I have made wooden car models (5 Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild entries in the early 60s) and got killer paint jobs pretty much like I do with steel cars. First seal the wood with a coat of white shellac. This is alcohol bases and will dry very quickly. Once dry, it will have raised the grain slightly so polish it off with some 320 paper. Now hit it with a couple coats of filler primer, sand it to perfection then finish it like you would steel. Etching primer should work on copper. Etching over-spray on wood will be no problem.