Lusitania model

Omar Khokhar

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I am about to receive a Lusitania model manufactured by Gunze. And I would appreciate any help with the following problems I have.

Does anybody know what colour to paint the Lusitania`s funnels. Most people alsways refer to Cunard red for the funnels. But I have also read that Cunard red is incorrect, the correct colour is Orange like todays "international orange"

I am now confused as to what colour to use!

Secondly what colour do I paint below the waterline?

Thanks to anyone who can assist!
 
Apr 11, 2001
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My husband got a blue ribbon for this ENTEX Lusy-the funnel red is a sort of orangey-red. He darkened it a bit in patches and made the funnels look sooty. Tops are black as you can see, with Cunard black bands. Below the hull is sort of a rusty red. This discolored a bit over time and submersion. Here's a photo.
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Dave Martin

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You need Humbrol Satin Red - H174.
The satin effect will be matted down when you coat the model with something dullcote or mattcote.