Not much difference visible in the pictures tonight. I put a bit of highlight on the dark bits of his armor, and shaded the rest. It's pretty much dark against dark, but once I put the highlights on it'll start to show up.
I'm hoping to be done with him by the end of the weekend. If I am, I think that puts me in decent shape as far as finishing on time. I'll still have to keep at it, but I'll just have one major component left to do. That last figure is pretty complicated, though, and will take longer than this guy.