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Red October look-alike
sweaver
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2007 - 09:44 AM UTC
I recently watched The Hunt for Red October and found it to be the best war movie I've ever watched. I was particularly interested in the Red October as a submarine. Now I realize that it never existed, but is there a kit out on the market, preferably 1/700 scale, that could represent it pretty well with a little bit of modifications and scratchbuilding?

Thanks in advance!
jabo6
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2007 - 12:02 PM UTC
revell made a 350 scale model of red october you may find one on e-bay
sweaver
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 12:47 AM UTC
Thanks jabo6! I'll look there.
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 01:03 AM UTC
I had the Revell Hunt for Red October submarine kit. I also had the Dragon Typhoon kit that it was based on. It was the exact same model but included a big bulge that replaced the normal "chin" position on the front of the Typhoon.

My Revell kit also included a 1/100 scale SH-60 Seahawk helicopter that was also boxed separately by Revell and Accurate Miniatures. Both kits were made by a company called Ace from Korea.

Edit: After doing a quick eBay search, it appears I have the two mixed up. The Dragon sub came with the chin and Seahawk and the Revell kit was plain.
Phil_H
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 04:34 PM UTC
More than likely a collector's item now, Dragon also had a 1/700 "double" kit containing a Soviet Typhoon class and US Los Angeles class (coincidentally named "USS Dallas") Kit # 7001. This also contained 1 each P-3C Orion, S-3A Viking and a SH-60B Seahawk.

Oddly enough, the copyright date on the side of the box says 1988, and the movie was (according to IMDB) two years later.
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2007 - 03:01 AM UTC

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More than likely a collector's item now, Dragon also had a 1/700 "double" kit containing a Soviet Typhoon class and US Los Angeles class (coincidentally named "USS Dallas") Kit # 7001. This also contained 1 each P-3C Orion, S-3A Viking and a SH-60B Seahawk.

Oddly enough, the copyright date on the side of the box says 1988, and the movie was (according to IMDB) two years later.

I had that one as well. The 1988 date is about right because I built the kit while I lived in an apartment in Germany (Jan 1988-Jan 1989). I remember building it at my dining room table and left it displayed there as a center piece on the table (I lived by myself).

Remember, the book came out in 1984. I read it in college. The movie was probably in production for a couple of years before it was released.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 06:13 AM UTC
That double kit did come out before the movie. Of course the book was out for some time before the movie was done.

I had tought about getting one fo the kits and redoing it into the Red October. Never did get a chance to do it though.
modelfreak24
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2007 - 12:38 PM UTC
The book is amazing