It's much harder to do a Brit build than is was in the 1990's, as although USE, Middleburn and Hope are still about, there is so little choice of parts or they are very expensive (or both).
I need to decide what BB to use; Royce would be nice, but is a bit OTT. I also need to get some black Hope skewers, then the last thing will be tyres, which may end up being my favourite Panaracer Smoke / Dart combo, but new, not 20 year old display items.
As for future paint, I think Argos will get my business, especially as they are on my doorstep.
A Royce Bottom Bracket is the Perfect choice IMHO.
Argos took 7 months to finish the last one they did for me, but as with all good painters, the wait can be a long one. Order books are full waiting lists are long especially if they specialise in bicycle frame repairs and refinishes.
Looking forward to the outcome Neil.