I think I will go for a combination. If I do what you have done for the flight stand and also drill a hole at the centre of the + for a long metal rod I should have the best of both worlds. I like higher stands for my aircraft just to make it easier to get under it to move ground forces but the flying base will fit better in my display cabinet.
I plan to keep the same camouflage scheme on all my flyers just for consistency plus my old 'Cuda is already in that scheme.
According to the fluff, the Tiger Shark AX-1-0 is designed to take on heavy armour so it would be more of a low-level flyer so the camouflage would help it to blend in from fighters at higher levels .... that is my story anyway
Any chance you could put a picture up of the old Barracuda next to the new ones for a size comparison as they look huge next to that Tiger shark.... Also the speed at which you put them together is commendable and mighty impressive!
Nice work. I do like the split camouflage and with my colour scheme being so light I pretty much had to with a very dark grey underbelly for night fighting. It's all a bit world war 2 but it suits Tau flyers so well!