Paint quality is excellent. It has been applied thick, and there is very little orange peel, if any. When you apply wax it shines up nicely. The car has a good weighty feel to it, and there doesn't seem to be as much plastic in it as, say, and AUTOart model (not a knock on AUTOart...I like most of what they put out!). All in all, an extremely nice model, even more so at this price point.