One of the HAWKs, Greg, found these sippy cups at Target on clearance. After some repainting, I think they make pretty good shuttle or drop ships. See Chris’ blog (link at the top of the page) for a how-to description.
This is a closer shot of one of the space ships with some Pulp Figures Radon Zombies. In the background you can see a Lost in Space robot I made from beads and Fimo.
When trying to pain metallic colors over plastic, I generally prime the entire model with Krylon Fusion matte black. Then I spray the metallic color over the black. I think you get a smoother finish that way. The metallic colors don’t seem to stick well to the plastic. I painted the fins with a gloss craft paint. I tried gloss red for the nose, but the gloss red I had looked more pink.