Those ships look great ingame!
Just one tiny thing: In your readme, you say to overwrite the original ship files. However, they also work installing them as a theme (I just tried it), which does not touch the original files and doesn't need a backup, as deleting the folder in the Customization folder will revert to the original files, as will simply reverting to the default theme.
In your Distant Worlds folder, there is a folder called Customization. Open it, and make a new folder, call it anything you want, My Mod for example.
In the My Mod folder, make another folder called:
Put the family0 folder in there.
From the game's main screen, Change Theme, check My Mod. That's all there is to it.
Better instructions are in the Customization Guide from the Matrix downloads page.
Thanks, I thought that only worked for theming changed .txt files from the main folder. Guess I'll have to reread the Customization guide again. :)