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Re: Russian battleship help...
As designed, the Sovietski Soyuz class battleships would have had wood covered decks in the main. Red lead coloured painted decks were probably introduced on steel decks as a form of rust proofing after the 1960s. For instance at one time in WW2 the steel foredeck on HMS Sheffield was painted in red lead and I have been told from German sources that during WW1 many of the upper decks on German warships were red leaded despite the official scheme being grey for those decks. My feeling is that by the time the steel decks were red, the ships would have deleted some or all of their main guns in favour of guided missiles and some models of these ships were made in that configuration by, I think, Anker and/or Trident & Hai. Perhaps Sammelhafen has photographs.
I have a Superior model of a "Never was" Russian battleship , I believe it may have been intended to name it Sovietski Soyuz" or something similar.
If this ship had been built and went on to serve into the 50s and 60s do you think her decks would have been painted the red colour we are used to seeing on actual Soviet warships?
She would have been a big lump of a ship,any help or opinions are greatly appreciated ...😊