Here's my Axial EXO I've been working on. It's all just bolt-ons for now. The paint is Tremclad rust paint if you are interested. Body prep is the most important thing for painting, not the paint.
The inside finish is just as smooth and glossy as the outside.
Actually, the color didn't come out right in those phone pics. Here's one that shows the true color. Still a crappy phone pic though.
I have a CC Mamba Max Pro SCT in it with the 2400kv 1415 series motor. Maybe a bit overkill for something that looks like it will spend more time on the shelf than anywhere else.
Next steps are some nice wheels and new rubber (sand paddles perhaps) and some lights.