This is really nice! The diffuse is really well painted, Great job!
Lookin pretty good, but there are some nice little details in the texture that get lost when you apply it to the model. Try applying the sharpen filter ("unsharp mask") in photoshop and it should help preserve those details.
I'll have to give that a try! Thanks Kieran!
Wow, that looks awesome! Love the texture and the subtle elegance of the model as well. Nice! :D