D&D ̶M̶o̶n̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ Hero Manual 82: The Legend of Drizzt – Drizzt Do’Urden, Drow Ranger & Guenhwyvar the Panther

D&D Heroes: The Legend of Drizzt - Drizzt Do'Urden, Drow Ranger & Guenhwyvar the Panther Miniature

The last, final model from The Legend of Drizzt Dungeons and Dragons Adventure Boardgame is complete! The title character, Drizzt himself. I also revisited his animal compantion/familiar, Guenhwyvar the Panther as well. Despite having previously finished Guenhwyvar in the past, I went back and rebased the model as well as added some new layers of highlighting to the black fur – this way Guenhwyvar’s model fits in properly alongside Drizzt and the other Companions of the Hall’s models.

How to paint Drizzt, though? In a lot of art depictions of the character, his (presumably leather) armour is brown, but it looked – in a word – poopy to me. So other options, then. In the artwork for the game box, it looks pretty dark and not especially brown.

I looked around and found an action figure by Hasbro of Drizzt where he’s depicted wearing a kind of dark sea green/turquoise armour. With that, we had a winnar! While Drizzt’s skin is listed as jet black in some descriptions and dark blue in others, I’m not super happy with how the dark blue skin on Yvonnel Baenre came out in my recent model, especially compared to the desaturated lighter blues of my other Drow, so Drizzt got the lighter skin tone instead. It happened to be pretty close to the Hasbro figure as well, so maybe Drizzt’s skin has been retconned in the official media as well? Dunno. Also, don’t really care as I’m not invested hugely in these characters beyond this series of board games…

D&D Heroes: The Legend of Drizzt - Drizzt Do'Urden, Drow Ranger & Guenhwyvar the Panther

I kept the green cloak because ranger, though went with a deep red-brown inside of the cloak, both for visual interest as well as a rationale that it could be reversable depending on the seasonal environment.

Dungeons and Dragons D&D Adventure Boardgame: The Legend of Drizzt

A miniatures board game fully painted before we even completed playing the thing! We even got to play through a couple of scenarios earlier today. As you can see, we’re still using a proxy for Cattie-Brie because the actual model is so awful, and Artemis could probably do with a decent replacement as well…

12 thoughts on “D&D ̶M̶o̶n̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ Hero Manual 82: The Legend of Drizzt – Drizzt Do’Urden, Drow Ranger & Guenhwyvar the Panther

  1. Congrats on somehow painting that whole box!! That some fortitude! Drizzt look better than he should, given that sculpt. Highlights on his pet are so nice that that you can’t even really tell they are there. What I mean, is that they are very natural looking and well done. I need to get better at highlighting black like that. I’m sure you mentioned this in the past, but I just realized why some minis had those stone bases (villains vs heroes!).

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    • Thanks mate! To be fair, it was done oever the course of three years so a lot of it was a “dip in, dip out, forget the whole thing for 6 months” so it really wasn’t like a concerted effort until the last bunch of models recently. Thanks for the compliments on the Panther as well. I’ll admit that I wasn’t sure if I went too high on te highlights, but also wanted to avoid it becoming a grey panther as well…

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  2. This is another mini that is tough to do a lot with. The armor segments are so small! With that said, the cape looks fantastic and is worthy of the character. Congrats on finishing up the box as well! It goes without saying that that is something to be proud of, mate.

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    • Compared to some of the models I’ve painted recently, this one was a nice, well-sculpted experience! 😀
      It’s a nice little endorphin buzz to finish a full set of something, as opposed to a ton of other random models. Gotta get back to finishing those Zombicide models soon! 😮

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