texturing problem - noob problem

Hi guys, this is probably going to be the noob question/ problem of the week-

I have a problem with texturing. I go into UV face select, split the screen and change the second window into UV image editor. I then choose a cell of the spaceship I’m making and use UV image editor to add colour for that cell. But when I add the coloured cell, it’s displayed inside the object! How do I rotate the coloured cell to display it on top of the craft?

anyone else with this problem go to : http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?p=747486&posted=1#post747486