I spent a bit of time last evening painting the new Zieten personality figure that was commissioned by one of my Kickstarter backers. I still have the sword, all the tack, and some of the van Dyking on the reverse side to complete, but he is far enough along to give everyone a sneak peak at the painted model. You can see the original painting that inspired this figure at the bottom of this thread. We had a new horse sculpted specifically for this figure.
I was initiated concerned about the sturdiness of the rearing horse, given that it has only two contact points with the base. However, I decided to drill a whole into the base and into the underside of the horse, and then inserting a metal pin to improve the stability. This seems to have worked according to plan as the horse is now stronger with the third contact point. When the model is finished I will hide the pin with some tufts of long grass.