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Can the Revell CSS Alabama kit be modified to become the USS Kearsarge?

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  • Member since
    February, 2018
Can the Revell CSS Alabama kit be modified to become the USS Kearsarge?
Posted by Auggie on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:19 AM

Is it possible to turn the Revell CSS Alabama into the USS Kearsarge?

Is it too overwhelming in the modifications?

Are there enough parts in the Alabama kit to become the Kearsarge?

Has anyone here done this? Thanks!

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:06 PM

You'll have no problem finding articles about this online. Also a lot of misinformation. I've seen opinions where the Alabama hull is considered a good starting place for a Kearsarge.


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    October, 2016
  • From: Connecticut, USA
Posted by kearsarge on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:27 PM

I got a Revell Kearsarge kit from an antiques mall years ago. I my research on the ship I found that the Revell kit represents Kearsarge some years after the Civil War. Her gunwales were raised to make improve her seagoing abilities as well as some changes to the mast structure. 

I've seen on-line articles too about making the Alabama into the Kearsarge. The key is to do your research. 


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