Dunkerque is the only "modern" ship I have ever tried to build not using a kit. I had a long range plan to build a sample of all dreadnought battleship classes, either by scratch-build or kits. I couldn't get the Heller kits, so I thought I would build the modern French battleships from drawings. I only finished Dunkerque. I've had a Richelieu hull partially built for ages Needless to say, I will never complete my project.