All the King's Men 54mm Napoleonics Project Started
Ok, back to the figure. I prime all my figures with Rustoleum Flat White after cleaning the soft plastic horses with Dawn dish soap. It just works and has worked since 1980. Krylon just doesn't get the job done. I built the rider and glued it down onto the horse before painting the horse. I don't have a problem doing that. I then glued the figure down onto an All The King's Men cavalry base after attaching adhesive backed thin magnet sheet to the base. My traveling boxes are metal lined. Again, that's just what I do.
I'll paint the horse with Windsor-Newton Water Based Oils. I use Lamp Black. I apply the paint in a thick "gloppy" coat and "pull" the paint off with sponge or foam pieces. Been doing this for years as well. Will post in progress pictures below.