Art © Taral Wayne. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Note by Leem:
The conventional method of electroplating would involve being coated with a conductive paste then immersed in an electrolytic solution and having an electric current passed through your body, probably for several hours or even days while a layer of metal slowly built up on you. However, according to Taral:
The fantasy device used to metalize this kitty is the “laser plater”. Half-based in fact, it supposedly uses a rapidly scanning light beam to propel atoms of metal to a target surface, billions a microsecond, creating a .5 mm rigid covering.
Still, like Hot Casting, I’d imagine this could be a rather uncomfortable experience!