And I do indeed find it fascinating - I'm reading the Squadron booklet cover-to-cover, and studying its each and every statistic, and picture, intently. (Did you know that the forerunner/prototype - the DB-3 - was constructed entirely of rivet-less, gas-welded aluminum - with all joints checked using X-ray metallography - in 1936?!! Just ask a machine shop guy how difficult it is to weld aluminum even with today's facilities. And that before WWII, a stripped-down rig set a nonstop/unrefueled distance record of - you ready for this - over 4,000 miles! And that well before WWII, oxygen and self-sealing fuel tanks were already standard the design. The list goes on and on...)
Another thing particularly gratifying is that this unique kit you found for me is coming along at just the right time, for my modelling abilities: ten years ago I wouldn't have been able to do much of anything, with any of its problems, but today I think I can really pull a rabbit out of my a**, building this thing!
Again, THANK YOU for keeping me in mind, buddy - do let me know if you find any other version(s) of that mold, as we discussed, and we'll crack it(them) open and see what-all kind of Strange be inside!