Golden Blade of the Rebel Alliance:
Inspired by PC Game X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, repainted to gold squadron colors.
Emperor's Sword of the Galactic Empire:
Inspired by the SW TCG, (canonized from ROTJ). Space blue scheme with jet black paneling, instead of prepaint light grey scheme with very dark grey paneling.
I always told myself I was going to get into this game I'd have to put my own flavor into my fleets. Stock ships simply won't do! Not that there's anything wrong with X-Wing prepaints, they're quite excellent.
Lists I've been running them as:
4x Green Squadron Pilots w/ Push the Limit & Stealth Device
7x Academy Pilots, Backstabber
More to come.... still working on a Flesh Eaters 40K army.