They have been given a stain/wash of Minwax Tudor Satin stain. Excess pooling, mainly around the waist of the figures, was removed with a brush dipped in thinner.
This is what they looked like with a block paint job prior to the stain.
After they are thoroughly dry - probably in a day or so - they'll be given a finish of Testors Dullcote. I probably won't highlight them as they turned out pretty good with just the stain. Likely just work on flocking the bases. Their French adversaries should be easier to paint - they don't have the elaborate lacing like these British.