This is a big project, it took me 4 days to complete, but I can't use my left arm to well cause of a surgery I had. so if your handy you could build it faster. it cost me less then $100.00 but I had some of the stuff lying around (plexaglass, vinal, lights gauges, switches, most of the paint and stainless plates). my kids love this thing and they haven't stopped playing in it.
1st take a sheet of 3/4 plywood and draw the side of the ship. make sure you will have enough plywood to flip it over and trace it for the other side of the ship. making the ship shape is just a little thought and imagination. or look on the Internet for ideas. mine is about 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
Step 1: THE FRAME
Once you finish the sides figure out were you want the doors and cut them out.
you can use 1/4 ply wood for the roof, floor and back wall and even some of the front end. i used 2x3's for most of the framing. but you can use 1x? pine also.
make the floor frame and back wall frame then cover them. as seen in photo.