Reissued Hawk Space Models

On a lark, I contacted the resurrected Hawk model company, and asked if
they had any plans to reissue their kits of the Convair Atlas orbiting
space station and the Vanguard satellite.
They said if they can locate the molds _they do_ intend to reissue them.
That would be a real blast from the past! :-)
Pat
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Pat Flannery
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That would be cool. And if I remember right, one of the cooler models I built was their Lockheed T-33 trainer. While T-33s were not very exciting in of themselves, that was about the time I began to notice girls. Ah the fantasies a 7th grader could have of whisking the hottest 9th grader in the jr. high school off in his private T-33 to the Bahamas for . . .
John
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John
'' On a lark, I contacted the resurrected Hawk model company, and asked if they had any plans to reissue their kits of the Convair Atlas orbiting space station and the Vanguard satellite. They said if they can locate the molds _they do_ intend to reissue them. That would be a real blast from the past! :-) ''
Does anybody here know when these Kits just might be back on the shelves at the local hobby store so we could get a few.
... cyberborg ..........
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cyberborg 4000
That one was available in an aluminized version- very nice. I had just washed out of AF pilot training at the time, and the Squadron commander had a personal T-33 that was kept very highly polished which the Hawk kit simulated nicely.
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Don Stauffer in Minnesota
I think the part of the sentence "if they can locate the molds" probably means no time soon
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eyeball
have to be inventoried, it could be in a few weeks, if the molds are intact and usable or much, much longer if a portion are missing or in the condition of some of the old Strombecker molds that Nick Argento bought for Glencoe.
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The Old Man
It also depends on which end of the warehouse you start from. They might be in the second bay down or at the far end of the building.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad-Modeller
It would be interesting if they reissued their chromed aircraft models; that F-104 and P-47 in particular were very striking.
Pat
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Pat Flannery
By the time they got around to the later releases in their series of their chromed kits they had etched some of the panels in the mold so that they had a two-toned appearance as far as the brightness of the plating went; this made for a very realistic effect.
Pat
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Pat Flannery
Since they are still looking for the molds, it will probably be a while.
Pat
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Pat Flannery
Those ended up being very popular as "squadron hack" aircraft also, due to the pleasant flying characteristics and easy maintenance. They used to have one down at the Fargo, ND ANG base.
Pat
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Pat Flannery
That Disney space station model needed a lot of sanding to get smooth; it had obviously suffered corrosion.
Pat
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Pat Flannery
I also contacted Lindberg about the giant 1/8th scale dragster kit they are reissuing. I had a ball building one of these as a kid. Apparently about the only change is the bodies (there were two separate ones in the original kit, so you could do it front or rear engined IIRC) on the reissue are now going to be in white, rather than the red and green metal flake ones of the original. They stated this was requested by modelers to make them easier to paint in whatever colors they chose.
Pat
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Pat Flannery
what email did you use for them? i would like to ask them some stuff, too. thanks.
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someone
When I was working for the AF at Hamilton AFB the 84th FIS had a T-33 hack. Well maintained if a bit worn inside. I was able to fly her a dozen times as desk-bound pilots had to keep their flying time up to date. I was never able to talk my way into time in the squadron F-106B, though.
Spent the last two days workng on and displayng the Pacific Coast Air Museum T-33. This one spent forty years in desert storage before we obtained it. We completed the canopy jack installment last week. Before that we used muscle and a long piece of white PVC pipe, not very attractive. It still needs tweaking. Ended up using a pair of vice grips to crank the canopy down as the socket wrench we were using stripped out. Next comes the battery so that we won't wear out the hand crank.
When she's done the paint job shall be for the 84th FIS T-33 that I was assigned to. The red/white/blue lightning stripes on the tail and wingtip tanks are quite striking. Two .50s are planned for the nose and we are restoring an original underbelly cargo pod. We have an engine, but it's currently used for the engine display at the museum.
I have the Heller and Hasegawa T-33s and I'm accumulating all of the aftermarket details. Have the Scalemaster F-106 decals for the tail emblems and maybe the lightning bolts, although I'll probably paint the latter. Anybody have comments on the kits? I tend to like the Heller kit better.
Tom
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maiesm72
That old Hawk F-104 was good for it's day, but Monogram issued a nice one back in the 80s and Hasegawa released a Zipper in the late 90s that is a real beauty. Hawk's old T-33 is real sweet though except fot the interior. As far I know, the molds for the old Hawk airplanes are owned by Testors. In my local hobby shop I noticed that the old Hawk "Weirdos" line was reissued by the new Hawk model company. I wonder what will happen to the molds that Testors owns. I'd love to see the MOL issued once again!
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Gene DiGennaro
Last week the Graf Zeppelin was in as well. I'm toying with getting it, but the size and the price are two reasons that I haven't yet.
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The Old Man
You and me both, I want two of them in fact.
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Ron Smith
Glaze my nipples and call me Shirley, when I first saw the subject line, I was thinking of Space:1999...
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Scott Hedrick
It would finally give me the opportunity to finish one well, unlike the around three I had as a kid. For any of the youngsters around here who don't know what we are talking about, it's this kit:
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was a serous proposal by old Peenemunde scientist Krafft Ehricke to turn Convair's Atlas ICBM into a space station. This could be where the early Skylab idea of turning the interior of a propellant tank into living quarters once the propellants were expended on the way to orbit (the "wetlab" concept) came from. The lifting body ferry ships come from the era when no one realized just how much manned aerodynamic RV's were going to weigh. Two were to be launched belly-to-belly on a Altas-Centaur rocket.
Pat
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Pat Flannery

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