Modelling the IS Heavy Tank

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Modelling the IS Heavy Tank

By Nicola Cortese

Osprey Publishing, Paperback, 9781841767574, 80pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2004

The IS (Iosef Stalin) heavy tanks were some of the most widely used AFVs produced by the USSR. First entering combat in 1944, the IS-2 went head-to-head with German tanks such as the Panther, Tiger and King Tiger, and post war IS-2s and IS-3s were exported to China, Cuba and North Korea. This book is packed with easy to follow super-detailing and finishing instructions for building the IS-2, IS-3, and IS-3M variants, as well as for the prototype ISU-152, and features kits from manufacturers such as Dragon, Tamiya, and Fujimi. Advanced scratch-building techniques and working with photo-etched and other after-market accessories in 1/35 and 1/76 scales are covered, making this highly accessible book a welcome addition to any modeller's library.

About the Author
Nicola Cortese was born in Montreal, Canada in 1961 to Italian Irish parents. He studied Creative Arts at college, and spent 15 years as a professional musician. He currently works in Kirkland Quebec as a technical writer for software programs. His hobbies include music, cinema, world history, and scale modelling. He began AFV modelling some four years ago and was instantly hooked: this is his first title for Osprey Publishing."

Praise For Modelling the IS Heavy Tank

"If you are looking for a good book on building Soviet IS series armor, this is definitely one worth adding to your library." Jim Starkweather, Armorama (October 2004)