As far as the paint scheme goes, that will be a hard sell to get everyone on board with the same color.
My vote would be the USN mid-war...
That Hornet is HOT! One of my fav pics.
But we might have better luck just going with a common insignia...
This is just a quick example, I could upload a high res image we could all use. With a version we all could agree on of course.
I am game for a group scheme though, I will just have to build two.