First six finished and the next batch drying.
I finally cracked the French blue using the dip, for It proved a real tricky colour to get right. The base colour was foundry's French Blue 'B' from their Napoleonic range. Once dipped it went a slight shade darker. Now comes the trick, rather than highlight with the same colour, I went one higher and used the 'C' pot. This created a higher contrast and for the first time the dark blue colour looked shaded. Simple but It took a few goes to get right.