Here is a more close-up view taken later, after the hull has been planked on the sides,

and the hull after-body has been completely covered and glassed. The fore-body is still

accessible for installing landing gear and aileron linkages, but it has been strengthened

by the addition of the keel, battens and chines. Bill is using Hoop pine for construction,

since it is easily obtained locally in Australia, and it is reasonably light and strong.