dimanche 16 décembre 2012

DESPICABLE ME: Minion "Bananaaaaaa!!!!!"

Some weeks ago I was searching for a little present for my wife in order to thank her for her patience and support as regards my hobby: modelling. I also wanted this gift to be representative of what I do and something that she could bring at work so that she could think of me while she's watching it. While I was surfing on the net, I saw on Retrokit's website that a new figure was available: a figure representing one of Gru's (Despicable Me) Minion. "Despicable Me" is a 2010 American computer animated 3D comedy film in which the heroe is a wanabe bad ass guy called Gru who's surrounded by "Minions", little yellow evil and not so intelligent characters... 
Here's a link to more info about the movie: Despicable Me movie

Retrokit is a manufacturer who is set in England, the head of Retrokit, Dominique Jadoul, is a really kind Belgian man who left Belgium to live in the UK. Until now they have been producing mainly 1/72 AFV's, airplanes detailing sets and Science fiction figures. One of Dominique's plans is to launch a 1/35 th range dedicated to the Belgian army (WWII and modern models). This year he has already released a model of the Belgian M75 Full Track and a second 1/35th kit will probably be released at the beginning of 2013. Retrokit produces finely moulded and detailed original kits, so if you are interested have a look on their website: Retrokit website

I immediately liked this "Minion" and thought it was a nice gift for my wifey since she's not really fond of the AFV's I usually build... I wonder why... 
I called this one: "Minion Jackson's bananaaaaa!" since I noticed, too late, that the figure only had one glove sculpted while I was painting it.
So for a change, here are some pics of this weird but cute little figure. It's about the height of a 1/35th figure.

Ho... I forgot, here's a video with the story of the bananaaaaaaaa:


7 commentaires:

  1. MDR!!! Excellent! :) Bravo! Tu as dû t'amuser comme un fou! ;)

  2. J'adore !! Et ça change de nos engins guerriers !


  3. Merci pour vos commentaires les gars! En effet ça change de nos engins guerriers ; )
    Le patron de Retrokit m'a dit qu'il y avait encore deux autres modèles de "minions" en préparation... je crois que je vais me lancer dans la collection (un buste du personnage principal est également déjà dispo). Ca donne une bouffée d'air frais entre le montage et la peinture de nos chers tanks. Ca donne aussi une autre vision de notre hobby avec aucune limite du "historiquement correct". Ca défoule et s'est vraiment pas casse-tête!


  4. Réponses
    1. THX Nico! Het was leuk om iets anders dan een tank te verven ; )


  5. Gewoon te gek Thierry,maar schitterend schilderwerk men vriend...

    1. THX Danny! Met dit project heb ik geleerd dat het geel geen gemakkelijke kleur is om te verven... : )