The Hydrans are an unusual species that live on the far side of the Klingon Empire, along the edge of the galaxy. They are enemies of the Klingons and Lyrans, and were conquered by those empires at one point, only to drive the invaders out decades later. Hydrans breathe methane and live on cold type-S gas giants on silicate continents floating on liquid methane oceans.
All empires operated large freighters, known as Class-II as they carried two cargo pods. Consisting of a drive/control unit and pods, the concept was for the drive/control unit to take pods of cargo to a planet and leave it there to be unloaded later, picking up pods of export cargo and taking them to an industrial center for processing. As large freighters carried two pods, such a ship could either carry cargo to and from two separate planets, or twice as much cargo to a single destination. While every empire used the standard civilian freighter
, every empire also built their own local freighters which were able to carry both the standard 40x200 meter cylindrical pods as well as their national pods which had a similar volume but a unique shape. Here we have the Hydran drive/control unit carrying two Hydran pallets. In theory the civilian heavy freighter could carry the pods of any nation and the drive unit of any nation could carry any other nation’s pods. The Hydrans had two styles of large freighters, designed by different guilds. This one has the pallets lined up, one after the other.
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.