It's been years since I've painted anything. I thought I would re-acquaint myself with the different paints and painting techniques by practicing on the Deluxe size figures before moving on to the HA's and Leaders. I learned a lesson right away on this guy: Krylon Fusion won't dry on his rubber nose cone, it's been 3 weeks since I sprayed him. I really should've known better. I guess I'll just leave it "tacky" or try and remove it and try to match the color with an acrylic ( the black base coat of acrylic model master paints dried fine on him ). The body color on him came out of the can a bit lighter than what the cap indicated but I like it. I like the way this figure is built. Great robot mode and great jet mode but I wish he was at least Voyager size.