Thanks for answering all my questions succinctly as always, Jeffrey! 😀 The inventory tweak and the console command is so useful. I mistakenly gave the wrong officer a good weapon so I really wanted to take it back. Thanks for making it a reality!
Ahh, that explains it. If I may, the thought came across my mind and I would like to suggest something regarding the possible interface design of the repaint feature: how about using the default inventory/shop interface, with the paint schemes being described by just simple, vague-ish text (e.g. Black Hull and White Stripes, Brown Hull with Yellow Trim)? The process of turning ship paint schemes into equippable items for the 200 ships will still be difficult, I imagine. But at least it solves the problem of having to create a new interface and taking pictures of all 791 (!!!) ships.