Then the horns were carved out and covered in masking tape.
To get a different texture on the helmet than on the pauldron horns I added Glue gun glue around and round the horns (took forever). Then They were spray painted gold and heavily weathered with brown acrylic paint.
Back to the base of the helmet, testing horns, not happy yet.
The base was painted the same way as the horns.
To attach the horns I have embedded 5 mm nuts in the horns and secure them with 5 mm bolts. I have even made a youtube video explaining and showing how to take them on and off.