as posted to rec.models.scale by Rick Sternbach, Star Trek Senior Illustrator
Note: In Rick's original posting, he described the FS color code gloss/matte numbering system and just listed the last four digits of the FS colors, noting that matte colors should be used. I've added the '3' prefix to all FS colors in his listing.
The following FS numbers are taken from the Floquil Military Color reference Guide, June 1995. In some cases the guide does not cover more generic model paint colors, and the modeler is urged to search and experiment.
If the modeler follows these numbers, the result will be a very acceptable replica of the starship Voyager. It is well known that the video image on one's home television screen is absolutely no gauge for recreating the look of the 5 foot shooting miniature or CGI model. The actual colors of the model are sometimes "tweaked" in the transfer from film to tape, so the "real" colors of the ship are an approximation at best.
OVERALL HULL: (35526 Deckhouse Blue)
Various areas of the hull are a slightly darker shade of this color; mix to taste.
PHASER STRIPS: (36357 Concrete) or (36165 Ger. Lt. Gray)
SMALL SENSOR PLATFORMS (U/L): (35630 I.J.A. Gray)
RCS THRUSTERS: (32473 SP Daylight Orange), (37030 NATO Tricolor Brown), (30115 Orange
Use Orange Ochre overall, outline entire quad and thruster nozzles in Daylight Orange, and fill nozzle interiors with NATO brown.
CENTRAL DEFLECTOR DISH & AUXILIARY DEFLECTOR: (32473 SP Daylight Orange) (30115
Use Orange Ochre overall, outline antenna components in Daylight Orange. Slightly darker shades are used to fill some antenna panels.
SENSOR STRIPS & LARGE INSETS: (35189 USN Blue Gray)
Accent individual sensor instruments with copper and dk. gloss blue.
LIFEBOAT HATCHES: (33613 Panzer Int. Buff) or (37778 French White)
BRIDGE MODULE TOP PLATES: (33531 Israel Tan)
IMPULSE ENGINE EXHAUST VENTS: (36357 Concrete)
Cut this with a little white to match value of hull color.
WINDOWS: Lit: 37778 French White/gloss; unlit: 36152 Panzer Dk.Gray/gloss)
WARP NACELLE COILS (LONG):
Copper metallic (This is to represent the engines off.); Lt. Ultramarine Blue (This is to represent the engines on.)
BUSSARD COLLECTOR COILS (SHORT): (33434 UP Armour Yellow)
BUSSARD COLLECTOR INTAKES: Watermelon Pink