Tee Cee & Nick thanks for the vote of confidence always nice to read constructive comments.
I have nothing to hide & I dont mind sharing info with anyone.
Tee Cee I too have used Humbrol, Airfix, plasticote and many other paints but found by sheer chance a company in Hull who produce safety paint for public & commercial uses and they do fluorescent enamel in a variety of colours so tried one tin, then another & another and this is who I have finally settled with as Im happy with the finishes they produce. I stick to the 3 most widely used colours as mentioned in the insight.
They have their own website which is www.kpaints.co.uk
but can also be found on that well known auction site.
As for the wood finishes I passed this information to others on the old forum but it seems to be lost to eternity when FM switched servers.
I use a Morrells severe use waterbourne lacquer at 10% sheen, however you can go right up to 85% sheen if you so require. I stumbled across it when I was doing some refurbishing work on the mess dance floor whilst in the armed forces and since then have used it throughout my home for all my wood. It is done in 5 or 25 litre tubs, I bought the 5 litre tub which I think cost me around £35 and after completing my home used the remainder for my floats.
I wouldnt dream of using any oil based varnish ever again on any of my wood products or floats after using this stuff, thats how highly I think of it.
The morrells website http://www.morrells.co.uk/products/wood/15#63
& the product code is 8103/362, I never bought it directly from morrells as I have a local rydenor woodfinishing store close to me and this is where I discovered it & use them for it, who I believe will do it in 1 litre bottles if you so require for around £7 or £8.
Hope this helps you out