NEW MODEL MAKER! ESVAL Models Appears On The Scene

Feb 08, 2013 No Comments by

If you’ve never heard of model maker “ESVAL”, welcome to the club. But don’t be too hard on yourself. The company is a brand-new player in the burgeoning 1:43 market, and this group of factory photos – dusty though they may be – show a lot of promise from this spanking-new line of resincasts.

The subject matter is cool, too – 1941 and ’42 Packard limos, done in red, white, blue and black, wearing what seems to be a hatful of photoetched and hard-plated plastic detail bits. We scoured the photos, and from what we see – not yet having had a sample on hand (yes, we’re working on it through Judy Kirkpatrick, whose “JMModelautos” will be selling the cars) – the paint and build is right up there with the better models currently on the market. Some older Mercedes Landaulets will be joining the fold, soon, as well.

We’ll keep you updated and on top of any developments; in the meantime, drop Judy a line to see what the latest news is. Old Packards are sweet, and this line looks it’s a winner.


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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.
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