Groundwork prep has been completed and the horse assembly completed as well. I did a bit of rework on the horse to get the saddle halves properly aligned with the molded on straps on the horse halves. The groundwork has now been primed and the horse will be primed and left on a working base until painting is complete.
As usual on white metal figures I have masked any areas that will be steel/iron and primed the figure. The masks allow me to use the natural appearance of the white metal rather than paint the surface. No silver paint ever looks as realistic as the real thing.