I threatened to raise it from the ashes of a fried hard-drive, and so I have! It's early days yet, but I have begun work on the underpinnings and the main trench around the edge of the ship. I have drawn on lessons learnt from the first try, and have gone for a new approach to designing the core. Basically, I am building up a thin central core with the trench around it. This is covered above and below with a thin sheet which forms the adge of hte trench and boxes in the support strips inside. Then I can build up frames above and below to make the true hull shape. The next task is to make up some layered details for the trench areas and get some unfolding and test building done. The greebling for the trench is planned in a pretty free-form way. There will be a block of textured area on the kit which can be cut into small strips and squares by the builder, and pretty much glued wherever they want in whatever patterns they want. The basic under-structure will be textured for those who do not want such adetailed build. For those who do...laminate the page onto 1mm thick card, and cut and glue as much as you want. If you want more detail, print an extra page and do more! If you want more 'sticky out bits' fold it double and glue edge on etc. I could spend weeks designing a pattern of greebles and forcing people to follow it ... but why bother! This way, people can do as much or as little as they want and make it look how they think it should go. Good idea ? Anyway....enough for now. Got work to do!