Things have been going well so far and I have been enjoying the build/paint however I would like to achieve a wood grain effect around the cockpit area. I have been thinking of a couple of ways to achieve this, one involving painting the desired area a light color of brown then giving it a wash of a darker brown and perhaps using a coloring in pencil to draw on a grain. This is just a thought though. :thinking: I was wondering if anybody might know tried and tested way of achieving convincing wood grain effect? I have never had to paint a wood effect on a figure! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated; I feel the model has come to a bit of a halt at the moment.