Since the Star Trek Communicator was the inspiration for todays flip phones, why not make your phone look more like the original. I did and here's how.
Step 1: Getting started
Here's the materials you'll need, it's a pretty short list;
1) A 2 piece plastic skin or shell for the model of phone that you have (unless you choose to case mod the actual phone), mine ran me ~$10.00
2) Spray Paint - (1) can of flat black and (1) can of gold
3) Steel wool or fine (600) grit sandpaper
4) a 3/32" drill bit*
5) 3/8" power drill*
*Optional, only needed if you intend to drill the flip cover shell for that added touch.