Having visited Cameron & Jim for some time now, I can say that not only is their L.A. kit very well built, but that it has also come a long way from the first revision they produced which probably many of the local Aussie guys have seen.
IMHO the module & electronics are world-class, at least as good if not better than anything I have seen from overseas (from reading the SubCommittee Review & checking websites). The module itself is tested to quite a high pressure, and the electronics & systems include a very stable pump-ballast system, auto-levelling and emergency-surface if radio contact is lost.
The hull has a good amount of detail, from memory is 160cm long and all in all is pretty nice looking. I think the newer revisions even have an indexing lip
Having spent quite a bit of time investigating what sub to buy for myself I can honestly say that the MSSA L.A. sub is excellent value for money - you'll get a much nicer boat locally for cheaper than you could get overseas. If you can justify the pricetag to your spouse I'd highly recommend it.
P.S. Unfortunately I failed in justifying the price to my spouse
So I went for the Dumas Akula from SubTech, which is about 1/2 the price, but also about 1/4 of the quality. But as my first boat, I've had a lot of fun building it