Did some practice, testing, experimenting with reworking the skeleton of the model. You can see the difference in these two screenshots. The right hand has all the work on it. The left hand still looks like poo poo.
Worked on the “grip” part today. I’m not very good at creating textures from scratch, so why should I? I’m a modder! So I took a few base textures, photoshopped them, and edit it till it looks awesome! Used a lot of photoshop techniques for this guy.