D&D Monster Manual 47: The Legend of Drizzt – Hypnotic Spirits

D&D Monsters, The Legend of Drizzt - Hypnotic Spirits

Another trio of D&D Trash Models today from the boardgame, The Legend of Drizzt. The coloured plastic is a quite nice little thing if you’re not planning to paint your figures, but once again the attempt to turn out something that retaained the semi-translucent qualities of the plastic didn’t work out all that well. In the past, I’ve tried washes, and this time I experimented with Contrast Paints. They’ve turned out ok, but not exactly amazeballs. Could I have done a better job on these if I’d painted them using traditional means? Sure. But as with msot of these board game models I want to get them out quick and easy, and if I’m going to spend a bit of extra time making undead look good, I have plenty of Nighthaunt models sitting around unpainted that much more deserve the time.

Still, when we get to the Drizzt game shortly, I’m sure these will look absolutely fine on the table, and that’s the key thing for this model trio!

10 thoughts on “D&D Monster Manual 47: The Legend of Drizzt – Hypnotic Spirits

  1. For throw away models as you call them, they look good.
    I find with translucent models, painting the wash into the recess gives a better result, as it doesn’t effect the areas you don’t want the shade, also glazes can be a good highlight medium, especially a white glaze made from artist ink

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    • Yeah, the contrasts (especially since I used medium) pretty much did that with these – they’ve retained their translucency, which you’d be able to see if I were to backlight them. It probably looks like the bodies are a solid colour here 🙂
      The contrast gives a very slight tint as I primed them with clear satin before starting, so the paints (contrast or otherwise) then have something to grab onto. I also used Contrast Apothecary White to do the hair with a slight light grey tint.
      The blue translucent PVC these are made from doesn’t do painting (or even tinting) them any favours, though! The Nolzurs are much easier to work with due to being untinted transparents.

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