Henry your Herr looks great.
Henry what size battery are you using? I have one framed up and it's been sitting for the last few months kinda in limbo right now. From the looks of your battery hatch I had the same idea of doing the same with that big hunk of balsa.
Picked my Herr kit up for 20 dollars at a auction had the plans with it, but no step by step instructions would of liked them at the time I was putting it together. Glad this is a pretty straight forward build.
Mine is going to be done up with pink and white covering with some hello kittie stickers for the granddaughter. Her plane and I will be the pilot.