The Russian battleship Marat (after modernization) is in my mind one of the most striking battleships ever built. Many years ago (1998 or 1999), I built a model of Marat based upon rudimentary drawings that I had obtained from INRO. My father-in-law was very interested in my ship model projects, so I promised to give him one of them. Marat was the model that I decided to present to him. Following his death, my mother-in-law returned the model to me. It was returned in pretty poor condition. I did a few repairs, but there is color damage from sunlight and insect-related damage. The model lost it's floatplane and a radio antenae. Nevertheless, I still like the general look of the ship. Attached are a few photos.