Synopses & Reviews
Expert advice on how to get the most from your modelling. Each book is a complete guide to building, detailing, converting and customizing all kinds of models. Illustrated with step-by-step color photography throughout. The Soviet Union's ultimate heavy tank, the IS (Iosef Stalin) evolved from the earlier KV series and was one of the most widely used tanks ever produced by the USSR. Developed in 1942, it entered combat in 1944 and took on German Panthers, Tigers and King Tigers. Post-war, IS tanks have been exported to China, Cuba and North Korea, and their broad deployment has led to the production of a plethora of model kits, upgrades and accessories.
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.