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1/48 Canadian CF-5D – an old school kitbash

January 11, 2018 in Aviation

Here’s an oldie from over 20 years ago. It’s a 1/48 Testors F-5A wings and fuselage, a Monogram cockpit section (heavily modified) and canopy, with the nose and tip tanks vacuformed over balsa wood masters. Everything was rescribed, and detailed, and painted with Humbrol enamels. From back in the day when the Testors and Monogram kits were all that was available.

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10 responses to 1/48 Canadian CF-5D – an old school kitbash

  1. I like it Colin…”ya dun gud”… 🙂

  2. Great buildings and wonderful pictures

  3. Colin, really looks nice, I have to give you extra credit for making an outstanding looking model with what you had to work with. Well done !

  4. A great kit bash, looks great!

  5. You sure did the plane justice, Colin! Good job combining the 2 kits.

  6. Thank you, everyone. Kitbashing/scratch building is fun, but time consuming. With the number and type of new kits these days, there’s less of a need for it all the time.

  7. A very find looking F-5! Love the scheme and attention to detail is great.

  8. Hello Colin,
    beautiful model. Sharp and clean in appearance. Regards, Dirk.

  9. Fantastic work! Sharp looking CF-5.

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