The instructions that come with this kit need to be treated with a healthy sceptisim, had to call in some back up with this publication below
For example the Airfix /Heller instructions suggest that the internal walls on the gun decks are painted red ?
I know the gun deck walls on the ship today are white but were they painted red in 1805 ?
Well apparently not, they were white washed according to this publication and as I plan on lighting the ship inside small amounts of the wall may be visible.
I have also learnt that you can not take the ship as she is today as a completely accurate representation of how she looked in 1805.
For example the yellow ochre colour she is currently painted is not correct,according to the latest research by Micheal Crick-Smith. The yellow should be a weaker paler colour than the present vivid shade.
Also according to the Crick-Smith's analysis of the hull, In 1805 the Orlop deck was painted a pale stone/cream colour while the surgeon's and other small cabins were painted in two shades of blue.