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Since the original post "1944 -- Having A Ball With Chain Lightning" somehow went T.U., I thought I'd try again, although this time, I'll add just a pic or two and see if the post "takes". If it does, I will edit the post and complete the original first installment! We'll see. Anyway, since I was born in 1944, and the Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning first flew that year, and since I've had the Planet Models offering in the stash forever, and this finally seems like a good reason to actually build it, here goes. First, the model: Above right, as is my custom, I immediately began the build in a non-standard manner (Instructions? Instructions? Real men don't need no instructions!). I began by gluing the cockpit side panels to their respective fuselage halves, taking care to position them so that the cockpit floor, etc. would fit later. I also glued the horizontal stabilizer/rudder to one of the two tail booms, assuring that the parts met at a 90 degree angle. Note that the lower fuselage half - the right side - had a bit of a slight warp to it. This influenced my descision to assemble the kit by NOT following the instructions. Now, we'll see if this post takes, before moving on. Ed