The original film “True Grit” was released in 1969 and starred iconic Western movie actor John Wayne who played the lead character Deputy US Marshall Rooster Cogburn alongside Glen Campbell. The roll won him his only Oscar. In 2010 Holywood made a remake of the film starring Jeff Bridges in the lead roll alongside Matt Damon.
Knuckleduster Miniatures produce the most outstanding western figures, a great many of which are based either on real life characters or characters from western films. They have created the figure of Rooster Cogburn from both movies and the one I have here is the Jeff Bridges version.
It’s a lovely little sculpt in my opinion and one I enjoyed painting. Nothing to add in terms of the paint job, just a simple affair using acrylics and trying to be true to the correct colour scheme. As to the two films I like them both. However, if I had to choose I guess I’d come down in favour of the original. The moment when John Wayne rides off at full speed, reins in his mouth with a gun in one hand and a Winchester rifle in the other is cinema Gold.
“Fill your hands you son of a bitch!”.
Images of Jeff Bridges’ as Rooster Cogburn below.