First off I was very impressed with the accuracy and the detail of this kit. I made one small alteration to the front, just below the oval lump. I filled this with styrene to look more like the studio model.
Painting the model was done with an airbrush and Polyscale acrylic paints. For my base color I chose to go for a more mustard looking color, rather than the tan color recommended in the instructions, to match some studio model photos I liked.
I had a lot of fun weathering the model using an airbrush, dry brush, pastels, washes, steel wool and a X-ACTO blade to chip off paint along the front edges of most surfaces and plate lines.