I hand paint the spots but then I hand painted the hard-edge camo pattern as well. I didn't feel like masking the whole tank and Vallejo colors brush paint beautifully. I just went back and added the spots after the base colors were all done. Actually, aside from the dark yellow, the whole model is hand painted.
This is the new Revell/ICM Tiger which is a little bit earlier production wise than the Academy kit. Overall, while simple, it is a very nice kit and not hard to build.