Graham, would Pierre have been able to supply a kit?
One of my many projects is to create a Lagonda from the DB3S, and there seems little point in buying a high quality item if you just want to chop it up. Would the original supplier have supplied the body on its own I wonder?
As I said in an old SF thread, if the model is still available from the original supplier, I think it wrong to sell copies. After this, copies are ok. The folk who would buy the copies are those who would probably never buy the originals due to cost.
I have a few of the more expensive models, but would never build them just to try out an idea. The cheaper kits make this possible.
Just an opinion.