Hasegawa He 111Z Zwilling in 1/72 Scale

The Heinkel He 111Z was developed when the Luftwaffe suddenly realized they had neglected to design a tug big enough for their Me 321 glider.  The solution was to stick two He 111 bombers together with an extra engine in between.  Hasegawa’s kit contains two of their fine He 111s, substituting a new center section for one of the standard wing sprues.

I added the Eduard PhotoEtch interior set, if you open up the transparencies you can see inside this one so it is worth the time to dress it up.  The Eduard canopy masks are a must for this kit, I’d hate to build it without the masks!

Overall, not a bad kit, although it has a few tricky areas.  The nose transparency is molded in five sections, the three main ones are difficult to line up exactly.  Test fitting and patience when building up the central core components and the nacelles really pays off.  The model does look the part when completed, and the Eduard PE really dresses it up.

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