 price extension on the part number. Features 40 parts, air-to-air missiles and very fine panel and rivet detail. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one piece, the flat bar that the pilot sits on. Easily made from stock plastic. Otherwise includes all other parts with decals and instructions.

Hawk Convair Dart XF-92A, 1/70, 605-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Late 1950s or very early 1960s hardbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. Like most all Hawk kits, it has very good fit and finish, recessed panel lines, fine raised rivets and good detail. Molded in silver and clear and includes a display stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The XF-92 was Convair's first delta wing aircraft and the grandfather of the F-102 and F-106.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

For the advanced 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, added box artwork and molded the kit in 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 remarkable 'excellent++' condition with great colors, no creases, rips or tears, no splits and all 6 flaps present and 100% attached. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual as it 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 Chrome Plated Lockheed U-2 (Authenti-Plate), 1/48, 300-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$29   

Builder kit only, please read carefully. 1962 hardbox issue with Bill Campbell artwork. Large scale with 20 inch wingspan. Completely chrome plated. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one wing tip. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals & instructions. NOTE: decals have bug damage to the backing paper but the actual transfers are damage free. NOTE: chrome plating is only 'fair.'

Hawk Vought Corsair F4U-ID - (F4U1D), 1/72, 604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1965 softbox issue with ground attack artwork by Tom Morgan. Excellent fitting kit for that time and features pilot, clear canopy, full landing gear and all 6 main and 2 tail gear doors, drop tank and under-wing bombs and rockets.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop Capital Airlines With Capital Add Page - Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner. This model still has the rare Capital Airlines Viscount promotional flyer. Includes passenger boarding ramp and Capital airlines decals in 'excellent+' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk Vought Corsair F4U-ID - (F4U1D), 1/72, 604-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave as shown. 1965 softbox issue with ground attack artwork by Tom Morgan. Excellent fitting kit for that time and features pilot, clear canopy, full landing gear and all 6 main and 2 tail gear doors, drop tank and under-wing bombs and rockets.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Softbox issue dated 1965 with Tom Morgan box art. Unique target drone issue is 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 Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop Capital Airlines With Capital Viscount Flyer - Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$85   

Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner, and it includes the rare Capital Airlines one page "The Jet Prop Viscount' advertising sheet. The box displays beautifully and is in 'Excellent' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape and no price tags, no fading and no litho tears. Light general wear and a very light stain on the lower part of one long side are the only flaws. Includes passenger boarding ramp and Capital airlines decals in 'excellent+' condition with light age yellowing as the only flaw. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box top would grade even higher than 'excellent++' but is graded as such because there is a very light stain on the top long side.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$27   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. 1965 softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Excellent kit for that time with great fit and all recessed panel lines.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

NOTE: ideal builder kit, but not collectible. Please read carefully. Rare model of the first commercial 'Jet Prop'. 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, spray oven cleaner or other safe plastic 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. Two prop blades are broken neatly at the hub, but present so you can repair them. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hawk Atlas Satellite InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICBM, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$425   

Old hobby shop stock from Pennsylvania that has never been up for retail sale until now. Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent orange plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no rips or tears, no repairs and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - The flaws are edge wear and general light wear as shown. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. All of the small parts are still sealed in factory bags, which are factory sealed to the presentation cardboard. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With dividers, 'excellent+' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions.

Hawk De Havilland Comet IV BOAC with Interior - and Ground Support, 1/153, 507-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare. Great hardbox kit from 1958 with interior and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show full 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 and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Ben Howard Ike Air Racer - with Race Pylon, 1/48, 629-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

1962 hardbox '50' cent issue with classic Bill Campbell box art. Very well made model with excellent fit and fine recessed and raised panel lines. Includes pylon display stand; excellent for use in a 1930s air racing diorama. Never started and complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Ike was built by Ben Howard near the Old Chicago Airport (now Midway) and first flew in competition during the Thompson Trophy Race in 1932. It finished 7th with William Ong at the controls. In 1933 she finished 3rd with Roy Minor as pilot at an average speed 8 mph above 1932. In 1934, she finished yet another 8 mph above '33 with Harold Neumann as pilot and finished 4th in the Thompson.

Hawk Howard Ike Racer - Lincoln International Issue - Bagged, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$38   

From the 1950s. Rare kit for the advanced Hawk collector. Still factory sealed but the header panel is in 'good' condition. I have shown the best side; the reverse has a price tag tear. This kit was 'Made in the British Empire by Lincoln International.' Lincoln was an injection molding firm that issued models as a side-line. Kits were made in Great Britain, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand and sold in many more. They reissued at least 13 Hawk kits. I have dated these late 1950s because the R3C-1 Army Racer (also released in this series) still has wheels. Later issues had floats.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. NOTE: excellent builder, please read below. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The fuselage halves, splitter (intake) and nose gear have been assembled to 'excellent++' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are in 'excellent+' condition.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.