That's true Lou.
Funny thing about acquisitions in one's life! The anticipation and emotional build up is more than half of the enjoyment in acquiring something one desires. The other half is in the appreciation of being able to enjoy it.
This Camel will sit on my WOFF desk and thoroughly appreciated by me every time I sit there. My only fear is that it may distract me from my WOFF DiD campaign flights and you well know the possible impact of that!
I plan to approach the Canadian War Museum who currently display Barker's medals and see if they would be interested in possessing this model upon my departure from my mortal coil (hopefully no time soon) .