Texturing aircraft

Im close to done with modeling my first actual attempt at a plane. Right now I’m working on a Mig 29 and an F-16, pictured here is the Mig29. I’ve looked at some tutorials and have had trouble getting textures to work. what is the best way to texture an aircraft?

I also have several lights inside the hangar, is a halo effect a good choice for lighting or is there another way to get a glowing effect?

Here is one method for texturing.

Thx for the link, I’ve followed all of the directions in the tutorial but for some reason the texture is not appearing in the render.

problem solved, TexFace was not selected.