The Metal Earth models are amazingly detailed etched models that are fun and satisfying to assemble. Each model starts out as 4 inch square metal sheets and you simply pop out the pieces and follow the included directions to assemble your model. No solder or glue needed. The Black Pearl was once a real ship captained by Henry Morgan, one of the world's most notorious pirates. The Black Pearl which first sailed in 1669 fought many battles the most famous of which was an invasion in Panama in 1671. The model is 3.9x3.1x0.7 inches when built.