Modelling the IS Heavy Tank
By Nicola Cortese
(Osprey Publishing, Paperback, 9781841767574, 80pp.)
Publication Date: June 24, 2004
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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.
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.
"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)