In this article I will describe how I painted Knight Models' Black Orchid.
- Quinacridone magenta - Golden Acrylic
- Artic blue
- Basic flesh
- Golden skin
- Sunset purple
- White sands
Over a white primer I applied a basecoat of quinacridone magenta. Alternative hobby paints are Fuschia (scale colour), magenta (vmc), murderous magenta (P3). I added shading using a mix of magenta and sunset purple then only sunset purple.
The highlighting was done by adding increasing amounts of white to magenta.
The black detailing was basecoated using black. Highlights were added using mixes of black and artic blue.
To paint the skin I first applied a basecoat of basic flesh. Over this I applied several washes of diluted indian shadow. A midtone of golden skin was applied leaving the shading behind in the recesses. The skin was highlighted with a mix of golden skin and white sands.
To paint the eyes I first applied a glaze of indian shadow to the eye socket. The white of the eye was painted with white leaving an outline of indian shadow. The iris was painted using black.
The finished model.