MU 110: Indaco Models, The Landgravine & The Flower Girl, 75mm

by Roman aka jar

Ciao Jungle,

time for another review on miniatures.

Review Time #110,

This time we take a closer look on a small miniature company, based in Italy:

INDACO MODELS



This small company is run by Lorenzo Sasso and it is all about passion, obsession, dreams and storytelling. The things miniature dreams are made of.

In this review we will have a closer look on
The Landgravine & The Flower Girl in 75mm

First of all let me say I love their artwork and characters. They are unique, beautiful and at the same time grimdark. Really interesting. Two boxes to unpack:







Let's start with the Flower Girl.
A really beautiful, but at the same time disturbing sculpt and character:




Unpacking this model you will find it well protected and organised:



The card showing the artwork and her story on the backside:



The miniature itself is cast in blue resin. Unusual, and reminds a bit of the blue plastic Games Workshop uses. Well, it does not matter as it will be painted anyways. The Flowergirl arrives in twelve parts including a base.



The quality of the cast is truely perfect - every detail is sharp and crisp:



Her face is truely disturbing:



I basicly found no mould lines to remove on the parts.



The fitting quality is ace on the big parts, like with joints. It fits so smoothly and great. On some smaller parts like the animal's tail it is a bit smaller and more of a glueing it in place thing. All the main parts fit amazingly well.


The Landgravine



Unpacking the Landgravine you have the same quality as with the Flower girl. Well organised, well protected. The only thing I felt a little weird of is the artwork showing her standing, while the model itself is lying down.




This is not a big deal, but somehow confusing.




The Landgravine arrives in eleven parts. Five parts make the bed.


Again, the quality of the cast is beautiful. Nothing to complain here.



The fitting is so natural and well thought that you just need a tiny drop of glue for all surfaces or joints:



The level of detail feels just about right and her character with four arms is something beautifully weird.

Overall, I can say that this is a high quality product and if you like these characters I can only recommend to check out

Indaco Models

You can follow Indaco Models via Instagram to see their news:
https://www.instagram.com/indacomodels

You can also get yours from Mr Lee's Minis:
https://www.mrleesminis.com/home


I hope you enjoyed this review.

Keep on happy painting!
Roman



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Review: Private Coaching with Emanuele & Gabriele

by Roman aka jar

 

Good Morning Jungle,

time for another Private Coaching Review. This time I had a visit from two brothers, one coming from Italy and the other one from Denmark. Thanks, Gabriele and Emanuele for coming to Augsburg for your private coaching session.

Both arrived with the same topic:
Growing more skills in miniature painting. I decided to teach them both my atmospheric wisdom and happy painting workflow approach. Basicly speaking, my Advanced Workshop, but more individual designed and prepared for them.

During the coaching Gabriele painted his fifth miniature ever and Emanuele came back to painting after 15 years without.

I was amazed by their results.



On day one we had a lot of theory and lessons that build up all the knowledge. Combined with color training I was guiding them to be able to plan their vision and paint the basic plan on day one.












This is what Gabriele and Emanule said
about their two day private coaching:


"Amazing painter, outstanding coach, wonderful teacher and sweet person. We couldn’t ask for more and would have loved to spend more time with Roman. Two days flew between lessoms, painting and laughters. Lots of fun, lots of leaning.


We had an issue during our travel to Augsburg and Roman adapted the schedule to our needs and made us feel home. Helped us relax and think positively, and fed a lot of optimism that made the whole situation way less stressful.


We just started our painting journey and we were amazed by how much did we accomplish in just a few hours of painting. The focus has always been on understanding the why behind the choices, to give us the ability to face any painting challenge by ourselves and adapt quickly.


Trust the processes, trust the person and you will be greatly satisfied.


We are looking forward to meet Roman again, for a workshop or just a friendly evening at a pub.


Oh, and we did discover the true identity of the real world Batman, but we can’t tell anyone… ;)"


- Gab & Manu









Their results made me a very proud teacher:





































Thank you, Emanuele and Gabriele!
Thank you for your will to learn from me and travelling down to my studio!


Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes,
Roman

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Fully booked with Private Coaching lessons until 2023. Unfortanetely I can not plan new dates yet, as I plan to see group workshops return in full force in 2023. More plans will be available in late autumn 2022. Until then: If you are interested in updates on workshop news, sign up for my newsletter:
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Review: Private Coaching with Christian

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle!

Some weeks back I was teaching Christian for a two day private coaching to help him on his painting journey. After Christian wrote me what he wants to learn in these two days I decided to tackle "atmospheric painting" and a "happy painting flow" mainly with Christian.




We both were amazed by the outcome after two days.
Imagine, we started painting on the miniature in late afternoon on the first day. Before we had tons of theory lessons about light, shadow, advanced color mixing and understanding what atmosphere means and how you can include this in a healthy painting flow/process.



This is what Christian said about these two days:

"You picked me up at the door I've been waiting in front of for quite a while in my hobby journey and accompanied me through it. Your availability at all times, the challenging work suggestions and also the exercises in front have encouraged me to really do my best and to work in a concentrated manner.

Every time the pressure increased for me to go faster, you calmed my painting flow and made sure that I first think about the next steps.
I will have to do the latter for quite a while now via private coaching. In my head there is already no way back through the door, the world and the perception of its atmosphere has changed fundamentally for me thanks to you.
Not to mention my motivation and inspiration to paint miniatures: it's going through the roof like our coffee consumption in the two days :)"

- Christian




In german:

 "Du hast mich an der Tür abgeholt, vor der ich jetzt schon eine ganze Zeit in meiner Hobbyreise gewartet habe und mich hindurch begleitet. Deine allzeitige Verfügbarkeit, die fordernden Arbeitsvorschläge und auch die Übungen vorneweg haben mich angespornt wirklich mein Bestes zu geben und konzentriert zu arbeiten. Jedes Mal wenn für mich der Druck stieg schneller zu werden, hast du wieder Ruhe in meinen Malfluss gebracht und dafür gesorgt, dass ich erst mal über die nächste Schritte nachdenke. 

Letzteres werde ich jetzt noch eine ganze Weile über das Private Coaching müssen. In meinem Kopf gibt es jetzt schon keinen Weg mehr zurück durch die Tür, die Welt und die Wahrnehmung ihrer Atmosphäre hat sich für mich dank dir grundlegend verändert. 
Ganz zu Schweigen von meiner Motivation und Inspiration Miniaturen zu bemalen: die geht jetzt wie unser Kaffeekonsum in den zwei Tagen steil durch die Decke:)"

- Christian











Thank you, Christian!
Thank you for your will to learn from me and coming down to south Bavaria!


Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes,
Roman


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Fully booked with Private Coaching lessons until 2023. Unfortanetely I can not plan new dates yet, as I plan to see group workshops return in full force in 2023. More plans will be available in late autumn 2022. Until then: If you are interested in updates on workshop news, sign up for my newsletter:
Roman Lappat - Workshop Newsletter