Most of the paints I'm using are walmart/Joann fabrics brand. I'm hoping the army painter paints arrive today. Struggling to get a decent looking dark to light gradient. I feel there is too much white and not enough building up to it. I'm trying not to get too picky and hungup on some of these painting issues. These are the first models I've painted in about ten years, so I know it'll take a while to build up my skill set.