So, some progress here. Most of the painting has been finished, I did get it to a really nice finish but then the clearcoat reacting oddly in parts, so had to do a bit of sanding back and recoating which slowed things up, especially as I had already box-lived. Fairly happy with the finish now although needs a good polish up to remove the greasy finger smudges you see on the photos. IT's not perfect, but as my friend Kasper state, Perfect is the Enemy Good, so it will do at least for now. Any final bits can be retouched if needs be after the parts are fitted.
To that end, have re-fitted the original headset and Chater Lea over-size bottom bracket, and fitted some GB brakes and levers along with a hiduminium stem and bars. The GB levers where a night mare to fit as ever, and will need some final adjustments, but you get the general picture.
Excuse the poor lighting in the photos, they were just taken in my studio last night.