Here are examples of a pieces I would like to recreate: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...H=proline+body Made of .030 to .060 polycarbonate/lexan.
Let's say I already have the body and I just want to duplicate it. If I were to lay the inside of the body with fiberglass cloth, vacuum bag it, and remove the fiberglass shell would it be possible to use that fiberglass shell as a male mold for polycarbonate? I understand I might need to lay more layers of fiberglass inside as reinforcement - but the main question is - could fiberglass work as a mold?
If so, how difficult would it to be to get the fiberglass ultra smooth? would gel coating take care of that?
I'm trying to think of inexpensive ways to create a reliable male mold from a female piece that already exists.
Thanks! If anyone has any thoughts suggestions let me know.