So on to the last little bits. Firstly, a couple of p.e. ladders, presumably for the crew to gain access.
Then refit the DF loop aerial, that had ben knocked off earlier. Strangely, the four inter-wing struts, initially attached to just the lower wing, managed to stay put for several months, surviving priming, painting, the two attempts at masking and the mess of the stripping off the first attempt and the repainting the markings, without any problems. Maybe I should send photographic evidence to the Vatican, and claim it as a miracle!
Another ladder. This seems completely bonkers to me. Why on earth would an aircraft designer put a ladder there, right in the airflow, creating all kinds of drag and disrupting the lift from that section of the wing??
A couple more radio antennas, one of which I had forgotten to paint beforehand, so that’ll get touched up in a moment!
A couple of quickly scratch-built antenna masts out of good old 0.3 mm brass rod, and some EZ line for the antenna.
And, finally, the props!
And with the build finished, my own traditional celebration, the cutting and pasting of the boxart!
And so my display cabinet welcomes a new guest. It wasn’t until I placed the Heinkel on the shelf that I realised what a big beast it must have been in real life. The G8N is the same scale, 1/72, but the Heinkel is almost dwarfing it. And it’s only a twin-engine aircraft. Impressive, for a pre-war design.
So, there you have it. Reveal thread to follow.