The scale of the ship is 1/400, making her about 14 inches (35.5 cm). There are small parts including vents, bitts, anchors and steering wheels. She can be built waterline or full hull. I doubbled the size of the parts bringing her to 1/200 scale. Parts fit is very good. Assembly is not too dificult but any modeling experience is a help. I recomend this kit to all model ship lovers/builders. You will be rewarded with a beautiful model that you will be proud of. It should occupy a place of honor in your home.