I took the plunge and purchased the 72 paint set from Vallejo. I got a good deal online and figured that I do enough painting now that it justified the expenditure. The variety of colors makes shading easier and much more consistent. My first project was a box of Waterloo British flank companies. The brushes included in the set have been a tremendous bonus, allowing me to paint with finer detail. I am pleased with the results thus far and look forward to learning how to use this new resource.