So I think this will do. I have some other ideas for color schemes that I might test out when I have time. For exanple , I'm thinking of doing a model with mostly black armor, but using silver to do edge highlights. Then the right arm and part of the chest would be a bright red. Skin would be very light alabaster with blue-ish hair. Energy glows also blue - like on the weapons and eyes of helmeted warriors. Gold spots here and there. But for now I think this color achieved what I'm looking for.