Hard to see with the background clutter, but here's a shot showing the relative scales of these ships.
Frigate far left was done months ago, a little smaller than a matchbox car.
Cruiser center was finished last night.
Battleship (right) is bigger than my cell phone. She was basecoated and given a quick fade months ago, and a thinned coat of reaper black wash was put on tonight to help with panel lines (in this shot the wash was still wet, it'll dull a bit as it dries).
Tomorrow the fun will start. General plan for the capships:
I'll need to adjust the colors on the engine nacelles a bit with the airbrush (blue ink); I want the stripes to have a darker background to pop against.
Figure out what accent panels should be orange or white, paint accordingly; this will probably be minimal.
Paint and wash the engines.
Basecoat the gun barrels and other doodads
Dry brush silver all over
Pick out silver bits (launchers, engines)
Final weathering and shadowing pass
Sounds like a lot, but for a set of 3 ships it's really not that scary. Two of the hulls are almost identical, and the third is actually a Battlecruiser, sized in between the Cruiser and Battleship and a lot simpler in geometry.