True Grit (2010) – Rooster Cogburn (Mo’vember Challenge)

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.



32 thoughts on “True Grit (2010) – Rooster Cogburn (Mo’vember Challenge)

  1. Lovely work mate, and a smashing fig too, I have to admit to never seeing the Jeff Bridges version but the John Wayne one is a total classic!!

    Oh and by the way this would qualify for Mo’vember (just saying πŸ˜‰).

    Cheers Roger

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  2. Very nice work on this mini and The Dude abides (in other words, Jeff Bridges likes this mini too if you haven’t seen The Big Lebowski)! I haven’t seen the new version of True Grit but I have seen the older one with John Wayne. I think that is one of his better movies to be sure. Always great to see you painting up some cowboys, mate! πŸ˜€

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      1. This is a good reminder that I need to see the Jeff Bridges version. I’m positive that he was named after me many years before I was born and I think he is one of the greatest actors of his generation as well.

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  3. Nice figure mate, like most of the lads I have only seen the original and I’m sure I wont see the new one as I am hopeless with movies now days, no time! I don’t watch TV gave that up seven years ago!
    Someone said to the wife and I that we must see something on the set but after half an hour and the time to see it ran out we gave up trying to work out how to turn it on!! Wankers or what!!!

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