It's a relatively cheap model, can't exactly categorize it as a "diecast" model. Only small amounts of metal is found on the fuselage, the rest is mainly made of plastic. The details is pretty good, it also has optional gears. But it does not have optional weapons or canopy (I had to pull off the pylons since it was glued on slanted). Altaya models are a hit/miss when it comes to QC issues, there's some overglue issues, some gaps but overall a nice placeholder until something better comes along. Who else is going to give us a Rafale C model? Anyway, here's some pictures:
Note: the weapons are not optional again, I pulled it off.
The stock stand was horrible (mine curved to the side so a Witty Wings F-18 stand would work)