Measures approx 2 1/4" tall. Colors shipped are the same as those shown. All Barclay figures are painted with a gloss enamel finish for that classic "tinplate" look. If you prefer a more realistic finish, just spray with "Dul Cote", which is available at any hobby shop. This figure was never produced by Barclay. The version that everyone is familiar with looks the same, but is actually larger. This was derived from a post-war prototype - Barclay began reducing the size of its figures after WW II to reduce costs. For some reason, it was decided to leave the older version of this piece intact, and the smaller size was never made.