A quick WIP shot of my new Africans. The beasts and the cloths are painted and stained. I've added padding under the howdahs, as suggested by Olicana Lad. Hopefully I'll finish the howdahs tonight, and then the project can wait until Nick can do the crews for me. At the moment I'm not going to bother with shields, we'll assume that the rawhide towers offer sufficient protection to the crew.