With the intro fleet I'd made a bit of a booboo at the early stage (I was a bit too heavy with the wet brush stage) and had to go back and do a wash step to add some depth to the base colour of the hull. With these ships I learnt my lesson and the wash step wasn't needed (nor the preceding gloss varnish step) - quite handy really, as otherwise I probably wouldn't have finished them before the deadline!
That's enough blather from me though - you want to see the pics.
Heavy Cruiser and 2 Escort Cruisers:
Tomorrow I'll be posting a review of my Challenge with pics of all my entries (and my hall of shame).