Looking for Input / Tips (WWII Pose)

So I threw this one together to try and figure out what some of you guys like to do when you go about adding lighting, shadows and other things of that nature to your photos.

Like rather than using the Burn, Dodge, and Sponge tool for everything. What other options might be available?

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6346/returnllighting.jpg

Original -
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9287/dodflash0006.th.jpg

I’d really appreciate some tips too, if that’s not too much to ask.

and please feel free to take the original and add your own lighting effects just to show me how its done, hahaha.

That thing in his hand – Everything is dirtyish except that :I