Canadair CF-5A Freedom Fighter, 419 Sqn.; CFB Cold Lake

The Cockpit

With a little bit of grinding, Black Box's resin cockpit set intended for Monogram's F-5E can be made to fit Italeri's F-5A. Thoughtfully, BB provide the early-style of head box for the ejection seat, as appropriate for the CF-5. The F-5E's radar scope will need to be removed from the center of the instrument panel, but otherwise this excellent cockpit set represents the CF-5s 'pit very well. After assembly, the cockpit components were painted Dark Gull Gray, given a wash of a darker gray, and then dry-brushed with a very light grey to bring out the detail before details were painted various colours to match reference photos. Click for another view.

Model and photos by Dave Askett.

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