The K1A1 kit from Academy is a really nice kit for a even better price (about $20). To give the tank a more realistic look i bought the LF1166 upgrade set from Legend. This set contains a lot of extra baggage and cargo (see picture). I really recommend to use this set because it adds a lot to the kit!
Painting and Weathering
First I applied the green base colour of the tank, after applying the green, I used poster buddies to create a mask for the brown area and airbrushed the brown colour. The white and black camo stripes are applied with a brush by hand, simply because it is way faster than masking and airbrushing!
Weathering effects are achieved with a drybrush, sandy oil wash, pigments and by airbrushing a thin mist of sand coloured paint over the sideskirts!