1/32 Hasegawa / Belcher Bits CF-116A (CF-5A)

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on Apr 17 2014



Continuing with the worlds best group build, a CF-5A otherwise known as a CF-116A Freedom Fighter.


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This model is not the simple build the last F-5E was. You start with the Hasegawa F-5E, and throw away half the kit. You graft in the very complex and heavy resin by Belcher Bits. The Belcher Bits resin lets you turn the semi modern F-5E into the much earlier F-5A or as I built it a CF-116A out of Cold Lake Alberta serving with 419 squadron. To do THAT part you need the excellent Canmilair decals who are the only option for the really cool bad guy scheme in 1/32.

Enjoy the photos.


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Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler