me, this is is one of the finest restorations ever undertaken by
, Hendon, London. These photographs show the various
details and high standard of workmanship that won the museum the
'Restoration of the Year Award' for 1999. As a kid I played around
the hulk of this actual flying boat whilst it was beached at
Felixstowe Ferry in the early 1960's, not realising what it was at
the time of course. It was then (1960's) in daily use as a
'house-boat' and was home to someone. It was rescued and taken to
the museum a wreck; after many years it re-emerged from the
workshops looking like this! Magnificent!
grateful thanks goes to our Canadian correspondent - Alex Norton - who
kindly sent me his selection of images to include with my own in this
gallery. With the advent of a superb brand new - but very expensive -
detailed 1/72nd resin kit by SilverWings these images will assist all you
modelers! Many thanks, Alex.