Thanks for the positive response!
I'm kicking myself that I didn't use better, natural lighting. Perhaps this weekend I'll take some more pictures.
The blending and colouring is a lot nicer/natural in person, much less stark than it appears on-screen.
Additionally, I've done some colours on inside of cloaks, etc that doesn't seem to be showing up very well.
The ring around the bases was painted (the black was no longer black haha) and I tried to use something softer while still complimenting the minis. The actual basing is Popsicle sticks