I can already hear the question; Haven't you already painted a Z-95 exactly like this before? And you are indeed correct. I think this is a first for me, a commission to copy the paint job of a ship from my personal collection.
This also marks the first time testing out my new photo lights. While it might not show much on the photos below, the lamps will make it much easier for me to get a consistently neutral light. I've certainly had trouble in the past, sometimes getting weird effects, like ships featuring an almost golden shine, or wildly varying colour temperatures. As for painting this ship I will only refer to the progenitor of the paint scheme, the Dune Rider.