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3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
The Gorns are six-to-seven-foot-tall, 350-pound, cold-blooded, egg-laying, reptilian humanoids bearing a superficial resemblance to a T-Rex or Raptor. Despite the fearsome visage, they are actually quite civilized people who run one of the few democracies in the galaxy. The Federation and Gorns met in a border incident in which two hot-headed captains shot first and faced embarrassing questions later. (A Federation corporation built an unauthorized colony outside of Federation territory. The Gorns saw a few Vulcans and thought the colonists were Romulans (with which they had fought wars for over a century). Diplomats smoothed everything over and the Gorns became the most stable ally of the Federation. The Gorn legislature’s reluctance to spend money or join the Federation's war limited this alliance during some periods. (Note: The dinosaur-based names are Federation “reporting names” because few in the Federation could pronounce the Gorn names for them. Shown books on paleontology, the Gorns were reportedly honored and amused by the naming convention.)
Like all empires, the Gorns continually sought ways to build bigger and better ships more quickly. This design, the Troodon-class, was created by taking a destroyer (obsolete by the middle of the General War) and replacing the engines with those of the Heavy Destroyer and adding a very large rear bubble to the ship. The result was functionally equal to a light cruiser or war cruiser. Several were built by converting the last of the destroyers to this design rather than converting them to Battle Destroyers. These were known as the “hunting” class with names such as: Hunting Carnivore, Hunting Dragon, Hunting Gryphon, Hunting Raptor. The scaled panels on the outer surfaces represent efforts to reduce the electronic signature of the Troodon+ and match it to the standard Troodon so the enemy could not tell the difference. Note that Federation sometimes used the codename Carnosaurus-Megalosaurus for this class.
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.