Not there yet I'm afraid but I have manage to get a less formal (for want of a better word) approach.
Unfortunately I don't seem to have picked up on my paints well, cant remember what colours I would typically use and where, particularly with the flesh tones. Had my system all worked out but I cant seem to get a handle on it
I'll give one of the Union chaps a go next, lots of pretty blue.
for those interested see the white and bright page for a more detailed explanation of what I'm hoping to achieve and how I'm setting about it