I am not sure about the red on the fingers mate. It works well on the bolter due to the fact that it is a totally separate piece on the Marine. It is obviously not part of his body, and there for the sharp contrasting color does a great job of drawing the eye and breaking up the focus. On the fingers of the dread however, they are part of the same structure and as such I think that painting them red might be to garish and distracting. I think that you might be better off using the lighter grey/blue that you used on the Marine's facemask to break up the overall dark tone of the piece. It will provide the contrast that you desire while still keeping with the overall color pallet.
The other thing that I wanted to mention is that the blue on the dread is not quite as bright in tone as the blue on the marine. In the case of the dread you are not getting the contrast between the two halves that you do on the marine model, and in that case I think that the contrast between the lighter blue and the black is what makes the color scheme so striking. On the dread both halves of the scheme are very dark and as such you are losing some of the distinction that makes the scheme work so well on the Marine.
Just my two cents.
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Last edited by Midge913; 08-14-11 at 05:27 AM.