I saw it too before they restored it after it was damaged by hurricane Ivan it was in pretty rough shape.
Here is a link to the Mariner/Marlin Assoc. showing pics of the restoration,
I've always loved this plane since I was a kid
The only kit I know of besides this kit is the old Hasagawa 1/72 kit (I have it in my stash)but maybe someday they will produce one in 1/144 with some nice photo etch to go with it.