I've decided to post up the other army I'm currently working on along side my Ordo Xenos Guard.
I have a love of mecha... Shirow's work with Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell, Gundam, Patlabour, Evangelion... So it's no surprise that I eventually made a tau army. It should be clear to anybody that Tau were influenced by Japanese Mecha.
To that end, I think many people have combined model kits of each excessively, and more often than not, not very well making them look rather silly, using Gundam legs on a Crisis suit body for example.
While my Tau suits are unquestionably influenced by Japanese mecha, they do not make use of parts from Gundam or other model kits. I do however use detailing pieces intended for use on these kits but sold seperatly. (Dark Grey Plastic) They were ordered from Hobbylink Japan for those curious.
This army is a Crisis suit army. I realize that in 5th edition it's plausability as an effective army is still up in the air, but with almost no scoring units, it's effectiveness will have deteriorated from 4th edition. That being said, I'm not overly concerned, my goal is to make a really cool looking crisis suit army with weapon selections often being chosen with that in mind. It's not being made with overall combat effectiveness as the main goal.