this is the buddha after gold plating. although i've used lower graded gold leaves from thailand, but i still managed to give the buddha a shining ,reflective finishing. if you pay attention at the statue at a nearer distance, you will be able to see a bit of different coloured patches of gold on the statue. that's one of the problem using the lower grade gold leaves.
i've used 7 days to complete this job and charges $1500.00