Scharnhorst would be fine once cross-kitted with decent armament, she's without her Atlantic bow which is unique and worthwhile which is a quality which sustains Hood as well what with her being molded to a prewar configuration.
Prinz Eugen and Belfast are pretty much top of the line but, sadly, Ajax (not released I know, but mentioned) is hardly worth much unless and until she is cross-kitted and goes through much of the OzMods/WEM routine. Another unmentioned little gem is Amazon which, among the modern ships' releases, is one of my all time favorites. Campbelltown, another favorite, is currently sitting two feet away from me right now, awaiting her completion as USS Parrott, mid-42. Although I have a number of Cambelltown kits in various boxings, this one was first built back in the '60's and is undergoing restoration. Unbelievably, all this time, I've retained the original box with Fw-190s doing their thing; don't know how that happened.
All in all it's nice to see these re-released although virtually everything Airfix put out in steel warships is readily and inexpensively available except for Ajax. She usually takes a bit of work to run down. Everytime I put one on the market I sell it and for good money too. There is a market for fine 1/600th scale vessels; Airfix could do themselves a favor by releasing a Town class--wasn't there one for which molds were cut ?--or an Essex class carrier...if they wanted.