Model is finished in thick paint. It is marked as a "1:87" model, although it is far from that scale. It is the same size as a 20 ton excavator in true 1:87, this is a 45-50 ton excavator which should be around twice the size. This model shares many components from their smaller excavators, which are actually 1:87... Mismarked model, less than desirable quality. Could have been a great model, but isn't.