Well there is a shade of red I've seen used on the hull which is striking. I know I will be torn on this one.Daniel,
You're getting a lot of sage advice - far be it for me to "add" though I will say that I agree with Dean62 regarding pearwood. I should be painting
the hull on my current build white - but that would be a "crime against nature"
You chose an awesome kit. Your work is excellent - perfect choice....