This is what I'm going with, the red just didn't work out.
Vastly improved... but if it were me, I'd even go more subtle for the "highlight plates." Maybe make a 50/50 intermediate tone between what you used and your "base hull color."
You can make a few highlights in "reddish" but I'd go more along the lines of "deep blood" or "rust" and I'd only make them very subtle details... warning marking stripes, junction boxes, etc.
But, it's your baby. Just giving my 2cents...