Documents Required for a Master Model
Top-, side-, stern-, bow- structural and underwater drawings (propeller!) if possible from the shipyard including cross cuts and lines as well as dates such as LOA, LPP, WIDTH, DEPTH from the LWL;
Coloured photos and/or pictures in order to assess the various paints (in case not available codes according HUMBROL, TAMIYA and/or RAL colour keys);
Close range photos and/or drawings with regards to details such as gear on deck, equipment, superstructure, deckhouses, lifeboats, railing, piping, masts, drift or bilge keel, rudder, propeller (blades, twin?);
The rigging plan in case of a sailing ship;
Any other detailed information, which might be important to produce an authentic model.