The starter set comes with four 1:1200 scale ships. If you have never built something at this scale I can tell you it is very hard. One ship basically comes with a hull and three masts. You must then attach the sales to the masts. Hopefully I got them right. Then you must attach strings to the ship and mast and then the rat lines. On a scale of 1 to ten for difficulty, I would say that this is very close to 10.
I used this link to help me along.
This is my first ship. (1st Rate)