I did not want him strictly gold. which gold color would do. So I opted for the "shimmering" paint which essentially means that the pigmnents only show up under certain angles. in this cae gold. For that the base needed to be prepainted and color structures as I wanted.
Also it's worth noting that shimmering pigments show up almost like normal paint on black and dark background. On while or light background it's nearly unseen until it reflects light and the reflected part is the color of the shimmer pigment.
in this case it worked great :)