I used Steve Wiper's book and its photos as references, but the images were too small for me to be certain. Most people paint the items that are attached to the deck in the light gray hull color, but I chose to do them in red and white.
I also painted the life rafts yellow with black and red stripes, per some input from Regia Marina aficionados in Italy.
When I posted the model on line it got rave reviews. But I do not really know what is correct for those items on the bow.