Remark 55.11.6. Not every numerical type comes from a model for the silly reason that there exist numerical types whose genus is negative. There exist a minimal numerical types of positive genus which are not the numerical type associated to a model (over some dvr) of a smooth projective geometrically irreducible curve (over the fraction field of the dvr). A simple example is $n = 1$, $m_1 = 1$, $a_{11} = 0$, $w_1 = 6$, $g_1 = 1$. Namely, in this case the special fibre $X_ k$ would not be geometrically connected because it would live over an extension $\kappa $ of $k$ of degree $6$. This is a contradiction with the fact that the generic fibre is geometrically connected (see More on Morphisms, Lemma 37.53.6). Similarly, $n = 2$, $m_1 = m_2 = 1$, $-a_{11} = -a_{22} = a_{12} = a_{21} = 6$, $w_1 = w_2 = 6$, $g_1 = g_2 = 1$ would be an example for the same reason (details omitted). But if the gcd of the $w_ i$ is $1$ we do not have an example.

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