As far as I am aware, the process is intended to be
1 Faction owns a DC (e.g Ship DC)
2 Faction leader pays CP to submit a "NEW" Custom image to be owned by Faction DC and selected dropdowns for the the Ship DC they own.
3 It gets approved, and thereby becomes the DC image whenever it is assigned for production.
- Specifically, you should see it when you click "Change Image" on the add-to-production-queue screen, and see both the new "Custom" Image, and the Default DB image to choose instead.
As far as I know, the process of adding that Faction DC image adds a "custom" image just to that owned DC. It would not, for example, permit any given production faction to upload a custom Battle Armour DC (which only Govs get) and produce custom Battle Armours. A Gov would have to submit/apply the custom image to their DC, and then assign that DC for production.
Dev has some issues with the Custom request process and DB images right now, so it's not something I can test to flesh out or confirm a bug report.
Charlena: Please document whatever you can test regarding this. Whatever appears broken or 'lacking' as a feature can be submitted into a Bug Report (Search first, cause it sounds familiar), and/or a Suggestion. As far as Suggestions go, It'd probably be nice to have the ability for the Faction Leader to spend CPs to change
the Faction DC custom image, instead of having to re-upload & get approved a new one each time. I do not think the Datacard objects are set up to accept multiple custom images, so best you can probably get is the ability to change the Datacard's image (and therefore all the entities produced therefrom afterwards). That might involve Suggesting that the dropdown for Entity Type include "Faction DC" and select the ID (ID is viewable from the Datacard Details page under Faction Inventory sidebar. http://www.swcombine.com/members/datacards/index.php/index/details?datacard=14:DCIDGOESHERE