'cause we all know that Kirk will just fiddle a couple of numbers, transmit them over, and your shields will drop anyways. Photons away! [end geekness] Sorry, that's about as much Trek lore as I can muster. The other guys out rank me by a mile. Back to the mod: I think your final finish is going to be the key to whether or not this is going to look good or great. I'm sure there is a ton of viual resources out there for you to refer to. I'm subscribed! Can't wait to see more progress!