Whilst I don't particularly enjoy sticking all the bits together, they are worth the effort, and the Perry plastics are amongst the best available. I started with a black undercoat with these (I toyed with white). One of the most daunting things about painting figures from this era, particularly well detailed figures like the perrys, is working out what everything is! What is armour, what isn't. Someone more familiar with the period would not have to keep referring to painting guides and box art to figure it all out. And you just know someone will take delight in pointing out any mistakes!
Over the last few weeks I have transitioned to using wood glue for fixing figures to their MDF bases. This works as better for plastics, and gives you a little working time to move the figures around to get a good effect. I'm using Gorilla wood glue which gets tacky after a few minutes, but like all wood/pva glues really needs a good 24 hours to dry thoroughly