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It took to us more time than expected, this was a big gap since we started this site, but now it’s done. All the 1/72 scale vehicles by ESCI are now in our listings.
ESCI released 80 different kits during his life (although some of them reusing parts), but none of his series contained all the kits. To have the whole catalogue you need to join series 8300 (ESCI/ERTL) with series 8000 (ESCI).
It’s curious that most of these kits are still available today, as second hand, but many of them in excellent conditions, even sealed, this give us an idea about the great distribution, penetration and production done by ESCI during years, and many of them, are now available under Italeri label.
Those kits were also released by other brands such Revell or Hasegawa, and some more.
For a comprehensive information about ESCI we refer to you to our friend site Henk of Holland.
Esci-Ertl History (Page 1) – Catalog covers, kitnumbers, box lay-outs 8300 series
Esci-Ertl History (Page 2) – Box lay-outs 8000 series
Esci-Ertl History (Page 3 – Esci under other labels – Revell/Esci (H2300 series), Esci/ERTL, Esci announced but never released, Esci/Humbrol, Esci/Polistill/Armor, Esci/Polistill, ERTL/Esci, Esci/AHM, AMT/ERTL, Esci/Aurora, Esci/Soldat, Esci/Hasegawa, Esci/GunzeSangyo, Esci/Alby
Esci-Ertl History (Page 4) – Dioramasets and kits with figures included
Also you will find as very useful the information provided by On the Way Models, where you can find also reviews of most (if not all) these kits.
Now we are trying to locate images of the series 8600, which was this one composed by one model kit and one figure set.