RedArmyReproductions

OTK 87

Fareham, United Kingdom

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Announcement    **********PLEASE READ!!!*************IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SHIPPING!!!*************UPDATE 009***************
Delays to all destinations are still happening quite randomly, either due to Covid restrictions, increased mail in the system to the high volume of internet shopping, Brexit, or bad weather. European customers now have custom checks on mail from the UK, so please allow extra time for your order. You may also get charged duty/tax on your orders. Please check for your own respective country. Upgrading shipping to "Tracked Europe" during checkout is advised at this time as delays are expected.

Orders for customers worldwide outside of Europe automatically get a tracking number.

UK customers can also upgrade to a "signed for" service if they wish, change the default upgrade setting from "none" to "Tracked" during checkout. It costs more, but on really big orders I will refund any overcharge once shipped. - Thank you.

Supplying homemade reproduction WW2 Red Army (RKKA) bags and pouches 1935 - 1945 worldwide with a selection of other items bought in from Russia and USA. I aim to provide usable affordable items not readily available elsewhere to reenactors and collectors everywhere. I make every effort to be as accurate as possible on dimensions, patterns and materials of the reproductions I make, I copy items directly from my own or other private collections. Originally started in 1987.

Please feel free to follow my reference page on Facebook for other updates. Keep safe and see you on the other side;-
https://www.facebook.com/OTK87/?ref=bookmarks Or just search for OTK 87 on facebook.

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Last updated on Feb 17, 2021

**********PLEASE READ!!!*************IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SHIPPING!!!*************UPDATE 009***************
Delays to all destinations are still happening quite randomly, either due to Covid restrictions, increased mail in the system to the high volume of internet shopping, Brexit, or bad weather. European customers now have custom checks on mail from the UK, so please allow extra time for your order. You may also get charged duty/tax on your orders. Please check for your own respective country. Upgrading shipping to "Tracked Europe" during checkout is advised at this time as delays are expected.

Orders for customers worldwide outside of Europe automatically get a tracking number.

UK customers can also upgrade to a "signed for" service if they wish, change the default upgrade setting from "none" to "Tracked" during checkout. It costs more, but on really big orders I will refund any overcharge once shipped. - Thank you.

Supplying homemade reproduction WW2 Red Army (RKKA) bags and pouches 1935 - 1945 worldwide with a selection of other items bought in from Russia and USA. I aim to provide usable affordable items not readily available elsewhere to reenactors and collectors everywhere. I make every effort to be as accurate as possible on dimensions, patterns and materials of the reproductions I make, I copy items directly from my own or other private collections. Originally started in 1987.

Please feel free to follow my reference page on Facebook for other updates. Keep safe and see you on the other side;-
https://www.facebook.com/OTK87/?ref=bookmarks Or just search for OTK 87 on facebook.

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About RedArmyReproductions

Sales 5,656
On Etsy since 2012

Why Red Army?

There was a desire to explore Eastern Front re-enactment in the UK in the mid 1980's. Soviet uniforms, equipment and insignia from the Second World War (Great Patriotic War in Russia) were not readily available, let alone accurate reference material. So we had to make our own based on any references we could find. This led to a big research project, and I got hooked. OTK 87 started life making necessary items for our re-enactments back in 1987. What I am doing here is just a continuation of that.

Where possible I copy genuine items in my own collection, or collections of friends and colleagues. My main fabric is canvas cotton duck from the Soviet plash palatka rain cape which is used for the majority of the products I make along with military grade cotton twill fabrics imported direct from Russia, therefore using genuine fabrics from the country of origin. I also work in natural linen for some items. Smaller items such as buttons, buckles, cotton tape, hemp cord are imported from Russia, China and Korea.

I aim to provide items no one else is making here in the West, and I am always looking to expand and improve my range.

Due to the limited random availability of certain materials or fittings, production runs on certain items may be very limited, and once they are gone, they are gone!

Shop members

  • Simon Vanlint

    Owner, Maker

    WW2 re-enactor since 1980, and still learning! I enjoy the whole process from developing a product to seeing them in use in other groups pictures. I see what I produce as an extension of my hobby.

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Last updated on Feb 8, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

For all custom work, please message me through the "Request custom order" button on the main shop page to discuss what you want. From this if the order is going ahead, I can create a 'private' listing for your order.

If I need to purchase additional items/materials not held in stock specifically for your order, you will be charged that full cost as part of your order, and I may ask you to pay for your item in advance to cover the cost of such a purchase. This cost is non refundable if you change your mind. bespoke orders cannot be cancelled, or refunded once materials ordered or product made.

Wholesale availability

For some of my lines, I can provide a quantity in excess of the number listed. Please message me if you require more than the listed quantity and I will notify you if this is possible and how long before your order will be ready.

Please give me as much notice as possible on this as some items are time consuming to make, and I may have other commitments to consider, plus I have limited time to work each week.

Shipping policy

All items are sent Royal Mail, if you require a tracking number, change the upgrade setting from "none" to "tracked" during checkout. Etsy adds shipping for every item in your basket, so for very big orders you will be overcharged, I refund any over payment when shipped. Standard shipping does not include tracking! You use the non tracked "standard" service at your own risk! destinations outside of Europe get a tracked service automatically, no need to upgrade.

Combined postage is automatic in shop settings.

A notification will be sent within 8 hours of actual posting. Click on the "track my item" button in that mail to track your order, or visit;- https://www.royalmail.com/track.

Claims for lost orders

If you think your order is lost, please get in touch to discuss options. If a tracking service is used, I can make a claim with Royal Mail. This will have to be 28 days after shipping for some countries. While the claim is going through, I can prepare a replacement order (where possible) if that is your choice. Once the claim and any compensation comes back, our arrangement can be resolved. If your order arrives while a claim is in progress you MUST let me know, fraudulent claims will not be tolerated, and you may be blocked from further purchases.

***During this Covid 19 crisis, some shipments are taking a lot longer to arrive, a 7 to 8 week wait in some cases, a 56 day wait to make a claim is therefore in place***.

Authenticity

I try to be as accurate as I can when reproducing an item, this includes dimensions and shapes, materials and fittings. If it's an item I myself own I often have that original item beside me when working. A lot of wartime produced RKKA items vary from what I produce in some way, As a general rule I try to keep my products as close to the object I own/have access to/or reference on. If you wish a variant, please message me. If new or better information or materials come along, I upgrade my products accordingly.

Destinations

I ship my items world wide, I have supplied my products to clients in the UK, USA, Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Austria, China, Hungary, Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, Norway, South Korea, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, The Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Thailand, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia & Lithuania.

Estimated shipping times;-
Canada: 10-28 business days.
North America: 10-28 business days.
Europe: 10-28 business days.
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 10-28 business days.
Asia Pacific: 10-28 business days.

Returns/claims

It is required that returning an item to me from abroad you clearly marked as "RETURNS" on the customs label. This is for any possible import or tax charges. Failure to comply will result in your returned package being refused and returned to you. If I end up paying import duty and handling fees for any returns for something I made, this cost will be deducted from your refund. Etsy's EU form for returning items to the UK can be found here;- https://extfiles.etsy.com/cancellation-forms/EUCancellationFormEN.pdf

Orders to Asia

I have sent a few orders to Asia, but encountered problems with Oriental text, please supply your name and address in Latin text. Asian language characters are not always recognisable to Etsy, and I am getting addresses showing just square symbols and numbers!

Refunds

Customers placing large multi item orders may get over charged on shipping as the system keeps adding additional charges per item. All such overcharges are refunded after your order has shipped.

Under Etsy's new payment procedures, all Paypal payments are redirected into Etsy Payments, not my own standalone Paypal account. Therefore it is impossible to issue refunds from Paypal, as your payment does not exist there! - These refunds can only be issued from my Etsy Payments account! Please be advised, it takes Etsy about 1 second to take the money from me, but it can take up to 30 days before it gets back to non UK customers!

Shipping charges

Shipping charges cover the actual postage costs, plus any and all packaging required (bubble wrap, packing paper etc), boxes, jiffy bags, mailer bags, tape, grip seal bags, labels and printing + 10% to cover Etsy fees, commission and V.A.T. (tax).

Combined postage is automatically calculated in my shop settings to save you money. However, it is virtually impossible to predict which combinations will sell in multi item purchases, and occasionally a shipping over-charge will happen. If this does happen, I issue a refund the same day as the order ships. All refunds can only be issued via the original payment method.