This is a quick model to build. It is best to build before painting, just be advised a detail brush will be needed. Recommend using Loctite gel glue to assemble and acrylic paint to finish. The only down side is there were no specific instructions for the push mower. Not sure if this was omitted by mistake or intentional because it is fairly easy to figure out from the photo. Otherwise a nice kit to add detail to an HO scale layout.