USS Gambier Bay CVE73 Escort Carrier

This is the 1/350 Scale US Navy Escort Carrier USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) Plastic Model Kit from Hasegawa.

Hasegawa USS Gambier Bay CVE73 Escort Carrier Plastic Model Escort Kit 1/350 Scale #40027
 Hasegawa # hsg40027
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Hasegawa Item # hsg40027
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/350
  • Length: 17.59" (447mm)
  • Width: 3.7" (94mm)
  • Height: 4.76" (121mm)
  • Parts: 458
  • Hasegawa Product Number: 40027
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"1/350 Gambier Bay"
Hasegawa makes a nice kit that is sturdy with a lot of bracing for the hull. It weighs more than many kits. It came with a nice color diagram with a mask pattern for her dazzle paint scheme. The decals were good except the 3's tore but I was able to piece them together. The flight deck fit well to the hull and the aircraft (9) were well detailed. I used a White Ensign photo-etch set with some Eduard figures since it doesn't come with any detail-up parts. One drawback was the lack of a hanger deck and an inability to make one with all the hull bracing. Hasegawa also includes a detailed history of the ship with a color poster of her in the Battle of San Bernadino Strait.

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  • High quality grey styrene plastic construction.
  • Detailed hull.
  • Airplane and motor boat included.
  • Photo etched parts sold separately (see comments below).
  • Display stand.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.
  • BONUS: Poster of package illustration (594 x 841mm).


  • Scale: 1/350
  • Length: 17.59" (447mm)
  • Width: 3.7" (94mm)
  • Height: 4.76" (121mm)
  • Parts: 458
  • Hasegawa Product Number: 40027


One plastic model

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • CA Glue (HLC107) (HLC106) (PAAPT02) (HLC121)
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (TES8940) (EXL55594)
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Paint (Silver, Gold, Navy Blue, Interior Green, Cocoa Brown, Flat
  • Black, Clear Red, Clear Blue, Burnt Iron, Medium Blue,
  • Tire Black, FS36375 Gray, FS17875 White, FS13538 Yellow, Extra Seagray, FS36495 Light Gray, Gloss Seablue, Intermediate Blue)
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"Everything as expected."
Great model Can't wait to start building Came with a poster, history booklet, and a full scale painting guide

"A Real Gem"
Charles (Westfield, NY)
Great model, good fit, clear instructions and if you go with the dazzle camo, a real showpiece for your collection. See the pictures. I used a small piece of clear plastic to suspend the tail of the aircraft being catapulted, and added radio towers and (some) rigging after taking these photos.


  • For Detail Up Etching Parts Basic - order HSGS7144.
  • For Detail Up Etching Parts Super - order HSGS7145.
  • For Wooden Deck - order HSGS7146.
  • For U.S. Navy Carrier Based Aircraft Set - order HSGS7147.

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