Thanks for the kind words guys.
The checkers were tough and needed quite a lot of touching up but it was my first real attempt at the pattern and fortunately on the Wraithlord I could do quite large squares which made it easier. The Harlequin Troupe is going to be much more difficult.
My plan for the colour scheme is for the Black and White to be the dominant colours and just use others for accents. It doesn't come out very well on the photo but on the Wraithlord there are quite a lot of Blue gems which with the bone coloured weapons work well just to accent the scheme. It's nothing overpowering but just enough
As for the units my current plan is my Wyches (Mimes) are being painted black and white but with one particular colour in addition (One unit blue, one unit red so far). The Harlequin troupe however are going to be more colourful. I am aiming for something like:
Just not painted quite so well! haha
Going to try and get a few games in during the next couple of weeks, will give reports back on this thread when they happen.
One poor quality picture of what has been completed so far:
Wraithlord with Brightlance and EML
2x 5 Man Wych units.