By George I think she’s got it! I have conquered the paint work. I ended up using plasti-kote spray enamel from a rattle can.
It’s not absolutely perfect – there are a couple of runs in the paint but considering I’ve never spray painted anything before I’m quite pleased. I will have to leave it to cure for a few weeks before I consider sanding the runs but I shall probably leave it as it is. The runs are quite small and I think I can live with them.
At least it’s an improvement and all the paint it the same colour and sheen. I rather suspect that getting new paint to blend with old paint is impossible unless you are an experienced coach builder.
This evening I shall do some sewing.
Live long and prosper earthlings!