During the build of this Agora Models 1:200 scale RMS Titanic partwork, I will use different paints, markers, and washes to add some additional color to the model and correct some inaccuracies versus the real ship. It is worth noting that there is still much debate regarding the true colors of the Titanic as all photos of her are in black and white. I will be relying on multiple sources to the best I can: from various books, to recent 3D renderings, to Ken Marschall’s fantastic paintings.

Each builder is different, and my choices below are not the only options, so feel free to do your model any way you like. These are merely what I thought would help spruce up my own model. I have included links to the products (but you can likely get them anywhere hobby supplies are sold) and links to the issues where I used them. This page will be updated throughout the build.


NOTE: All color swatches represented here are RGB approximations of the real colors. Your results may vary.

My Paints

These are the various paints I have used along the way. I typically thin my acrylics to about a 50/50 mix of paint and 70% isopropyl alcohol to allow for faster drying and easier airbrushing. However, for Vallejo Model Air paints, I spray them straight from the bottle:

My Markers

These are the various markers I have used along the way:

My Washes

These are the various washes I have used along the way:

Building the RMS Titanic from Agora Models/Hachette