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: