Well, while I can't really work on the Gunstar at the moment because I can't take build photos (and who wants a build thread without build photos, right?), I did want to build something. So I was reading Ex Astris Scientia and checking out the Voyager inconsistencies, and all of the sudden it occurred to me that I loved the shape of the Type 9 shuttlecraft from that show. And I knew I had seen a paper model kit of it somewhere. So I looked for the model and, of course, it was one of the models that Paragon designed. Let me say something: I have a love-hate relationship with Paragon's models. I am always impressed with how the look when they're finished; they always turn out so beautifully. But getting there always seems to be a struggle. There are few flaps, few instructions other than pictures of the kit (for the most part)... But it's always worth it in the end. And I think that this model kit is proof of that. This is also a first for me: the entire model is edge-glued. Before now all the models were all or mostly glued together with flaps. But I decided to try edge-gluing the entire thing this time. I wasn't sure how strong edge-gluing was on large joints, like fuselage joints. But after I glued the upper fuselage parts of the shuttle and observed how strong the joint was when it dried fully, I was sold. This is a superior method for making compound curved joints. I also painted a couple of the parts, like the magnetic coils behind the bussard collectors. The parts in the kit have black lines around them, and I worked to get rid of all the black lines in the kit by trimming them off. There was no way around these, though. So I built them from blank card and painted them yellow. Hope you like it!