The earlier iterations of this model have the microfig under the cargo area, not really in the cockpit. I was fine to leave it at than until I tried to fit a 2 x 4 brick with rounded top
and make a little "coffin" to contain the microfig. Apparently, the old 2 x 4 bricks with rounded top are hollow. The newer ones have tubes inside of them that prevent you from using them as a sarcophagus lid. So ,it was necessity that forced me to find a new canopy for this model.
Thanks for checking it out and for the kind words.