This suit was a result of my desire to try a more involved and complex conversion on a Tau battlesuit. So far, most of the conversions I had done had left the body pretty much intact, focusing on leg, arm and head modifications. This time, I wanted to really put one under the knife and make the suit look more dynamic.
The primary features that I wanted to go for were an angled upper torso and a defined abdomen. The rest was all fitting pieces together creatively, trying to figure out what would look best with what I already had. I wanted an anime mecha look for the final piece, so that was the guiding vision. The suit was intended as a one-of, so I was not worried about repeatability and availability of the bits I used.
Okay, enough talk...