Dave, thank you sir! She and a few others are winging their way from Mother Russia as we speak. A bit delayed with Covid, but found a wonderful Ebay seller that even with shipping stuff was cheaper than I could get it from the UK or US. I don't mind the wait and he seems to be a very nice gent running a family owned brick and mortar shop as well.
Sorry to hear about your deck.
In my research it is as you have said, so many different shades, lighting conditions, and just plain different factory shades from repaints and such. Even saw one picture of the Pyotr where the deck was almost indistinguishable from the crimson red of the antifouling paint, go figure!
I settled on this color:
It just struck me on the swatch as about the right mix of red and brown.
I love their site, the owner takes the time to paint swatch every single paint they have and they have a HUGE range. It's been a God send because sometimes colors (Especially Vallejo) don't match their digitally rendered swatches at all. Only thing I wish is that he carried Hataka, but I cannot complain.
26. May, 12:11