Hi, Tiberious. Like Mark/Cap. Solo I'm a long time Nautilus fanatic who's spent way too much time at the nautilussubmarine.com forum. While you might find some other odd items around, the general consensus of what is the best kits are those created by Scott Brodeen. Scott's designs are available from two original sources at the moment, Bob Martin at Nautilus Drydocks (www.rc-submarine.com) and Masterpiece Models (masterpiecemodels.com). The 31" kit is sold by both and they both seem to sell them for about the same price. However, I understand that Masterpiece has replaced the metal detail parts with plastic or resin cast parts. I'm not sure how much that would matter for display use, though. I'm acquainted with Bob and he seems to be a pretty good guy. He also sells kits to adapt his sub models for R/C use. Bob seems to just have the 1/77 scale 31"er right now, but is planning to release a 1/48 scale version soon. Masterpiece has the 31" and a 16" version. That smaller one might be a good way to go for a beginner without much shelf space.Fantastic build. I've seen a couple of kits here and there but have been hoping to find a good one to build with my limited skills....don't suppose anyone here has a suggestion for one?