Interestingly, as I was working on them I went with a more green and a red, and by chance accidentally screwed with the hue/saturation. The Teal/Orange combination seemed to work better, and I liked the similarities between the coloring of the Vagyr ships in relation to the Cantharan ships.
Ah, Ares. Loved the game. I could listen to the music for hours. I used to modify the levels using Hera so I could play with the different ships available for fun. Nice interpretion of the schooner, I always liked the huge vertical wings this one and the heavy cruiser had.
Oh yes, the Cantharan Schooner. Annoying and fast, it picked away at your shields like nothing else. This interpretation of it is fantastic and amazingly detailed. It's also interesting how barely any one realises what game this ship is from.
Ares really was so underrated, but was such a large part of my childhood.