Scale: 1/530

Recommended to help build a Korean War-era SCB-27, straight-deck, Essex class aircraft carrier from:

  • Revell 1/530 USS Essex CVA-9 and CVS-9 Angle-deck carrier  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Hornet (CVS-12) "Hornet +3" Apollo 11 Moon Mission Recovery Vessel 
  • Revell 1/530 USS Lexington (CVT-16) Sea Power Issue 
  • Revell 1/530 USS Wasp CVA-18 and CVS-18 Gemini Recovery Vessel 
  • Revell 1/530 USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 Picture Fleet Issue 
  • Revell 1/530 USS Oriskany CVA-34  
  • Revell 1/530 USS Shangri-La CVA-38  (not the 1/500 Renwal kit)
  • Revell/Lodella 1/530 USS Ticonderoga CVA-14  (not the Renwal 1/500 kit)


This model represents the SCB-27 modernized island of Essex class aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge CV-33 as it appeared circa 1952-1955.  She had this new island but retained her straight flight deck at that time.  With minor modifications, it can be adapted to represent other Korean War-era straight-deck Essex class carriers.


  • fully assembled
  • open bridge and PriFly windows with delicate framing
  • details consistent with photos of the actual ship
  • decks properly offset to port, they should NOT be centered on the island
  • properly shaped decks and deck features
  • battle lookout details
  • deckhouses, flag lockers, radar platforms and splinter shielding shape specific to Kearsarge
  • deck supporting structure details accurately positioned as confirmed by photos of the real ship
  • delicate exterior piping detail and routing specific for Kearsarge
  • porthole rigols ("eyebrows")
  • closed A/T doors of the proper type 
  • door overhead chevron-shaped rain deflectors
  • open funnel cap (grille not included), ready for your favorite photoetch set


This 3D-printed acrylic part is designed to accurately represent features of the actual ship.  This model is not a 3D-printed copy of any plastic kit's parts.  Some adjustment to your plastic kit's parts may be necessary for best fit.

© Model Monkey LLC.  This 3D-printed product may not be copied or recast.

1/530 USS Kearsarge CV-33 Island, 1952-1955 (Korean War)

SKU: 530-CV33-1952-1955