Today is May 24th, the 64th anniversary of the Battle of the Denmark Strait, one of the most dramatic naval battles of WWII. How do the large plastic ship model makers recreate this important event? You can buy the Bismarck in just about every scale, and from just about every major plastic model maker out there. Almost all of course show her with the black and white diagonal stripes, that she did NOT wear that fatal day. You can get it in 1/350, 1/400, 1/720, 1/700, and 1/600 scales. You can also get Prinz Eugen in 1/400 and 1/700 scales. The models for both ships are very accurate, well made models. So what does that leave the British side? Ancient models of the Hood, in a rig she wore early in the war, and not accurate for her last battle. 1/400 Heller, which I understand is the worst Heller ship model out there, 1/720 Italeri, not bad but flawed, 1/700 Tamiya, good except for being the wrong rig, and the 1/600 Airfix model, which is semi-good, despite being an ancient kit. I don't count the terrible Linberg kit, which is really just a bathtub toy. Price of Wales is a bit better represented, at least being made in both 1/350 and 1/700 scales by Tamiya. Suffolk is made in a decades old kit also, by Airfix, but Norfolk is totally ignored. Why do modelers insist on buying every piece of German stuff that comes out, and ignore the ships that really won the war?