Here are some kit-bashed space ships I’ve made to use in games of Rail Gun. They are made from stuff from my bits box, mostly 40k weapons but also pieces from other models. I have another 8 waiting for paint and plan to build more. They attach by magnet to my simple nail-and-base flight stands. Thanks for looking!
Yeah, I’m usually limited to about 4 in a class. The heavy cruiser is a one-off, for instance, because the main hull of the ship is an FW-190 fuselage.
I take some solace from the fact that even in WWII there were lots of variations in ship type. In some of the Guadalcanal battles, the Americans might have had 4 destroyers in an engagement from 4 different classes. Of course the differences in those ships are much more subtle than the differences in my ships (2 stacks vs 3 stacks, instead of my Bolt Gun instead of Lasgun ship).
I was going to say, it’s just as easy to claim that building a starship is such an undertaking that no two are precisely the same, and that classing in the naval sense doesn’t follow for spacecraft. At least that’s a way to rationalize.