Couple of days ago I heard from a couple of our American cousins (thanks Kevin and my old friend Erich Von Kloss) that Matt has been given the all clear, and was restarting production, so after a couple of emails I took the plunge (sorry about the pun...unintentional, I assure you) and ordered one.
Matt is going to do a lot of pre-fabrication of the kit for me: ie, both hull halves will be ready trimmed, rear cone cut, rear planes assembled and fitted, etc...all the fiddley bits that I know I'll have trouble doing with my fingers in the state that they are in. I'd rather pay Matt to do these jobs properly for me, than me attempt them and make a cock of things.
The boat is to 1/96th scale and comes out at 35" x 4", a perfect size for me.
Permit kit details here: http://precisionpattern.biz/subs/sub_permit.htm
Am I a lucky lad? Or am I a lucky lad?