This is the recently painted African Forest Elephant carrying a howdah for my Carthaginian army. It is a two-part model from Gripping Beast that includes a resin body and a metal trunk. As you can see, I didn't do the best job with the Green Stuff at the join where the trunk meets the head - I have never been very good at using that stuff and should really work at improving. The kit also contains a crew (to be painted next) of two Liby-Phoenician infantry with spears and an African with a mallet and spike to ride on the elephant's neck.
The inspiration for the blanket is taken from a painting of Hannibal on an elephant with his army that currently hangs on the walls of the Palazzo dei Conservatori at the Capitoline Museum in Rome.
I hope you enjoy!