I've thought going for the Mercator and GLM versions, but they differ too much from the actual boat to make it worth it. The two I have are the top of the line in terms of accuracy and quality.
I do. I found it on ebay. I don't known the maker, but it's a good casting. It came painted over all in maroon. I striped it and painted according to pictures I found on the internet. I added masts radars(?) and life boats. I think it turned out well. It's one of the few non-warships I have in my collection
Yes; it's a Mercator SM. There's a picture on Sammelhafen