It's a while since anyone's posted anything here, but I wanted to join the club so here goes...
I first dabbled with Tau about 5 years ago, and painted them in dark reds and browns, but then work got in the way of all my hobbies, so they went into storage for a while.
When I got back into GW, I went to my Dark Eldar first (shortly before the new codex was released - got my timing just right) and painted them all in dark red and chainmail, so when I had another look at my Tau I wanted to try something different. I bit of advice from the painting forum here showed me how to strip the paint off so that I could start again, and I chose a scheme based on the Bork'an example from the Codex.
I didn't feel I could justify posting here until I had painted a game-legal army so the Fire Warriors have been holding me back, but I've finally got enough painted to present my Starfire Cadre from the Bork'an Sept:
The full size version of this phot, and more detail shots can be found on Flickr, here: Tau Empire - a set on Flickr
This is about 40% of the Tau minis that I have and I need to buy a further 750pts if I'm indeed going to enter them in the 40ko UK tournament this year. I'll keep posting new ones on my Flickr page as they're done if anyone is interested in monitoring my progress.