One has to wonder what happened to him, though: before the debut of LEGO Pirates, all the minifigs had clean, happy smileyfaces.
But for some reason, LEGO found it necessary to chop off Knoest's leg and hand, gouge out his eye, and give him a messy red beard...
And they wonder why he became a pirate...
Great work with this guy! He's really looking like the real deal! Technically, his epaulettes ought to match his peg-leg (they were the same color really, even if there was sometimes a slight discoloration). But that's just me nitpicking.
But of course LEGO still wanted kids to know that even though they pirates, they were happy pirates I guess. ;o)
You're right about the colours: I was experimenting with the colours (because what you see on screen is not the same colour as on the paper...)
In the final version, the epaulettes and the peg leg will be the same brown colour, and the arms and legs will be as black as the shirt (I made them a little lighter now so I could see the lines in SketchUp ;o)