I did say this was going to be a slow build, didn't quite realise how slow.
glassed plug has now been mounted to a piece of chipboard and hotcoated. Hotcoat is in poly, lam wasn't particularly good as I was using a tiny amount of left over epoxy, must have been a couple of gaps in the weave as this happened...
Silly mistake, but nothing abit of filler didn't sort out.
Final hotcoat on (I hope), once sanded will skim with filler and then possibly gloss coat to polish......then I just have to make the spoon!