Aut Cesar, Aut Nihil, Wargaming the Borgias.

Aut Cesar, Aut Nihil, Wargaming the Borgias.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Dave Jarvis, master painter.

I've known Dave Jarvis for an awful lot of years. I can remember when he used to sit around John and my display table in Durham, picking up the figures and picking John's brain for tips about painting.
 Little did we know he would turn into a professional painter, and not just any painter.
 If you are lucky enough to see or own a copy of John Ray's new book, A MILITARY GENTLEMAN, then you will see a great number of Dave's painted figures.
 Dave has his own style, and I think that's what I like the best.
 Normally I wouldn't  dream of asking Dave to paint any of my figures because I just couldnt afford it.
 Dave needs to live, and to be fair so do I.
  Dave however very kindly agreed to paint me a few Eureka gendarmes at a very reasonable price. I think he basically felt sorry for me, and I caught him after he had been for a massage. At least that's what he called it.
Anyway without further ado, DAVE JARVIS, painter to the wargames elite, does Eureka Gendarmes.....
 The annoying thing is Dave still uses a lot of enamel paints but somehow does a lovely job of making them look so bright. The unit will represent Cesare's Mounted Guard, hence the lance pennons with his motto Aut Cesar Aut Nihil.


 I think the only consolation is that Dave is such a crap wargames general. But hey you cant be good at everything.







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3 comments:

  1. Awesome! And I got John Rays book too!

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  2. They are very good, as all Dave's figures are.

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Honour Guard of Cesare Borgia.

Honour Guard of Cesare Borgia.