This is one of the few paints in this line of Testor's lacquers I've tried, and I'm glad I did. I'd heard rumors of an out-of-scale metal flake effect, but I finally tried this color. To me, it looks fine, is very close in color to the illustration, and does not have an exaggerated metallic appearance. I used this color on a Revell '41 Willys project, and it really complements all the curves of a Willys coupe. Mine went on smooth, and responded very well to polishing.