I am currently in the process of modeling a traitor guard regiment with a beast man theme and have decided to use rough riders. After much deliberation I have decided to use centigors as the base for these models. What I am wondering is how I can add armor to them short of sculpting it with GS and using plasticard. My time to work on this stuff is very limited due to family things going on so any ideas would be appreciated.

A few things that I had though about were adding some type of shield to the sides of the horse part of the model, adding spikes all over the place or somehow adding barding to the horse portion.

Again, any ideas are welcome... thanks!