Yes, I'm a tease. This was my 6th attempt at making a scale version of my USS Tuskegee, Valor Class Cutter, NCC 0644B. The scale came out wrong but overall the exterior worked out fine to a point. I am working on a more detailed and better scaled version.
The USS Tuskegee was the third Valor Class cutter to be commissioned in response to rising numbers of raiders using cloaked and jamming technology.
Designed as a hunter, the Tuskegee is equipped with 4 forward and 2 aft torpedo tubes split between the dorsal and ventral weapons pods, 2 cannon ports on the forward underside of the saucer above the deflectors. It is also equipped with both long and short range phaser arrays as well as defense envelope pulse phaser turrets. The sensors on the Tuskegee are specially designed to search for cloak and stealth fields, and to pierce through jamming attempts. It's hull plating is a dense heavy armor with shock absorbing space frame.
With a total of 7 decks in the entirety of the ship it is fairly small for it's range and combat capabilities. It is also one of the largest ships in the fleet capable of landing on a planetary surface with landing gear tucked into the engineering hull and ventral pylons.
Captains be attentive though, While having better shields then any escort and most science ships... the Tuskegee lacks the support capabilities and firing arcs of larger vessels. It is also one of the most cramped ships to serve on as every available space is taken advantage of to increase the ships range and ability to survive on it's own without support.
The cutter ship style was chosen for the Valor Class because of it's three independent deflectors, which can work in unison on a single setting, or at varying separate settings.