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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 08:24 PM UTC
Revell announces the release of Limited One-time Offering of their 1/530 USS Oriskany Plastic Model Kit.
USS Oriskany

Product ID: 85-0318

Skill Level: 4
Scale: 1/530
Length: 19-7/8"
Width: 4-3/8"
Height: 6-3/8"
Parts: 116

"Mighty O", USS Oriskany, went to sea in 1950 after being launched in 1946 and then suspended as it became clear she wouldn't be needed for WWII. She was the last of the Essex-class carriers and, before anyone laughs up their sleeves about her being a johny-come-lately for WWII, remember that she earned battle stars in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Her aircraft really chewed the landscape and earned her a Presidential Unit Citation. Kit features full hull, display stand, four types of aircraft, separate elevator panels, and full decals.

SSP - Selected Subjects Program - Limited Production - One-time offering.
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Like many ship modelers of my generation, I have an affection for these old Revell Essex-class kits of my childhood. It is good to see the "Mighty O" back in circulation again!
OCT 26, 2017 - 07:49 AM
Both the re-issue of the Renwal Shangri-la and Revell Germany USS Hornet sold very well. In fact trying to find one now you'll be paying at least twice the original cost. So this is very welcome. With the after market decals and islands you can do any of the ships. Very welcome and they remain the only game in town in styrene.
OCT 26, 2017 - 10:22 AM
Okay, show of hands. Who bought and built this as a kid, just because of the box art?
OCT 26, 2017 - 01:28 PM
This coincides perfectly with Model Monkey's soon to be released 3D printing of the island!
OCT 26, 2017 - 03:57 PM
Thanks so much! Please click "Go to forum topic" below to see this post with better formatting. Here is a list of 3D-printed Essex class modernized SCB-125 islands presently available in 1/530 scale intended for the Revell Essex kits (click the colored text to see the product): USS Yorktown CVS-10 USS Intrepid CVS-11 USS Ticonderoga CVA-14 USS Randolph CVS-15 USS Lexington CVT-16 USS Oriskany CVA-34 USS Shangri La CVA-38 And for those who want to convert their Revell kit to its Korean War-era straight-deck configuration (yes, they sell!), an earlier SCB-27 island for USS Yorktown CV-10 (1953) is available. And yep, I bought several Revell Essex class kits as a kid. The box art rocked. Cheers! -Steve Larsen, Model Monkey Click here for the complete Model Monkey catalog
OCT 28, 2017 - 07:27 AM
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