Looks nice! When I read in your post that you'd used silver hammertone paint I had my doubts, but I think I looks really good.
As far as endmills: I think that depends a bit on your level of experience. If you're just starting out, you will whack a few endmills learning how to use them, so you may as well get the "quality import" jobs. They aren't bad, and you won't feel quite as PO'd when you whack a $5 endmill instead of a $15 endmill.
After you've been at it a while though, I think you'll find that you will appreciate the quality of "name brand" endmills, and you'll know how to treat them so they last long enough to make the extra cost worthwhile. I tend to use Niagara, from Travers Tool www.travers.com but Putnam, Weldon, Brubaker, etc. are all good.
I think Travers tends to be a little cheaper than MSC www.mscdirect.com
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