Having learnt a lot about all aspects of model ship building from my tug, I decided to build a battleworthy transport as my next ship -- the Golo seemed like a nice size. I'm building to Australian Battle Group rules. I want to get more experience in the 'Quick Fibreglass Hull' method, so I decided to use that again. I'm using West Systems epoxy resin rather than CA -- while I was happy with using CA, I think a longer working time will help me get a neater result. Most builds I read about in this forum seem to be wooden hulls. I've never built one, but the process of cutting the inside and outside profile of each rib, plus notching them accurately, looks pretty time consuming compared to just cutting the outside profile out of 5mm balsa (although I would like something even easier to cut than balsa, which is unnecessarily strong, except along the grain, where it can be too weak). I learnt from my first build that if you are building a hull with sheer, don't try to bend the subdeck and build on top of that -- the bend will be wrong, and so will the relative heights of your ribs. Pretty obvious really This build just has 'legs' on the ribs so that when glued (upside down) to the building board the keel is straight. I didn't give the highest part of the hull (the bow) 'legs' -- so the deck line touches the building board here. That was a mistake -- it made getting the fibreglass cleanly onto the hull very hard. In future I'll make sure that all decks are at least 10mm clear of the building board. The ship is skinned with 0.4mm plywood, and where that isn't flexible enough, 1.2mm balsa. You can see the finished sheeting in the photo below. I have filled some gaps, which was probably a complete waste of effort! The skeg (which is simple in the Golo as it's a twin shaft ship) is 2mm styrene. Here's the ship in its current state: One layer of 6oz (200g) fibreglass on the outside, and another on the inside, marked up for the cutting out of penetrable areas, once my oscillating tool (a Bosch PMF 180E) arrives. Plenty more work to go: - reinforcing the ribs with another layer of fibreglass - fitting the subdeck. The forecastle will just have a deck, as I don't need access under there, the rest will use 2mm styrene with some fibreglass reinforcement, as an experiment. - fitting stuffing tubes. The Golo has quite a large hull extension around its shafts (what's the nautical name for that?) which I may or my not bother modelling. - fitting the rudder - decks -- I'm going to use 3mm Sintra (PVC foam) for decks, other than the fixed 2mm styrene forecastle deck. - superstructure -- 3mm Sintra again. and of course motors -- 28mm brushless, pump -- not sure where I'll get that yet, and other electricals.