The OPs job looks pretty good, I like the contrast on the different color soldier. The field pattern doesn't really look great, but at least looks well executed.
To the above pictures of the other walkway....who does something like that? I mean I guess I can kind of see your pain when reffering to the amount of cutting you have, but it wouldn't be all that bad if cut in a better way. I certainly would never change pattern like that in the middle of a flowing walkway, spoke or not.