Both my dad and I had one of these. He painted his white and I painted mine grey. We then hung them from the ceiling using thread so they looked like they were in flight.
I also had a Romulan Bird of Prey just off the bow of this ship too. I always imagined that they were engaged in battle.
Sometimes I miss those days and my old bedroom. And I definitely miss my dad. It was nice building models with him. We had a hobby shop within walking distance of our house and we visited it often.
Those were the days!