You can purchase model ship building kits on Ebay.com, micromark.com and local hobby stores. Other sources of kits include modelerscentral.com or Amazon.com. Plastic model kits are available at revell.com.
There is a wide variety of model ships kits available. Sizes of models vary, with the largest kits sometimes taking up entire table tops. Sizes are based upon the scale model system. The description of the kit always includes the size of the model. The size of the model and the complexity of parts contribute to the price of the kit. Luxury kits feature high-quality materials that can be expensive to procure.