I've only been working with the Model Master paints a short time, but I really love working with them. I followed Jin's tutorial about thinning and using multiple layers, and it's worked pretty well. However, I started trying to do a ROTF Sideswipe kitbash using the Blue Pearl paint, and the results thus far have been... well, less than pleasing to this point. Does anyone know if these paints are designed to be partially translucent? I'm thinking I might try getting a flat blue and laying that as a base, and put a coat or two of the Pearl over the top, but I thought I'd ask to see if anyone had experience with these particular colors before.