Rómulo has started with the gilding. The bars of the helmet, the edge and the string of the helmet and the buttons of the heraldic roses are gilded with 23,75 carat double gold. The helmet itself is painted silver. On the photos most places where gold should come are still yellow; that's the base coat for gilding. This is then followed by the second component (activator) and finally the gold leaf. This process is suitable for outdoor, weather proof and with lasting gloss.
I'm very curious how the weapon will look like when it is completely polychromed, it is in fact a bit new to me too. Most of the sculpture that I supply remains the natural colour. But given Rómulo's great skill and knowledge I'm fully concvinced that it is going to be very attractive!