I'm painting a Federation fleet in miniature so Steve and I can try out the campaign mode of A Call to Arms: Starfleet. I've been using the opportunity to try out different paint schemes. This means that my ships won't be uniform in colour, but I may, at some point, stumble upon a colour scheme that resembles that actually seen on Star Trek. I think this is the closest I've come yet. I think the navigational deflector (the copper disc on the front of the secondary hull) came out particularly nicely.
I was going for a battleship grey, but this is a bit silvery. However, the good news is that some of the model's fine details are still visible. The bad news is I still haven't mastered the art of evenly applying the paint, or even colouring by the numbers, as it were; there are still some grey spots that should be red, and vice versa.
Steve put me in touch with someone that makes custom decals for these models, so sometime in the next few days I'm going to place an order. Assuming my fingers are steady enough to apply them, the decals should add some much-needed details to my ships.