May 08, 2014

Two Italian Model & Figure Giants Get Historical Tributes

Two Italian companies, Esci and Italeri have new books available detailing the company history and production of their extensive model and figure lines. Both of these companies were dominate in the heyday of modeling and Italeri continues to this day. ESCI which is out of business continues to live on as reissues by other manufactures. Both books are fascinating and highly recommended looks at these great companies.

The Story of ESCI Kits 1967-2000
The story of the famous Italian plastic scale model manufacturer ESCI. The book covers the period 1967 - 2000 although the origins of ESCI can be traced back to before WWII. Lavishly illustrated with box art, vehicles and various appendices covering products announced but never issued, promotional products, products from outside toolings, specials, a list of ESCI decals and kits
Soft Cover, Pages 84, Illustrations & 300 Color Photos. Available Now

Italeri 1962-2012
Fifty years of Italian modelling and the Fiat G55 1:72 scale, Italeri’s very first model kit in the original box. 
The book, through extensive documentary and photographic research, points out the "milestones" of Italeri history. From the first scale model plane, the Italian fighter G.55, created in 1968, to the most recent production, the passion of a team of people who made the scale modelling a real philosophy of life. 160 pages, Text in Italian and English.

Book Index: 
- A story of people
- From prototypes to the real thing
- Giving the dream its external appearance : packaging and image
- Fifty years of models
- Products for publishers
- When competitors become customers
- Italeri : the Italian way to scale modeling
- All Italeri models
Available by Direct Purchase Only

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