I bought Graffam's earlier rowboat model, and was impressed by it enough to look forward to the release of this patrol boat. I am currently taking a break from working on a model of the patrol boat while some glue dries.
The design is very elegant, giving the craft nice nautical lines with a minimum of difficult curving and gluing. The number of pieces is small and the construction is simple. The sides of two-sided pieces such as the gunwales and the sails can't just be folded over and glued. They have to be aligned as they are glued, but careful planning and dry-fitting can produce very good alignment.
The multi-layer feature alows a modeller to fill up a whole harbor with boats of a wide variety of colors and states of repair.
I am building a conversion. Instead of using the mast and sails, I'm installing a vertical boiler and a cannon to make a steam-punk patrol boat.
I give this kit five stars!