Previously I'd tried drybrushing over a black base, with highlights.
However I didn't like the finish that it gave, though admittedly they looked decent on the battlefield. So this was recommended to me after seeing the glossy black sheen-shields upon the front of the Mechanicum Thallax shock troops (Drool)
So, after the black basecoat was added, I painted over each armour plate with a layer of clear gloss, in an attempt to bring some natural sheen to the miniature. This gave me this result with the remaining bods.
When I say a layer, I mean about 5 layers.
Admittedly, I still need to work on my figures photography, as they are massively oversaturated and so the sheen and the painting does show rather more vividly and with less blending than I'd like. I'm still trialling this technique as well so I'll refine it as I go.
I also painted a batch of weapons (rather quickly) to give me some options, the smallest gun-show in the west.
I'm just about finishing my second platoon of Troops as well, and as soon as the Sirdar has had some attention lavished upon him, I'll put up some pictures.