But I've discovered something awesome that I must share. After trying a half dozen different paints, I have to conclude that the BEST paints to use have to be model paints, enamel based. They smell like nail polish and can only be cleaned with paint thinner or acetone.
They can be mixed together, and for fine details and bright colors they can't be beat.
I'm REALLY excited about the Pony I'm making. I look forward to putting up a whole project page when it's finished.
Additionally, if anyone has a source for getting good quality enamels in bright (girly) pony colors. I'd love to be able to have more colors to play with!