Enjoy. Once you've built one you will be hooked. 😀 I started with a model kit ("Sanson") and have since built 6 more from scratch, all at 1:50 Scale. "Anteo", "JR More", "Eland" and x3 "Alwyn Vintcent's".
My current projects are the "Alwyn Vintcent" at 1:32 Scale for RC (all previous boats primarily for display).
I've cast 2 hulls, one of which I've already sold, and am now in the last stages of completing the kitting of a second model for sale. Unfortunately the kit is not designed for the novice.
It is a pity that you are so far away, postage or courier would be exorbitant and would put the cost way above what you would pay for an equivalent model in the UK.☹️
Enjoy your model making. 😀