Whip it! Whip it good! The Balrog - done in a most basic paintjob. The skin is airbrushed Nato Black, no highlighting at all. The underside plus the wings are done in a mix of Tan / Nato Black with a shade of orange. The flames are airbrushed as well. The only parts treated with a paintbrush are its face and the red fiery veins on the back.
This is in fact the metal Balrog, I paid a heavy price for him on ebay. The funny thing happened two weeks after the acquisition - I came across the Battle at Khazad Dum set for a very, very small price - now I have two Balrogs :-(