Good progress Kendal, glad the glassing went well. Dont forget that if you used polyester resin you wont be able to use epoxy on top of it, use polyester through-out. I`m a bit stuck for parts waiting on mail order stuff to arrive. All the cosmetics are about done, any more detailing and she will be top-heavy ! Mulling over geared or not geared. Got a 540 motor and mount out of something but cant remember where or what it was from, just stuck it away in case it came in handy ! Are you going to fix the deck down permanently ? I`m also thinking about keeping it removable so that I can change the top-sides to another style, maybe even another Mac Line boat. Scale I`d say anything about 1/24th or 1/32 would be about right but an aircraft carrier might be slightly different ! I do hope they evolve into semi-scale, slightly light-hearted interpretations of real craft. Are you putting the strip out from the keel to the rudder ?