I've officially painted my first mounted piece now! The horse was painted with oils...yes I said oils! It was an interesting exercise as I haven't touched any oil paints for several years now. It was a lot of fun actually! The blanket and leather goods were painted with acrylics mixed with some future to add a bit of shine to it, which is another first for me. The rider was primed in black, yet another first...! The reason for priming him in black is all the different layers that are present on this figure, I wanted everything to be nice and dark so I wouldnt have the accidental gray primer glaring out from one of the deep folds/undercuts.