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Xiao Lu Buys a Fish (Grenadier Vile Villains, Statuesque Pulp Alley Dr. Fang). Pic-heavy.

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This is an excellent brilliant scene!

I love all the aquaria, the skull and background/floor, it really sets the scene!

The minis themselves are painted very well, I love the freehands!

 

I have recently purchased that China Roller as well!

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Wonderful scenery for the figures - really love the freehand and the color choices and usual standout creativity and story

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Tanks, everyone! I'm gratified you like it and inspired by the kind words! 

On 11/14/2019 at 9:48 AM, Inarah said:

Lovely figures all around. Great use of color. 

Many thanks! The color gradient on the wall is about exactly Xiao Lu's coat in reverse, though it's hard to see. 
 

On 11/14/2019 at 1:55 PM, Lostraven said:

Very cool! Love the intricate patterns.

Glad you like them! The koi on Dr. Fang's robe and in the pond were easier than they look; a black silhouette, silver (I used Runefang Steel) just inside, and then random patches of Screaming Bell and Greedy Gold atop the silver.
 

On 11/14/2019 at 3:03 PM, BrokenWolf668 said:

Just excellent, you really captured the feel just right, especially the background.

Thank you! GreenStuffWorld rollers are a fantastic investment for capturing the flavor of a setting. I also need to make more little ornamental ponds.

 

On 11/14/2019 at 10:10 AM, Iridil said:

Wonderful scenery for the figures - really love the freehand and the color choices and usual standout creativity and story

I appreciate it! Spent more time than I care to admit googling fun facts about koi. The writing on Xiao Lu's coat should say "carp," but might mean "fish (carp fish)" instead.

 

On 11/14/2019 at 4:57 AM, Glitterwolf said:

This is an excellent brilliant scene!

I love all the aquaria, the skull and background/floor, it really sets the scene!

The minis themselves are painted very well, I love the freehands!

 

I have recently purchased that China Roller as well!

Delighted! The skull is from a cheap supermarket Halloween piranha skeleton. I've already used it in a game for a zombie Dunkleosteus. 
I've loved aquaria from a very young age, and am frankly surprised I didn't think of repurposing those Chessex boxes earlier. I'm particularly pleased with the coelacanth in a tank.
Looking forward to seeing your China roller in action! 

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