Well I just ordered a Lafayette kit. This will be my first build so I wanted to start with something simple like you guys have suggested. Once I opened the Robbe U-47 I was overwhelmed immediately so I'll save that for a later time.
I noticed most of the build threads for the Lafayette are linked to subpirates and the links seem to be dead. If you guys that have build pics wouldn't mind posting them here, that'd be alot of help.
I have quite an extensive background in R/C but nothing to do with boat building. My main R/C interest is building scale Rock Crawling trucks. I can work with abs styrene and brass quite well but I've never done any glass work. Here's some examples of some of my past projects:
You can also check out my youtube channel if you're interested in the crawling stuff: http://www.youtube.com/user/pigeonfarmboy