Actually made some progress today on the Exocet. I decided to give up on the tail lights for now and get some painting done. It’s a hammered copper paint so it dries with a texture. I think it’s pretty neat. It will need a second coat to be sure but this gives you a pretty good idea for the color/texture.
I may need to get some help from someone in the Exocet community or call in a favor at work to get the tail lights sorted.