Oh man, I didn’t even notice what you were talking about untilThe hands I ended up using were so ugly painted all red, that I didn't even include them in the 4 choices of the OP. I was ready to pitch them into the scrap hands bin . Then this morning, I figured I could turn them into an experiment/exercise before pitching them. Let's find out, I said to myself, how hard would it be to scrape the red paint off the hands but leave it in the hollows. How good would it look? So I honed the scalpel, and it turned out that it was easier than I thought it would be. I managed not to scratch up the original golden finish too much, so a light polish shined the hands up better than new. I was not expecting that at all, but I'll take the results from a successful exercise and run with it if it's the best option.