Wolfs16, I'm going to give you my completely honest opinion on the tank, and I hope you're not offended.
I think that that the engines being mounted parallel does not look good. It makes it look far to square for a Tau tank. What I would suggest is mounting the engines on opposite angles, like Xeones
' excellent Piranha conversion.
If you look at the way the rear engines and the front wings are mounted (front view), they form a very wide sort of diamond shape. I think I described the shape pretty well- but I can't say why I like it so much...
I don't know how you achieve that without wigs, though - the small engines in front just couldn't be angled properly to capture the same flow..
Regardless, you've put a lot of work into this model, and the changes I suggest would basically mean starting from scratch - not to mention that you're happy with how it looks right now. It's your model, so (obviously) do as you please - but I just wanted to give some ideas. Maybe for future conversions?
Anyways, as for the mounting of the SMS - I'm not sure. Could we get a shot with the turret mounted?
Regarding what Majonga
said - I agree and disagree. I've seen a lot of models that overdo the bits and end up looking ridiculous/stupid.
But then, there are models like Warhound
's revamped Crisis Suits
that look awesome. The size and placement of the bits is just as important as how many you have. If you get all three right, you end up with a really detailed model that honestly looks like a piece of military hardware.
Probably you already know that but... food for thought, eh?