The product itself is of very good quality and the proportions exactly as pictured (i.e. The mat is quite small, but sufficient for a novice in miniature painting). The paints are the highlight of this set, with the brushes a close second. The colours cover a very good range, and the ink gives you a taste of how much using them transforms everything! However, the box isn't well designed to store the contents nicely and the set I received has clearly been in storage for a long time, and in a hot spot. The box had faded and a couple of the brushes had melted together (I did manage to detach them) but luckily the tips were unaffected. I can't be sure of the state of the glues as I haven't had to use them yet and didn't want to open them just to check… Most of the paints did survive after prolonged and vigorous shaking. Finally, the rest of the tools are of good quality. Despite the state it was delivered in, I really enjoy my set and have since bought more brushes. It covers all your basics.