Secondhand Mini-ships KB57 Archangelsk Soviet Union battleship 1944-49 1/1250
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of the Soviet battleship Archangelsk made from a Neptun model of Royal Oak 1103. This model has had a funnel cap and extra AA armament fitted and been spray painted overall light grey and is in excellent condition, see photograph.
Archangelsk was the Britsh battleship HMS Royal Sovereign which was loaned to the Soviet Navy in 1944. At the time, Royal Sovereign was just out of refit and probably in the best condition of any of the class. She was returned to Britain in 1949 when the Soviet Union took delivery of an ex-Italian battleship.