In the meantime, I used him to represent some other models, played around with him some, and generally moved him about.
Some key things here. This entire time the model was unprimed, and had been handled and sat unused for a long period of time. Prior to priming, I did not wash it. (Major facepalm as you will see).
So I get his awesome hat looking exactly like I want it. It's got three different browns and a wash on it, and is looking proper weathered and I'm quite proud of it. I go to adjust a tiny section of the hat and....the paint and primer flake off exposing bare metal. Huh?
There was grease/dirt/grime on the model when I primed it, and all the sections where the model was touched, are the ones flaking off. There is nothing I can do at this stage but completely strip the model, wash it completely, reprime, and SEAL it before starting all over again.
Hopefully though, someone reads this, and thinks to wash their models (or at least make sure it's sufficiently clean), that have been sitting dormant for long periods of time. Learn from my error! Better to have an extra step at the beginning, to shed tears at the end.
(Wow...I painted the normal Templars a year ago...now I feel like I need to repaint them too! Due to differences in skill levels :))