OK so basically this is made completely out of cardboard and cardstock. You find a picture of a gun you like and draw it on cardboard. then you cut it out and trace it multiple times till it all glues together at a good thickness. Then if you want you add details. it is very time consuming but just be patient. My first gun came out like crap but i kept at it till it was pretty good. This one is exact length and width of a 1864 colt navy.