it’s just tedious and time consuming having to apply 3-4 layers to get a good finish…
Amen for that, man. But the results are really good, don't you think? I've found that with some more "bitchy" colours like pink, yellow and white you can do good with just 2 layers, but you should need some practice in finding out the right amount of watering down.
I think the cultists are very good as they are. The purple skin tone make them very "mutant-scum-ish"
I like that
About the marks and the general uses of chaos units i'll point out Mossy Toes tactica:
It is pure gold.
The first model: eh, you were daring indeed, starting with white models! I've stripped and repainted my first two models sadly.