Grenadier's Corrosion Creeper
I looked and looked for the name of the sculptor for this one. Alas, no dice. This one for me was a commission piece. I was asked to paint him up as a white slug with green poison spittle! I am always happy to breath some new life into some old miniatures.
The paint scheme is comprised of two color gradients mainly.
For the skin, start with a base coat of dark brown. Follow it up with a dry brushing of pure white to establish the gradient. As a general rule shadowed areas should remain brownish to help create a sense of depth.
For all things poisonous I went with a base coat of leaf green. To give it that poisonous and puss-look I added golden blonde to establish this color gradient and as a highlight.
The underside was based brown and then highlighted with a mix of brown and golden blonde.
The eyes are a base coat of golden blonde with a dot of leaf green.
Note how the pure white and leaf green nodules on the back really give this paint scheme some character. I also added some leaf green veins to the floppy spines on its back.
This paint scheme is a prime example of how to paint a quality job without 17 different colors. Try your best to keep your color palette contained. I used a total of 4 colors to paint this miniature. It makes it easier to find 4 colors that will match, than it is to find 17 that match.