I haven't had much painting time recently, but still managed to make some progress. With the horse mostly finished I was able to finally glue on the rider. I attached the front of the saddle at the same time, it's a tight fit so I had to attach it along with the rider. I also placed his stirrups. Before adding the shield I painted the back of it with a wood pattern. It was a lot of work for something you won't really see... but it's still possible to see some from the right angle so it had to be done. The front of the shield has a slight gradient to the white, but it's not showing up well in the photos. I plan to go back in and increase the contrast. The shield will also get a good deal of weathering before I'm done.