Working with Joe on his Legion of Everblight minis reminded me that I had done something similar with my own starter box a long time ago. I finally found them!!!
You can see that it is somewhat similar to Joe's Fire and Ice concept... with my carapace more of a normal color. I still have not had a chance to paint the little beasties yet. :-)
The big critter is still in the shaded basecoat phase. A long way to go on him yet!
Lots more darks will be added to both the skin and the carapace! Stay tuned!