I have recently complete the Takom 1A5/C2 kit, and must say it is a rather nice kit. The kit provides a option for both the the German version and Canadian version, with markings both, of this great tank.
The kit does build very well and the parts are well done. I complimented the kit with a barrel, antenna set, and rear mud flaps from Leopard Workshop. These too are nice additions, especially the mud flaps, as they are made from a rubber material, that is realistic looking.
I did shave the molded on tie downs off, and replace them with wire.
The kit was primed with Ammo by Mig primer and painted with the Tamiya Acrylic NATO colors(XF-67 NATO Green, XF-68 NATO Brown, XF-69 NATO Black). When applying the camouflage(Brown and Black) I keep the air pressure low, and thin about 60% Tamiya thinner to paint. Then the colors should be built up gradually. I used AK Interactive NATO Camouflage Filter, followed by local washes of Ammo by Mig Brown for Green. Weathering was done using Vallejo European Earth Wash and various Vallejo pigments.