It looks the same to me as the last image you posted, no? Admittedly, I have a 102 degree fever right now, but the funnels are still red and they look to go too far back on the superstructure. Perhaps too tall and wide as well as placed too far apart/back? There was a good bit of structure aft of the last funnel as you know. Just trying to help
I looked again at the link to the model site provided by Samual Halpern to support his red funnel contention, but oddly that site clearly states the QM and QE funnels were in fact orange, not red, in the 1950's and 1960's (pages 16, 17 and 18). There are photographs and color samples at the model site as well and they are clearly orange. The same example I gave, a basketball orange, is mentioned, as well as Testors International Orange. I believe the color sample I provided is indeed correct.
Lionel - this quote is from the model site linked earlier in this thread: "The painters developed a clever solution. A mixture of bright ochre and buttermilk was applied. With the heat of the smokestacks, the paint mixture literally "cooked" onto the stacks and stayed put."
I just noticed this and perhaps you know this as a painter. Paint with milk as vehicle/binder - casein - has been in use for thousands of years, not just since Napier as the quoted text seems to imply.
I am anxious to see your finished work
Eric is 100% right. If you check the Lusitania modeling tutorial I wrote at the TRMA, I have an RGB solution (corrected to Adobe-calibrated monitors) in there that should match very closely the original funnel color, as shown in the link that Sam provided.