Many moons ago, when I was a sprog I started admech when they first came out. I wasn't a very paitent painter or builder and shelved them until a friend of mine showed interest in the army. I sold them and regretted it but never got back to them until now.
As the new codex is coming out, I snagged one of the Start Collecting boxes before they're OOP and also picked up another 20 Skitarri, a Dominus, 5 Infiltrators/Ruststalkers and 6 Kataphrons. A pretty decent start!
This Forgeworld is cannon and has featured in the 13th Black Crusade. The Forgeworld was built around a DAoT relic that housed huge amounts of daemons, Abaddon and Khârn' forces cracked it open and the planet with it. Amethal is pretty great for 3 reasons:
1) Amethal sounds like Amethyst, usually purple-y
2) Their Forgeworld is gone, which gives me the excuse to make the force an exploritory fleet, both looking for new tech and also looking for a new planet to settle which also means I have a lore reason for going heavy on the Rangers.
3) With their planet gone due to Chaos, they're likely very anti-chaos
So with all that in mind, here are the first 5 models. I spent quite a while figuring out the scheme and how to acheive it but I'm loving how they came out:
I've got the base purple on the first 5 Rangers, the Enginseer and the Skorpius. The Skorpius actually looks pretty rad even with a block colour of Purple:
Praise the Omnissiah!