FOR THE 1:350 ACADEMY/MINICRAFT TITANIC MODEL
 

It is up to you which of the following changes you wish to implement. However, the more changes you make the closer you will come to achieving a more historically accurate model. This compilation is the result of several hundred man hours of research taken from photos, videos, paintings and in some cases, educated guesses based on Titanic's sister ships Olympic and Brittanic.

Items in RED have been included on the released 1:350 Minicraft kits.

Use these links to navigate to each area of the ship.

 

BOAT DECK (Sun Deck)

 

1
Cut crew stairwell canopies and narrow
88
Replace tank room covers with GMM set
2
Construct pelorus (x2)
89
Tank room cover supports added
3
Binocular boxes for wing cab bulwarks
90
Tank room catwalk railing added to cover roof
4
Deckhouse lamps added
91
Protective planks on tank room aft railings over aft GSC
5
Railing deck lamps added
92
Officer's deckhouse walls cut and rearranged
6
Footrailing for bridge/wing cab bulwark
93
Lifeboat tiedowns
7
Bridge instruments added
94
Lifeboat names/numbers/capacity decals
8
Deckhouse ladders added (missing from kit - 7) GMM spares
95
Lifeboat grab ropes
9
Deckhouse ladders from kit (6) (replace with GMM spares)
96
Emergency lifeboats hollowed out
10
Cowl vents added/altered
97
Oars added to emergency boats
11
Curl vents added/altered
98
Lifeboat davit block and tackle added (GMM)
12
Gibb vents added/altered (behind #1 & 4 funnels)
99
#2 funnel vents moved back
13
Safety lines and poles #1 funnel
100
Raised roof curl vent ducts added to deckhouse walls
14
Wheelhouse windows modified
101
Raised lounge bay window roof alcove straightened
15
Water barrel added behind #1 funnel
102
Deck chairs added (GMM)
16
Cargo span eyebolts on wheelhouse roof
103
People added (GMM)
17
Small skylight on wheelhouse roof
104
Emergency boat secure rigging
18
Bridge roof planked
105
Davit hull plugs added
19
Bridge roof framed with white
106
Bulwark stanchions added
20
Bridge joist header weather cover cleats
107
#3 funnel pipes altered and shortened
21
Triple funnel whistles
108
Reshaped bridge bulwark to wing cabs
22
Bridge bell
109
Rain gutter added (raised roofs, superstructure bulwarks)
23
Skylights for Marconi/lavatory rooms on officers deckhouse roof
110
Drain holes added to raised roof areas
24
Removable GSC skylight cover
111
Hand railing added to #3 funnel deckhouse
25
Vent to GSC skylight cover (aft side)
112
Modify bridge wheelhouse front from round to flat
26
Portholes on aft side of forward GSC skylight cover
113
Knees (wings) in corners of officer's deckhouse to GSC foyer
27
GSC skylight cover replaced (GMM version)
114
Drain pipes added to either end of raised roof of smoke room
28
GSC skylight horizontal bins port/starboard sides
115
Service hatch added to #3 funnel deckhouse roof
29
Deckhouse reflective lamp covers
116
Vertical conduits added to inside winged doorways of 2nd class entrance
30
Open windows (officer's deckhouse)
117
Passenger class railing divider signage
31
Officer's deckhouse floor level skidlights
118
Skylight dome ribbing added
32
Door portholes
119
Regular benches added (GMM)
33
Door plates and knobs
120
Powder added to black paint to simulate soot on funnels
34
Door mats
121
GMM or Tom's Modelworks funnel ladders added
35
Expansion joints (x2) (forward and aft)
122
Decklamps on 2nd class entrance stern facing ducts
36
Glass added to windows (acetate)
123
Railing section behind davits for #7 & #8 lifeboats facing stern
37
Glass added to windows (Kristal Klear)
124
Deckhouse lamps relocated (port side) (x2)
38
Illuminated door signs (x4)
125
Horizontal conduits to 2nd class entrance/elevator electric signs
39
Grand staircase added
126
Small cable retaining clips on halfway mark on funnels
40
GSC foyer aft port wall rebuilt and updated
127
Small brass handle at head height near bridge open port doorway
41
Hydrants (x16)
128
Aft GSC skylight housing portholes removed
42
Reading/writing roof extended
129
Small box in corner behind starboard bridge bulwark
43
Belaying bitts
130
Rebuild #2 funnel's forward box/trunk vent cover
44
Davit pulleys
131
Paint black recess openings on sides of curl vents
45
Lifeboat safety railings
132
Add louvered grill plate to starboard door on #4 funnel deckhouse
46
Move lifeboat davits out towards edge of ship
133
Add blankets for people/deckchair assemblies
47
Repair old davit tracks on deck
134
Add vent pipe down -inside- of #4 funnel
48
Passenger class railing dividers
135
Add interior to exterior support plates to inside cap of each funnel
49
Roof railing kickstrips
136
Add oval shaped object on bottom sills of officer's deckhouse windows (for the windows that opened ONLY)
50
Marconi room cable pole
137
Single window in bow wall of 2nd class entrance/elevator filled in
51
Funnel grates
138
Two arched windows added to bow wall of 2nd class entrance/elevator
52
Funnel piping added and altered
139
Railing kickstrips added to boat deck aft overlooking well deck
53
Hand railings for outside wall on gym
140
Dark brown raised rib along above listed aft railing kickstrips
54
Hand railings for outside wall on GSC foyer
141
Emergency lifeboat support rigging connectors added (above gunwales)
55
Compass tower rebuilt
142
New pipe built from Gibb vent over to #1 funnel aft trunk vent
56
Compass tower poles added
143
New block shape bracket under Gibb pipe (#143) at trunk vent
57
Compass tower canvas added
144
Two block shaped brackets under #4 funnel aft Gibb pipe
58
Compass tower sign added
145
3 port holes on Smoke Room raised roof aft wall
59
Reading/writing room bow facing window added
146
Two button panel on inside of starboard wing cab
60
Fine painter lines on funnels (x16)
147
Curved duct from GSC Skylight aft port corner to deck vent
61
Guy wire bullseyes for #1 funnel wires (x4)
148
Trim GMM or model benches by 3mm for #4 funnel raised roof area
62
Gym equipment added (bikes, cupboards, maps, rowing machine, door)
149
Trunk added behind starboard bridge wing cab bulwark
63
Box/conduit added to forward starboard corner of 2nd class entrance
150
Vent motor unit conduits
64
Tank room window filled in (starboard side)
151
Crew stairwell canopy railings by bridge
65
Deck ropes added
152
Trunk added behind port bridge wing cab bulwark
66
Hoses added
153
Small platform on face of each funnel under whistles
67
Depth sounding spars
154
Small bracket behind funnel platforms under whistles
68
Depth sounding spar motors
155
Small curved pipes on the port face of each funnel by base
69
Depth sounding spar cables
156
Bruce Beveridge's doors/windows/lifeboat decalcomania added
70
Rebuild wing cabs
157
Life rings added to bridge bulwarks
71
Rebuild Morse lamps/semaphores
158
Telegraph handles added
72
Rebuild running light housings
159
Marconi room skylight gables to face port and starboard
73
Add running lights
160
Bridge ceiling joists
74
Add running light electrical conduits
161
Railing section forward of davits for #9 & #10 lifeboats facing forward
75
Add wood railings on bulwarks, etc.
162
Replace Minicraft plastic deckhouse railings with GMM or Tom's Modelworks deckhouse railings
76
Add bench between ducts on 2nd class entrance (GMM spares)
163
Grill vent cover on Tank Room aft bulkhead above GSC skylight
77
Add bench to starboard aft side of #4 funnel deckhouse
164
Bridge deck planking weather cover bolt down connectors
78
Separate benches aft of 2nd class entrance
165
Circular objects on rectangular centers of both Skylight covers
79
Delete benches from sides of aft GSC skylight
166
Alter forward triple windows on starboard #4 funnel deckhouse to just a single window
80
Add elevator stays for aft mast
167
Fill in window immediately aft of the forward door on the port side of the #4 funnel deckhouse
81
Sdd #4 funnel mast stays
168
Delete railings from the aft end of #3 funnel deckhouse
82
Officer's deckhouse window retaining clips
169
Add small curved railing to port bow corner of Tank Room roof
83
Funnel railings on sides of funnels (x3)
170
Small raised roof on starboard side of #3 funnel deckhouse
84
Line cleats on bridge bulwarks (beside liferings)
171
Small service hatch on starboard roof #3 funnel deckhouse by trunk vent
85
Add doors (x5) (see missing door chapter)
172
Small safety railings added between vents and #4 funnel deckhouse
86
Conduits on 2nd class entrance ducts (facing stern)
173
Door added to starboard aft side of Tank Room
87
Doorway/stairwell altered on aft side of #3 funnel deckhouse
 

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A DECK

 

1

Closed weather partition on A-deck forward

38
Posts added by palm court
2
Doors for closed weather partition
39
Crane cable connectors (x4)
3
Windows for closed weather partition
40
Leadsmen platforms and brackets
4
Doors to enclosed forward crew stairwell
41
Leadsmen cables
5
Port side window and door arrangement on GSC foyer like boat deck
42
Docking arm cables
6
Glass in weather covers (acetate)
43
Railing kickstrips A-deck aft
7
Palm court sliding glass doors
44
Gearbox under bridge
8
Palm court furniture
45
Angled joist plates under bridge
9
Rearrangement of aft GSC walls
46
Eye bolts A-deck forward
10
Angle plates placed in roof joist corners
47
Roof beam
11
Ladders added to aft poles behind palm court
48
GMM deck chairs added
12
Move interior poles to outboard sides of arched windows
49
GMM railings added
13
Add doors by palm court
50
GMM benches added
14
Door mats
51
GMM people added
15
Portholes in doors added
52
Hand rail painted brown along promenade
16
Door plates and knobs added
53
Crane manufacturer plates (x2)
17
Door labels added above doors
54
Superstructure bulwark stanchions added
18
Crane legs added (GMM) (x2)
55
Closed crew stairwell signage added
19
Crane cabling
56
Rib underneath closed promenade windows (fishing line)
20
Crane railings (GMM) (x2)
57
Crane boom cross members added (GMM) (x2)
21
Crane ladders (GMM) (x4)
58
Crane hooks added (GMM) (x2)
22
Crane maximum weight signage (x4)
59
Crane boom support cable pulley added
23
Crane boom secure brackets (x2)
60
Dark brown raised rib along above listed aft railing kickstrips (#43)
24
Conduit on pipe from A-deck to aft mast
61
Crane operating levers
25
Pipe from A-deck to aft mast
62
Crane (power?) lever
26
Stairwells aft (under #3 funnel area)
63
Springs placed in A-deck aft railing corners (by aft well deck)
27
Railing along front bulkhead wall under bridge
64
Vent motor unit conduits
28
Railing on outside face of bulwark overlooking well deck
65
Remove windows from enclosed crew stairwell (A-deck forward)
29
Scupper drain holes in weather cover (rectangular)
66
Crane boom support cable bracket added
30
Scupper drain holes in weather cover (round)
67
Crane electrical box at base of boom support column
31
Add cowl vent and portside motor on A-deck aft to portside of mast
68
Bruce Beveridge's door and window Decalomania
32
Rectangular vent frames on bulkhead A-deck aft
69
Promenade ceiling joists
33
Piping along A-deck floor (bottom of superstructure)
70
Promenade ceiling decklamps between joists
34
Docking cable brackets
71
Promenade ceiling pipes running down center area
35
Sunshade cable for open promenade
72
Jackstay canvas tiedown railing along entire A-deck superstructure
36
Sunshade cover
73
Small storage boxes for leadsman cables behind forward bulwark
37
Wood railing exterior side of open promenade (fishing line)
74
Leadsman cable added to starboard platform

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B DECK

 

1
Builders plaque B deck forward
20
2nd class entrance illuminated door signs added
2
Scribe doors B deck forward
21
Portholes in doors added
3
Remove window sashes
22
Decklamps on 2nd class entrance added
4
Door mats
23
Support post added on B deck forward under A-deck
5
Bulwark stanchions
24
Signage at top of stairs from forward well deck added
6
Corner railings added by well deck
25
GMM gate added on forward well deck area
7
Private promenade walls added
26
Scupper drain holes added (rectangular)
8
Private promenade furniture and plants added
27
Rounded object on B deck forward bulwark starboard side
9
Hull rib underneath B deck windows (fishing line)
28
B deck aft open promenade posts moved out
10
Add windows (x3) (2- front under crew stairwells 1- bar area)
29
Crane posts under A-deck cranes
11
Dark brown raised rib along above listed aft railing kickstrips
30
Brass plates on gate corners on open promenade areas 31. GMM benches added
12
Add windows (x2) (on front wall of 2nd class entrance)
31
GMM benches added
13
Cafe Parisien interior built
32
Windows added (acetate)
14
Door added from B deck to Cafe Parisien aft partition
33
Hull doors added around the private promenade/1st class entrance area.
15
Raised #4 hatches added
34
Eyebolt B deck forward by well deck
16
Ribbing around raised #4 hatches added
35
Cafe Parisien doors added to ship's interior
17
Ceiling joist angled support plates added
36
GMM gates added to top of stairs from aft well deck (p/s)
18
GMM railings added
37
Railing kickstrips added
19
Railing signage added at top of stairs from well deck
 

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FORECASTLE

 

1
Jackstay piping for canvas on outboard sides of hull by anchor well (x2)
28
#1 hatch splash plate added to front
2
Prow coupler mast stay and turnbuckles
29
#1 hatch wing splash plates added to sides
3
Move stem post to tip of hull
30
Deck conduits added (x2)
4
Add two poles to anchor crane support pole
31
Windlass brake gear boxes added in front of #1 hatch (x2)
5
Build center anchor well
32
Crew galley pipe vent on port front of mast
6
Create center anchor
33
Hydrant (x2)
7
Prow grating
34
Sign on back of breakwater splashguard
8
Anchor well catwalks (GMM spare parts) (x2)
35
Kedge anchor created and added to deck
9
Phonebox
36
Breakwater splash guard repositioned
10
Chain hatch
37
Anchor crane moved ahead
11
Deck plate
38
Flag lines added
12
Brake valves by anchor chains (x2)
39
Main stay guy wires added
13
Safety chain hoops added (x2)
40
Deck turnbuckles added
14
Safety chain deck restraints for anchor chain (x2)
41
Hawser hole added
15
Bollards added (x2)
42
GMM crew
16
Bollards moved (x2)
43
Add breakwater railings (pulled sprue or .010" Evergreen rod)
17
Railing stanchions
44
Deck conduits by forward mast
18
Main stays/turnbuckle assembly
45
Railing kickstrips added
19
Crew skylight
46
Gutters added
20
C deck ropes (x4)
47
Build new anchor crane pole and support arm from metal wire
21
Capstan covers (x4)
48
Used A/M life ring for crane/deck footing
22
Reel constructed
49
GMM or Tom's Modelworks railings added
23
Curl duct added
50
Crew galley mast vent retaining clips (x2)
24
Windlass tops added
51
#1 hatch cover mini hatch hinges
25
Steam valves added in front of #1 hatch (x4)
52
Phonebox door knob added
26
Brake valves by windlasses (x2)
53
Small phone box sitting ahead of #1 hatch and steam valves
27
#1 hatch cover redesigned with portholes and small hatch doors
54
Nodules added to top of bollards

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FORWARD MAST (FOREMAST)

 

1
Bell (x2)
7
Mast clamps
2
Hollow out crows nest
8
Crows nest vertical posts
3
Crows nest supports
9
Derrick
4
Stay cleats
10
Ladder from top of ratline to just above mast light
5
Mast light
11
GMM crew added to crow's nest
6
Derrick clamps
12
Round ended access door to crows nest

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FORWARD WELL DECK

 

1
Drain pipe along port side bulkhead forward of #2 hatch added
20
Plate between portholes under forecastle bulkhead
2
Small vertical stairs added to bulkhead to forecastle
21
Angled roof brackets under forecastle on forward bulkhead
3
Lamp room door added to bulkhead towards portside forward bollard
22
Ribbing added to well deck hull
4
Two doors added inboard of the twin double WT doors forward #2 hatch
23
Bullseyes added to guy wires (GMM) (x4)
5
Bollards repositioned to more in line with hawser holes
24
GMM or Tom's Modelworks ratlines installed (x2)
6
Hatch cover tie down straps added
25
Crane boom cross members added (GMM) (x2)
7
High roller fairleads constructed between #2 & #3 hatches
26
GMM passengers and crew added
8
Corner mast stay plates added in aft corners of well deck (x2)
27
Crane ladders added (GMM) (x4)
9
Crane support legs added (GMM) (x2)
28
Signage on inboard walls under forecastle in front of #2 hatch
10
Additional crane leg support constructed (GMM parts) (x1)
29
Crane boom support cable pulley added
11
Crane leg support stabilizer bar constructed (GMM parts) (x1)
30
Outboard corners of forward well deck/hull wall plates added
12
Crane boom secure clamps added (x2)
31
Crane operating levers
13
Crane railings added (GMM) (x2)
32
Crane (power?) lever
14
Crane cables added
33
Crane boom support cable bracket added
15
Crane hooks added (GMM) (x2)
34
Crane electrical box at base of boom support column
16
Crane maximum weight plate added (x4)
35
Retaining clips added to bulkhead for detachable ladders
17
Crane manufacturer's plate added (x2)
36
Small raised platform/steps underneath dual doors port/starboard
18
Crane cable connectors added (x4)
37
Tops of bollards sanded flat
19
Mushroom vents added (x2)
 

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AFT WELL DECK

 

1
Low roller fairleads constructed
20
GMM or Tom's Modelworks ratlines installed (x2)
2
Tarp tiedowns installed on #5 & #6 hatches
21
Retaining clips added to bulkhead for detachable ladders
3
Move bollards (x4) to line up with hawser holes
22
Signage added to forward bulkhead outboard of doors behind bollards
4
Added door (x4 - 2 under poop deck, 2 flanking #5 hatch)
23
Drainpipes added to forward corners of bulkheads by stairs to B deck
5
Added vents under poop deck
24
GMM passengers and crew added
6
Repositioned and altered kit vents under poop deck
25
Deck ropes added
7
Added bar covers over aft portholes behind #6 hatch (x2)
26
Stay wire turnbuckles added to deck
8
Made crane supports (GMM parts) (x2)
27
Crane posts added under poop deck
9
Crane ladders added (GMM) (x4)
28
Well deck hull ribbing added
10
Crane manufacturer's plate added (x2)
29
Crane boom support cable pulley added
11
Crane railings added (GMM) (x2)
30
Crane operating levers
12
Crane maximum weight plates added (x4)
31
Crane (power?) lever
13
Crane hooks added (GMM) (x2)
32
Electrical conduits on starboard side thermotank
14
Crane cabling added
33
Small white boxes in front of thermotanks behind aft bollards
15
Crane boom cross members added (GMM) (x2)
34
Vent motor units conduits
16
Crane cable connectors added (x4)
35
Crane boom support cable bracket added
17
Crane boom secure clamps added (x2)
36
Crane electrical box at base of boom support column
18
Objects behind aft bollards on bulkhead walls (x2)
37
Tops of bollards sanded flat
19
Remove bulkheads under poop deck area
38
Crane bases reshaped from circular to D shapes to match the molded base at deck level

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POOP DECK

 

1
Canvas covered reels constructed (x2)
31
Crane hooks added (GMM) (x2)
2
Candy cane vents constructed (x2)
32
Crane security clamps added (x2)
3
Sloped crew stairwell constructed under docking bridge
33
Crane ladders added (x4)
4
Moved docking bridge stairs inward
34
Crane cable connectors added (x4)
5
Capstan covers added
35
Gutter added
6
Deck ropes added
36
GMM benches added
7
GMM passengers and crew added
37
GMM deck chair added
8
Signage on railings added (x4)
38
Docking bridge poles added (micro rod/pulled sprue)
9
GMM or Tom's Modelworks railings added
39
Hatch covers rebuilt
10
Kedge anchor created
40
Hydrants added (x3)
11
Steam valves added (x4)
41
Stern running light conduit to deck
12
Flag poles on docking bridge added (x2)
42
Docking bridge wheel steering column added underneath docking bridge
13
Flagstaff replaced
43
Rope cleat on flagstaff
14
Decklamp added to railing behind flagstaff (running light)
44
Crane boom support cable pulley added
15
Decklamps on cranes added (x2)
45
Pair of small handles for each rotating cowl vent column
16
Railing kickstrips added
46
Reel legs (1 pair per reel x 2 reels)
17
Docking bridge supports squared (x3)
47
Crane operating levers
18
Vents added to docking bridge supports
48
Crane (power?) lever
19
Door added to port side of docking bridge crew stairwell
49
Docking bridge conduits (along outboard Docking bridge supports)
20
Phone box on docking bridge added
50
Crane boom support cable bracket added
21
Binnacle rebuilt
51
Crane electrical box at base of boom support column
22
GMM wheel added
52
Docking bridge decklamps under canopy between joists
23
Telegraphs rebuilt
53
Lamp on bow face of flagstaff
24
Crane railings added (GMM) (x2)
54
Clips on outboard corners of aft docking bridge railings
25
Crane manufacturer's plate added (x2)
55
Small poles on outboard corners of docking bridge railings
26
Crane maximum weight plates added (x4)
56
Telegraph handles
27
Crane boom cross members added (GMM) (x2)
57
Phonebox door knob added
28
Crane cables added
58
Waterlines for outboard hydrant plugs
29
Crane legs added (GMM) (x2)
59
Nodules added to bollard tops
30
Crane leg stabilizer bar added (GMM parts) (x1)

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AFT MAST (MAINMAST)

 

1
Docking lamps installed
3
Mast cable clamps
2
Ladders added on front of mast
4
Mast stays

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HULL

 

1
Doors added (x7)
14
Well deck openings reshaped
2
Portholes added to stern and forecastle
15
Mold seam lines filed off
3
Mooring eyeplate cleats
16
New display base made
4
Stern knuckle piping added (fishing line)
17
Holes by 1st class entrance/private promenade area aft of doors
5
Hawser holes added to stern and sides
18
Stern plating scribed
6
Outboard prop shaft wings puttied
19
Rust lines painted under doors, fairlead, hull seams, anchors
7
Condenser discharges added (x2)
20
3rd B deck starboard window moved forward closer to window #2
8
Gold line (mustard yellow) added
21
Bow anchor well port door added
9
Stern hooks and retaining clips added
22
Exterior canvas jackstay rails underneath B deck aft's handrail
10
Loop on rudder added
23
18 nuts on outboard propellers (6 per blade x 2 propellers)
11
Portholes drilled out
24
Propeller hull identification number
12
Glass added to portholes (acetate)
25
Mooring cleat equatorial divider bars
13
Windows filled in (Kristal Klear)
26
Sand off 'X' marks on coal loading doors

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RIGGING

 

1
Thread replaced with various diameter monofilament fishing line
7
Main stays and guy wires altered
2
Pulleys constructed from scrap sprue
8
GMM anchor crane block and tackle added
3
Marconi wire stabilizers added
9
Painted gray for better scale appearance
4
Flag lines
10
Bullseyes added to cable bases (spare GMM ratline/lifeboat chains)
5
Foremast stay and guy wires added
11
Marconi wire couplers between #3 and #4 funnels
6
Flagstaff rope added
12
GMM Marconi spreaders added

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