I can't fault the design of the ship, its beautiful, both the original concept art and the built model - but this kind of touches on the wider issues of decals as options.
@JamjamzCan the decals be made separate to the skins (of all ships really). So that they can more closely function like the "patterns", particularly when it comes to interchangeable parts. It would be particularly good if the player character creator/tailor functionality for how tattoos and scars can be scaled and orientated around the head could be brought to the decals. This would enable players to position them where they think it best, potentially saving dev time, and also getting around issues caused by interchangeable parts and stripes not lining up etc.