It's hard to measure my excitement. I am completely swamped at work these days, writing proposals for funding and taking classes while making a very small student stipend. This means I haven't time to get my Tau army prepped for the eventual re-emergence from the dark depths of their foamy tombs.
I've got a lot to do:
1) Repair all broken aerials. There are a lot.
2) Touch up paint-jobs on Fire Warriors.
3) Toss out metal Pathies...just kidding.
I'm also collecting bits to convert Crisis Suits. Though I hate the models, they provide a really nice canvas for conversions. Sometimes the boxy-bulkiness of the model makes conversions very easy. Though I have some really cool Crisis Suits, they are all very different. I'm trying to make them more uniform for the next incarnation of my army.
Here's a glimpse of the pieces I am collecting for the conversions.
These will help me to improve the look of the legs and the arms...but I still need to figure how to bulk out the legs below the knee. They're just too weedy!
Anyhow...Did yall see the codex art? Yet another artists interpretation of how crisis suits should REALLY look.