Hi y'all again.
Nope, there is not enough available in the French Warship model world.
It goes like this. After building 1-600 scale models until I was 16, I moved up to 1-400 Heller kits, kit bashing in a small way to upgrade some of the '50-60's DE's and the later Duquesne DDG's. I completed the 50/60's French Marine (all now a bit dusty in the loft) as represented by Heller, and waited with baited breath when they started RN ships, but as with other Model Firms they started with a few of the Big Uns, the Hood (q.v), KGV, Victorious. I was hoping for a Belfast/Sheffield cruiser to join this collection. However, a very interesting model in the form of the CVL Arromances/HMS Colossus turned out, after that nothing more. I think, if you look at the immediate pre-WW2 ships of the Marine Nationale there were some very interesting models...all this leads me to...Trumpeter who seem to be opening up the market.
However, the range of 1-400 Heller ships (even if the early ones were a bit rough) was quite impressive. It lead me to purchase the range in Boulogne-sur-mer, as the British Hobby shops could not oblige at the time. Seeing as the Ship Model world is apparently finding more fans, I wonder if Heller would find their way to producing more new items. Particularly fine ships for modelling would be the Croiseur Lourd Tourville/Suffren, Croiseur Leger Emile Bertin/Georges Leygues. It would be a bonus if the ships could be 1-350 scale, but unlikely!