After messing around with one a David von Tippelbruder's Prussian dragoon templates, I've developed a design for the eventual uniform of the Spencer Smith/Holger Eriksson cavalry so kindy recruited by the Grand Duchess Sonja.
This will be the basic troopers' uniform. Officers will have folded back lapels that show orange along with gold lace rather than yellow. The trumpeter's uniform will feature reversed colors for both uniform and saddle cloth.
If my hand is super-steady that day and my patience remains plentiful, I'll add some extra yellow/light blue lace to the sleeves and back of the trumpeter's coat. Finally, since this will be a heavy regiment, I'll paint most of the horses black with some very dark brown highlights on the rumps, necks, and muzzles. The trumpeter and colonel will ride greys, of course!
All of this sounds terribly exciting, doesn't it? But I'm getting ahead of myself by a couple of months -- Whoa! Down boy!