They make into a realistic model and can be converted to a sailing version.
Many were built in Canada during the second world war so you could base your model on a Canadian built version.
I have one and another half built kit so if it is something you would like to build and it's not too far out of your way then yes go for it. There were two versions of the kit, the earlier Matchbox is the rarer whereas the later Revel are quite common in the UK. I recently sold one for the RNLI to a fellow scale modeler for £40 so price is OK.