I built this M1126 Stryker kit and the LAV-25 Piranha when I was starting with my hobby. This kit is built straight out of the box, and even has some PE from Trumpeter. The kit itself builds nice and has some great detail for the price.
I used this kit to experiment with weathering techniques like pigments and washes. I started with applying a gloss coat and applied the decals. After the decals went on I sealed them with another gloss coat and applied a dark oil was over the whole model. To finish the model I added some MIG Pigments to the Stryker. This model was a great test subject for me.