Visit some of your local luther's!!!
Find a luther that you can trust and develop a relationship with them. They will provide the guidance you need.
Yes, it is at a cost, but the things you are asking such as the special paint job and the special drilling for switches are extras.
I don't know what you do for a living, but I doubt if you do a lot of work for free.
Creating Warmoth guitars is a great hobby, but it does come at a price. Lord knows most folks on this forum have likely dropped much more than they ever planned on their favorite builds.
The quality you receive in return is well worth the few extra bucks!