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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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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"Everything as expected."
Great model Can't wait to start building Came with a poster, history booklet, and a full scale painting guide

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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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"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.

"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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