Another Soviet type I like the look of, the diminutive Krivak Class Frigate. I'd like to get a model of this, it shouldn't be as much of a bother as the Sovremmeny. It's quite 'clean' looking for a vessel of this era
This particular vessel class was also the scene of a mutiny during the 1970's involving of all things the vessels political officer. A rather interesting story. There is a short documentary on Youtube about it
Another anniversary today beside the loss of the Bismarck, a year earlier this was the official start of the Dunkirk evacuation. While it is probably most famous for all the small civilian boats there was a large naval presence too.
Most ships involved were British but a number of French ships also joined in, several being lost in the process.
One of the most famous pictures is of the French destroyer L'Adroit beached and blown apart by a magazine explosion
Fortunately the explosion happened after the ship had been evacuated and no lives were lost. Never the less it is quite a powerful visual for the fall of France and the battles of that summer
Well I finally finished my Sovremmeny. There might not look much difference, but this is the lead ship of the class. I made sure the hull number and the cyrillic name at the stern matched. The etched metal cage mast at the back was a pain, 16-18 pieces, all involving super glue, and bending. The Fore mast wasn't as bad but involved folding over a flat piece of metal then curving it to form the main radar antennae. Ditto with the smaller one.