I realise that I'm a bit late to the party, but nevertheless: Congratulations, Arbaal!
A well-deserved victory! I really loved Dexter's Huron (and have in fact based my own version on it), and Ulfnar's Ulfrik counts as was also really awesome, but the sheer scope of your project and your attention to detail make this one a winner! Fantastic work!
On a related note, I would advise you to be proud of your work in spite of the old school stylings: There's no use in emulating everybody and their cousin on the internet, you have to find a technique and style you are comfortable with. Sure, you can learn an awful lot from other people's work, but in the end, the most important thing is to find an approach you are happy with. You will end up with contest-winning miniatures like this -- you better believe it!
One last thing about your photos: Im not really sure the photos themselves are the problem in your case. It's rather the fact that you seem to have chosen a rather terrible way of hosting and sharing them. I would advise you to start an account over at Dakka (their image hosting service is just amazing) or Flickr in order to share your photos in a more comfortable (and less eye-searing) way. Your models certainly deserve it!
Anyway, fantastic work all around, gentlemen!