Yeah, I'm also not entirely happy with the gold. I think I'm going to try to get a color I'm happy with using the new Citadel paints.
I do have about half a pot of chestnut ink from yesteryear but I'd be loath to use it on an army project of this scale because I'd surely run out and then I'd be screwed. Unfortunately, P3 (or anything from PP) is unavailable in my area.
Anyway, once I've figured out the gold I'll post something in the painting section of the forum.
Thanks for the comments.