This Victory Models kit is of very good quality. Building this ‘miniature frigate’ was great fun.
Some amendments and improvements were made during this build (rudimentary great cabin, furled sails added, better anchors added etc.). More details are available in the build log.
Your Avatar suggests to me that you like wildlife, for example, Geckos... I'm sure you noticed the porpoise pair frolicking at the stem of the Tiger. But did you notice that the captain is pointing to them - and, her "significant other" with long blonde hair is at the tiller?
Thanks for your comments. I also messed up the fly bridge railing -- one of the posts snapped off. I fixed it with CA gel glue.
I buy my Amati kits from Ages of Sail in the US, and they actually had a spare kit they were cannibalizing for parts and got me a missing throttle for this kit. But I see you said "buggered" so you may not be in the US, and in any event that service is reserved for customers who bought the original kit from them, I suspect.