Here is the figure all done. I've left the jacket, belt & boots in their original shiny state but matted down the trousers, shirt and head. The cane which was a piece of brass rod had a coat of mr surfacer added then it was painted a sand colour followed by oils. This was then almost brushed off to give a very realistic cane colour.
Very pleased with the final result, he should look good once next to the tank on the base. Talking of which it's now time for washes, filters and filth on the tank!