Zlin Z-526 AFS
Miku Model, 1/72
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||Miku Model 72086 - Zlin Z-526 AFS
|Contents and Media:
||23 cream coloured resin parts, 1 vac-formed
canopy, decals for three aircraft plus a 2 page instruction booklet with
parts plan, 8 build drawings and 3 paint/decal diagrams.
318,50 Kč (approx. USD$14.20) available online from hobbyshop.cz
||Very rare subject, finely engraved
panel detail, optional props and wing tanks.
||No history in instructions, build
drawing are somewhat vague; interior detail is basic
||Recommended to experienced modellers
interested in aerobatic aircraft.
Reviewed by Glen Porter
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Okay, hands up all those who have heard of a Zlin Z-526 AFS? Right, you
can all put your hands down now. Guess I'm the only duffer in this
I admit that before Brett offered me this kit to review, I had never
heard of Zlin so into Google I went.
Built in the Czech Republic by a company started back in the 1930s, the
Zlin Z-526 AFS is one of the top stunt aircraft around today. They also
build military and civilian trainers and sports aircraft.
The kit comes in a small top opening card board box with a line drawn
side profile on the top. 23 resin parts are in a ziplock bag and with
fine engraved panel detail, appear to be reasonably well cast with no
pin holes or large blemishes. The outside surfaces of the fuselage seems
to be a bit rough but should clean up quite easily. All parts will need
to be removed from their casting blocks.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
Interior detail is minimal with only the floor, rear
bulkhead, seat, stick and instrument panel but no sidewall detail
supplied. The single canopy is vacformed.
Decals look quite good. They cover three aircraft, one from the Czech
Republic marked OK-CXA, another in East Germany, DM-WQD and one flying
in the USA marked N526 ZZ. All three examples are in red and white
livery with the red being on the decals.
Although this might not be the best resin aircraft kit I have ever seen,
and certainly not for the beginner, it is very nice. If civil aerobatic
aircraft are your thing, I doubt that you will find a better example on
Recommended for experienced modellers with an interest aerobatic
hobbyshop.cz for this review
AML Decals are
available online from the hobbyshop.cz website
Review and Images Copyright © 2006 by Glen Porter
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Last updated 21 February, 2007
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