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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #450 on: June 15, 2018, 04:05:30 PM »

Due to maxsecure in the China Sea information from the Far East has been sparse, however our valiant pigeon has come through with photos of Red Oktober`s visit to Chiba to sail with a 1/200th scale fleet.   No geishas were present :(( 
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #451 on: June 15, 2018, 04:11:10 PM »

Other civilian type vessels were there too, including a pair of Springers.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #452 on: June 15, 2018, 04:52:46 PM »

An IJN submarine escorted Red O to a safe haven for R&R.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #453 on: June 15, 2018, 04:57:11 PM »

Welcome party at dock.suspect security risk
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #454 on: June 15, 2018, 10:33:13 PM »

Humm Duncan are you sure the mods will allow such models of the non boating type........ %%


Nice to still Red is still afloat, I remember it passing through my sticky paws (via Stavros) many years ago..then sent on ...to.....well it was a long time ago  :embarrassed:
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #455 on: June 15, 2018, 10:57:37 PM »

Great photos of Red's travels - gradually visiting other parts of the world.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #456 on: June 16, 2018, 09:12:15 AM »

Humm Duncan are you sure the mods will allow such models of the non boating type........ %%



Phil. of course they will.....cant you see the nautical connection, pirate lady and sailor dress on another model too.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #457 on: June 16, 2018, 05:22:53 PM »

Actually each of the girls represent a WWII ship from the card game Kantai Collection, or KanColle.
The girl on the left is one of the Kongo class battleships. ok2

Near as I can tell, the girl on the right end is Kashima, a Katori Class Training Cruiser
 

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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #458 on: June 17, 2018, 07:46:07 AM »

Thank you Umi...... see Phil....security risk ! O0
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #459 on: August 31, 2018, 10:28:06 AM »

Red Oktober reported to be on the move, destination unknown.  Details when available.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #460 on: August 31, 2018, 11:24:55 AM »

Red Oktober has had a final sail in Japan with Mr Uichi Ueda`s  "Stout" Springer and "African Queen"..... Sayonara and thanks for being a good host.  A Pacific crossing seems likely !
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #461 on: August 31, 2018, 01:50:44 PM »

Heading south?
Looks like it continues to travel well.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #462 on: August 31, 2018, 05:52:18 PM »

Heading south?
Looks like it continues to travel well.
   East I believe 8)
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #463 on: June 04, 2019, 01:08:37 AM »

Red Oktober has resurface.After being home for a few months a photo has surfaced from Toesup, of
Red Oktober with the home fleet.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #464 on: June 04, 2019, 06:10:34 AM »

would be nice to get her back for Wicksteed 2020!
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #465 on: June 04, 2019, 07:36:04 AM »

would be nice to get her back for Wicksteed 2020!


You would have to talk to Ralph about that.
I got the impression that he was beginning to believe, after ten years abroad, it was never coming back to him. %)

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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #466 on: June 04, 2019, 08:44:14 AM »

This has to be an interesting story but whilst I have been aware of the Red October journey I have no real idea of how it has actually worked.

Do we have a story teller?
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #467 on: June 04, 2019, 01:36:15 PM »

or maybe, as it's getting old....a new one?
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #468 on: June 04, 2019, 01:50:22 PM »

or maybe, as it's getting old....a new one?
The story teller, or the boat?
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #469 on: June 04, 2019, 02:06:39 PM »

the boat! it will be 2020 next year..........
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #470 on: June 04, 2019, 04:03:01 PM »

The story teller, or the boat?
  The story teller for sure Tug , I am the guilty author  8)  It all started during the early days of Springer mania when Toesup and I , unknown to each other , tried to capitalize  on the deck-washing characteristics of the Springer hull design. Someone suggested that it might win an award at one of the Springer events in the UK but that never happened . Toes had sent Red O to Scotland to Norry  , Mayhem member who knew the  UK model boat events circuit. When that award idea was poo-poohed we decided to make the effort worthwhile by sending it wrong way round, BY Any Means style.   I took it to a couple of Baltic countries then annual hols to Bavaria and  left it with a local modeller to pass-on where went .  A long time later it arrived in Japan Where it featured in a major model  Magazine.       It was then mistakenly sent Toes in California, U.S.A. thereby missing many modellers waiting in Hawaii, China. Oz and NZ, sorry guys. 
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« Reply #471 on: June 04, 2019, 04:51:08 PM »

RED OKTOBER and  HMS Sprub   on Scottish waters. ( Pssst anybody got space for downunder or OZ    for Sprub.   ( lid comes off making it less high)          The one place I really  wanted it to go was in Denmark where the vintage " Springeren" submarine  is housed, tides were against us.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #472 on: June 04, 2019, 05:26:07 PM »

We received Red over here on Vancouver Island and gave it a bit of a tour before sending it to Aimee (I think).
What was interesting was the number of club pins, ribbons and other information that travelled with it.
Be interesting if Toes can post photos of the travels.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #473 on: June 04, 2019, 06:48:19 PM »

This really sounds like one of those stories that you couldn't make up.
Goodeness only knows how long it would have taken if Hawaii, China, Oz & NZ had been added.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #474 on: June 04, 2019, 08:16:04 PM »

I cannot comment on Red Oktober's earliest travels, but having a look at the beginning of this topic back in 2008 will inform those interested of her early days from Norry onwards!
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