What a great job you did on this model - luv your pic's. I'm tossing up wheather to build a 1/96 or 1/72 version. The problem with the larger scale is that I don't know if I can buy fittings etc, I do not believe that I have the necessary skills to completely scratch build the boat. They certainly are an impressive model.
Shipping costs are always a problem, especially when you live in Australia.
Again, great job and thanks for posting the pic's and build info.
Martin from Down Under