Let me start by apologizing for the silence. I have been struggling. The following picture explains it all.
Basically I have been using this guy as the test model. At the time this photo was taken he had been stripped 3 times and by the time you see this post he will be stripped again. I have been struggling to get the effect I want. I have made a tiny bit of progress on the other guys but most of the effort has gone into trying to get what I wanted to work right.
First, I have been using inks and washes wrong for years. I totally misunderstood what was for what and have actually been using them the opposite of how they should be used. As in I have been using washes like inks and inks like washes. It also seems that what I actually need to try and due to make my models work the way I want is probably trying to make the ink I have into a glaze. I think. So more as I get it done.