Sunday, June 10, 2012

Modern NATO by ESCI

Made in Italy by ESCI, Modern NATO troops
I've always been a fan of the "modern" troops produced by both ESCI and Airfix.  Though a touch on the smaller side, at 1/35, they are a nicely sculpted and have a lot of detail, especially for being rather flat.  The set above was done in two colors that I know of, the flat green and the dark, shiny green.  I much prefer the flat green, as the shiny color tends to hide a lot of the detail on the figures.

I picked up a full set at an antique store recently for pretty cheap.  These were probably released in the 80's (somebody correct me if I'm wrong), so you can still find these floating around fairly easily.  I remember seeing a lot of ESCI/ERTL figures at my local general store when I was a kid, mostly the 1/72 figures though.

We're going out antiquing again today, so hopefully I'll find another little "treasure".