I've decided the nicks and scratches are
overdone and will be toning them down a bit. The "weathering" I plan to add will be a combination of interstellar dust, maneuvering thruster exhaust, and actual weather effects from the time this ship has spent on planetary surfaces, i.e. rain streaks, dirt encrustation, some slight corrosion. Not like it's been sitting in a desert bone yard for 20 years or anything like that, but some hints of ground time here and there.
Bearing in mind, of course, that I'm not actually texturing this model. Dennis
and others will be doing that part. I'm just providing some visual guidelines for what I had in mind.