Gilding weapon Duit Genius 1

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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!

Gilding weapon Duit Genius 2

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2 responses to “Gilding

  1. GKSS wrote:

    Well Koen, you do for each other not covered, Rómulo and you!!! Of course I knew you both that present a high degree of craftsmanship, but let me surprise you by work. I wonder how soon it looks like it's ready!
    Greetings from Padma

  2. VPA Consulting Training Coaching wrote:

    True loves, talents, passion, top craftsmanship and friendship come together, join forces and beauty bestowed.

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