gold leaf Bronze Ksitigarbha Buddha
This 1.8m hgigh Bronze Buddha statue is another Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva that made of Bronze casting and surface with gold leaf finish. In addiiton, it is placed on a 2.1-meter-hig marble plinch, and enshrined in the Open Praying Area of Pu Tong Columbarium for workshippers to worship.
The fabrication flow of such a gilded Bronze Buddha is almost same as traditional lost-wax casting.
An accurate design is prior to 1:1 3D printing, and followed by silicon model duplication, wax model, sand shell, demoulding, welding&surface treatment, and then surface finish. As for gold leaf surface, a primer is sprayed first, and then pave with gold foil. That's the general process.