This was a good buy; not the best, but more than decent. The pieces fit together quite well, not too much flash or extra plastic. The wheels were really hard to align right for the treads, and because of my failure in this regard my Sherman turned out looking like it had just driven down a rocky mountain. My main complaint was that one of the decals on the side of the gun turret did not fit right. The plastic surface was way too bumpy and irregular, and the decal ended up wonky. Also, the smaller decals on the rear of the tank came off easily. Unfortunately, this is just one of the things that has to be put up with, unless one wants to spend a bunch of money on products to enhance the decals' sadly lacking sticking quality. Lastly, this set is in 1:76 scale. This seemed to me like a mistake, as most of Airfix's other products are in 1:72 scale. The difference in size may seem small, but it really does make a difference. The Airfix U.S. Marines I bought to go with the tank looked too big for the tank, and thus any feeling of a real battlefield scene was lost.