Linden Hill Imports
Toga is the kit brand of TOM decals and books. After reboxing other manufacturers' kits, Toga has now taken the major step of commissioning its own toolings. First 1/72 release is:
Zlin Z-42M (Toga 72214: $9.99)
The Z-42 was the basic trainer of many Eastern Bloc countries in 1970s and 80s, and was, broadly speaking, the counterpart of the RAF's Scottish Aviation Bulldog. This kit was manufactured in China and features finely recessed panel lines. There is no flash to be seen on any sprues. The kit contains only 13 parts, plus a display stand! Decal options are for the East German GST (the GDR's equivalent of the Soviet DOSAAF) and a Polish Zlin from the Wroclaw Aeroclub. The featured DDR-WOH was used in a successful escape bid from the GDR. On July 15, 1987 this aircraft was flown from Schoenhagen to Berlin's Gatow Airport without being intercepted. WOH was returned in dismantled condition to the GDR and is still flying today.
Upgrades for this kit also now available:
TOGAP 72001 Zlin Z-42M Photo-etch set for the TOGA kit. $6.00
Prepainted etch set for the TOGA kit, produced by Eduard
Togad 72001 ($7.50)
Special decal sheet designed for the TOGA Z-42M kit. Enables the modeler to build any Z-42M in GDR service.
Looking for reference material on the Zlin?
TSR3 'Zlins...' $19.50
German-language photo-album on Zlin series of trainers. 50 pages in 4-color. Includes many unpublished photos and lots of profiles of Zlins in international. An essential reference book when building the Toga kit.
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