While I think they are not bad, they are very dark with quite thick lining. A long while ago I purchased some ArmyPainter dip (strong tone), so I thought I would give this another go. i brushed this on, as actually dipping is messy and rather stupid (who would really want varnish or a back problem). I then added further highlights, touched up the white bits and dull coated it. Finally, the face was washed with GW Serephim Sepia. All told, I think its much improved and hopefully a lot quicker.
My next task is to paint another 7 models to build two more companies to see how they look enmass. Currently a lot has been happening at work, so I have been a hobby butterfly, the aim now is to focus on this project and get the rank and file painted to fill out several battalions.
Here's a group picture of everything so far.