Thanks all, I was pleasantly surprised to take the win, since there were so many entries which I would consider "better" than mine. I spoke to some of the voters and the things which really blew them away were the wind-shear weathering on the flyers, and the gem effects on the Barracudas and Riptide. They were also very impressed with the level of conversion displayed, since the other armies were mostly (if not completely) direct-from-box.
I can honestly say that two things have really led to this point. #1 is, of course, my time here at ATT. This is where I developed my knack for conversion spurred ever onward by the creative collective we foster. It's also where I learned how to do Tau lenses and wind-shear weathering. #2 is BLU (Brush Lickers United) whose streams I've been watching when possible. I've learned some great brush control techniques and just developed better skills from watching and interacting with masters in real time. This was a new experience for me, and I plan to do even better for next year. I've already chosen Skitarii as my faction but I think that with Fires of Cyraxus coming out, and with it being Tau vs AdMech, I can craft a board which represents a scene from the book.
Today I did a bit of housecleaning. I have more work to do, but those of you who visit my Shapeways gallery
will find that the page has been updated.
My new logo has finally made it onto the page. I have also added individual sections for the Tsunami Mech, Standard Mech, Fixed Emplacements, and Tabletop Terrain.
Each category has at least one model except for terrain, which is currently empty.
New models have been uploaded. In the Tsunami Mech section, there is now a model which is 3 of the gatling weapons in both long-barrel and short-barrel variety, allowing customization of just weapons instead of doing the whole kit. The rest of the kit is also available without weapons for vice-versa customization.
In the standard mech section is a torso and the jet packs from the Arrow Pattern for customization of suits smaller than the Tsunami.
Just a warning - due to the requirements of the printing process, the jet packs do have an escape hole in them. This is not hard to fill with greenstuff, but I may in the future introduce a cap which fills the hole.
In the fixed emplacements section is an updated and less fragile version of my turret.