Yeah, yeah, another fiberglass help thread. I have read the majority (if not all) of the fiberglass info threads here, but I don't recall seeing answers to some questions I have.
Alright, so first, the moulding. I have an 8 lb bucket of plaster of paris. How much detail can plaster get? I'm going to be casting a homemade Fett helmet using MLC's build-up method if that helps. Also, any suggestions on the wall I have to make around it to have a 2-piece mould? I've read the Studio Creations tutorial about using the clay wall, but that was used on a clay sculpture. Mine will be foam board, cardstock, and bondo.
Now the fiberglassing. The usual order is to brush a few layers of fiberglass resin, lay in the matte, and brush a few more layers of resin in, right? I would be using gelcoat, but layering on a few layers of primer instead of finding and buying gelcoat is a little easier for me. Also, do I just cut a big piece of matte and press it into the mould into all the details, or cut pieces and lay it in?
I think that's about all I need to know. Sorry if I'm just being repetative. I'll figure out the rest when I actually do it.