Mucho sanding and priming later, the horse is sort of ready for painting. But I wanted to do more test fitting with its cape first.
The instructions said put the cape pieces in hot water and bend to shape. I think they’re just too thick for that, so I’m thinking of dremeling the edge so that it conforms to the contour of the horse as much as possible, and thin the rest so that I can at least bend those unconforming areas.
This is when I started to look into the bits for answers. The diamond coated cone was my solution. The other various shaped stones were also very helpful in helping me level off the cape pieces, which have pretty rough casting with loads of flash.