Big Bad Al or Heap Good Al? You decide.

Howdy! The Fabulous Flying Gruber Brothers needed a leader of their Gang, so they kept it in the family.

Meet Al – some say Big Bad Al, some say Heap Good Al.

Some say that he is the Father of the Gruber boys, others that he is their Cousin, Uncle or Older Brother. Some wisely choose not to say anything.

Some say that Al may in fact be Twins, just never seen together in the same place.

Those that have opinions on the matter and keep their mouths closed generally live longer lives out on these Wilde frontiers and borders and may even get to die in bed of old age.

In the wilds of the Wyrd Wilde West, anything could be a fact or true.

Timpo Bank and Timpo unpainted cowboy reunited … love those bright Timpo colours.

Big Bad Al or Heap Good Al? It depends who’s asking and who’s paying.

Whether they are protecting the Bank with their firepower or relieving it of some of that tiresome shiny metal, it’s a matter of opinion – it all depends on who is asking and who is paying (usually the most but they like to pick and choose their work).

The Gruber Family Door Knocker …

The Fabulous Flying Gruber Brothers Abe, Zeke and Frank can be seen here in their repaired state:

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/25/the-fabulous-flying-gruber-boys-are-back-in-town/

The Armies in Plastic figures Rogers Ranger’s kindly gifted to me by Alan Tradgardland Gruber are seen here after unpacking. They are now painted or repainted, gloss varnished and awaiting final shiny metal work before they set off to explore my mighty fine Bold Frontiers forest trees.

A wider, more historically accurate and more diverse range of cowboys can be seen here from my blog post in 2019: https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/black-cowboys-time-tunnels-earworms-and-the-old-town-road/

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 29/30 July 2020.

3 thoughts on “Big Bad Al or Heap Good Al? You decide.”

  1. The Timpo Bank is wonderful – I had a bright yellow Timpo building like that – I think it was the Sheriff’s Office.

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    1. They are / were great. I think we had that one once and the Gaol.
      They sell for quite a lot of money now online but damaged or incomplete ones go for less, so this bank has no back door etc. Easily repaired. I also have a Timpo Stable Barn in “kit form” so I can put it back together but will also trace the outline dimensions to make another one or two more in card possibly.

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  2. The Grubers look even greater with such a backdrop in the form of the building. I look forward to to seeing it and them in a game soon.

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