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3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
The Kzintis are a species of eight-foot-tall felines; the Klingons call them "tigermen." They are adjacent to the Federation (and have fought two major wars with them, losing both) and the Klingons (and have fought several wars with them, winning a few and losing a few). Kzinti ships are armed with disruptors, phasers, and drones. They have more drones on their standard warships than any other empire, and forests of phaser-3s, because their ships are designed to fight each other. (They have had more civil wars than foreign wars.) They are enemies of the Klingons and Lyrans and allies of convenience with the Hydrans and Federation.
Frigates are the smallest regular warships in a fleet, and are the ubiquitous small ships for small missions. They escort convoys and major warships, screen flanks, patrol quiet sectors, and run errands. Before the General War, everybody built lots of frigates to improve fleet numbers, then quickly learned that the small frigates (such as this one by the Kzintis) were too small for fleet battles (where a long-range enemy volley by several ships would wreck one frigate) and those posted to picket duty were in danger of being picked off by marauding cruisers. While a natural enemy of the Klingon F5 figate, the Kzinti frigate is not powerful enough to defeat it unless commanded by a superior captain. Hard-pressed by the Coalition invasion (and saddled by an inferior destroyer design), the Kzintis waited too long to replace their frigates with the superior war destroyers. The Kzintis built many variants of this design: escort, scout, commando, transport, etc.
The ship is available in a variety of materials. Ships are unpainted, use standard flight stands available from many sources, and, while designed for gaming, make fine display pieces.