Hi Elliott, This is a great breakdown and very generous in sharing your process and insights, you came a long way from the vending machine days!
Are you planning on releasing the UE4 project to the public? Or only builds? I'd love to play around with it in the editor if possible!
Unreal Engine 4: Winter Scene
A video of a winter scene in Unreal Engine 4 created by YouTube user Maverick. He used detailed models and minimal post processing effects. The winter foliages was done by Evermotion.
© Maverick, 2016 YouTube Link