Well I guess by now you are all getting tired of this fellow asking all of those questions and he does not even have the stuff yet.
Well I finally stepped off and began the process.
I ordered my Richeson brush (actually two of these) today.
So... after a bit more thought I will be continuing on or else learning how to paint.
Hope to be attending Les McLean's workshop this weekend in Calgary. Maybe he knows about Pt/Pd processes.