Done some more work on the canal board. Spent a while sorting out the various boxes and crates and so on, they’re now ready to be sprayed if the weather holds.
Not sure where I saw this tip, but I tried wood stain on my balsa wood and it seems to work really well. I’ve done the barge as you can see. If then had a light drybrush of bleached bone. The cabin needs the edges touching up (stain won’t work if there’s superglue present!), and then the tin roofs need washes.
But yeah, happy with that effect. Looks almost like wood. Stain gave me a headache though, worth doing outdoors I guess.