One of the common comments I receive from fans of my customs is that they’d love to make customs of their own, but they can’t paint or sculpt, etc. I wanted to put together a recipe that ANYONE could follow to add a new figure to their collection. This is a super simple recipe for a custom Drizzt Do’Urden, the popular drow elf ranger. It uses only Mythic Legions parts from figures that are still pretty readily available and it requires no painting or sculpting!
This figure starts with a Shadow Elf Ranger. That is already a pretty good representation of Drizzt, but I wanted this figure to be wearing all black armor, as opposed to the mix of black and purple he comes with. I swapped his upper arms and legs for ones from a normal Shadow Elf Warrior. Those parts should pop in and out easily.
Drizzt wears a green hooded cloak, as opposed to the purple one the Shadow Ranger comes with. Thankfully the hooded elf heads are “kind of” removable. The pieces are glued together, but if you heat them up (I dropped it in a mug of very hot water for a few minutes) you can then work the piece to remove the head. Be careful not to burn your hands or rip the hood piece when handling it. Pop the head into a green hood from a normal Advent of Decay Elf Ranger and use it’s green cape too. I also added a fur piece from the Freya of Deadhall figure.
Using the same method of heating the figure’s parts to swap them out, I replaced his lower arms and legs with some from that Elf Ranger, since they come closer to Drizzt’s look.
Finally, I use a pair of ML scimitars from Gryshaa the Slytherer to complete the simple Drizzt custom. Is this the most accurate custom of this character? Nope, but I think it hits on the main design elements needed and the goal here was not to be 100% perfect, but to create a design anyone will feel comfortable creating!
Note that one of these pics shows Drizzt without his hood on. That is just the second head that comes with the Shadow Elf Ranger figure.