Now I have a final hurdle to clear, and it's one I have no experience with. The picture in this post makes the unit look basically finished, but it's still a collection of mounts, riders, and shields (where appropriate). It's been so long since I've painted something before it was fully assembled that I might as well be doing it for the first time. Ideally I'd like to put a coat of varnish on the riders and shields before assembling the whole model and applying the rest if the varnish. I don't have a good idea for how to let the pieces dry without sticking it whatever they dry on and potentially leaving paint behind when I peel them off that surface. I'll probably end up assembling the models before varnishing as it's the easiest way. I'm also considering magnetizing horse and rider for potentially easier transport. That may not be an issue though, and I'd very much like to have a unit well and truly finished.