Painting the Dark Souls Board Game

Non-painted minis

I kickstarted the Dark Souls Board Game and decided the minis would look better painted.

All the models ready to paint

All the models ready to paint

With all my paints sorted I dove straight in to the painting. I decided to experiment a bit with the base coat colours - most of the mainly silver characters I went with grey but black is a really great way to make sure you get a good coat over the whole model, and sometimes if you don’t spill paint all over the base it doesn’t even need that much of a touch up too!

To prime without painting half of my backyard I used the same block of wood with holes drilled in it as I used for the zombicide painting so I wouldn’t also be priming half of my backyard.

Priming Smough

Priming

Priming

Ornstein and Smough were probably my favourite bosses in Dark Souls 1 so I wanted to do them justice and spent -ages- on their paint job. In the end I’m fairly happy with them, but I wish I left them to be one of the last so I could make the mistakes on the other models.

Ornstein

Ornstein

After doing the sentinels though I am considering removing this bright gold colour in favour of a silver-grey base with highlights of gold - like how I did these sentinel bows.

First models painted