At the moment, I have a few Turcomen to finish, along with a dozen heavy and four elite cavalry. Sadly, the last two involve horse armour with complex patterns. So far the elite horse armour is taking me 2-3 hours each! Luckily I have a quicker method for the heavy cavalry.
I am pleased with my progress so much so that I had to order more heavy cavalry last week as I was in danger of running out. I also took the opportunity to order the extra models required to field an 800 point army. I have two months to get all the above finished and based. It will be close.
For the elite cavalry I wanted to add paper lance pennons but wasn't sure if they were used and what colours were known. A quick post of TMP produced a contemporary image of small red pennons (see below) so I that's what I added.
As a wanted the pennons to be small and pointed I tried a new technique:
- Cut paper large enough for a dozen pennons.
- Wrap and shape paper round a piece of brass rod.
- Stick the halves together with double sided stick tape.
- Remove the brass rod.
- Cut each the pennon to size.
- Stick to the lances with UHU glue.