Good advice to keep in mind for my upcoming project, thank you! I often find myself in the trap of painting for holding the model near, but then at typical distances they lose many of the finer nuisances that look oh-so-pretty up close.
I use Vallejo Model color almost exclusively, so the paints are a little more toned down to begin with versus GW or even Vallejo Game color. I've noticed and have read that Vallejo paints tend to go into a more 'pastel' tone when adding white to them for highlights, I may have to experiment outside my painting comfort zone with different lighter shades with a final white highlight to really get the 'pop.' Developing new painting techniques is always fun