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A Modern Synthesist podcast about creativity in the Warhammer 40k universe. We chat mostly about sculpting and conversions, but also about painting and backstory.

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A Modern Synthesist podcast about creativity in the Warhammer 40k universe. We chat mostly about sculpting and conversions, but also about painting and backstory.

    XA19: Is 3D Printing the Hobby Messiah?

    XA19: Is 3D Printing the Hobby Messiah?

    This is a Deepthought-style chat where Hydra and I take a deep dive on the topic of 3D sculpting and printing: what it means for the Hobby, whether it's GW's fault we're all mad for it, and whether it will deliver on every hobbyist's dream of unlimited awesome models?

    Though this was originally recorded as a video, it's just a conversation, so you won't be missing any reference images. If you've got thoughts about this topic, please share them with me on the Instagram post about this episode, the YouTube video ( https://youtu.be/j3tXpd3kli8 ) , or send me an email at modernsynthesist@gmail.com

    And I'd PARTICULARLY love to hear from you about topics you'd like to see us do similar deep dives on.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    XA18: Talking Hobby & Iran with The_Zolak

    XA18: Talking Hobby & Iran with The_Zolak

    Our thanks to The_Zolak for joining us on the recent episode of the Creature Conference to update us on what is going on in Iran right now, and how we can help.

    Here's the link to the Amnesty International petition Sam referenced:
    https://www.amnesty.org/en/petition/end-the-protest-bloodshed-in-iran/

    And here's Sam's profile if you'd like to get additional information:
    https://www.instagram.com/the_zolak/

    • 1 hr 23 min
    XA E17: Kroot Killteam Review

    XA E17: Kroot Killteam Review

    Here's a deep dive into my thoughts on the new Kroot models that were recently previewed. I talk about my history with Kroot, what I like about the kit, and where I think there could be some improvements. 

    If you'd like to watch the video version of this review, find it here: https://youtu.be/k0n4JwMYREY

     Mentioned in this episode:
    http://www.modernsynthesist.com/2012/02/kroot-tyranid-hunter.html http://www.modernsynthesist.com/2020/03/the-siege-of-pech-krootvasion-of.html https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/undevoured/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/nickygrillet/ 

    If you'd like to support me on Patreon, here's my profile: https://www.patreon.com/modernsynthesist

    • 32 min
    E16: The Hive Mind reacts to Parasite of Mortrex

    E16: The Hive Mind reacts to Parasite of Mortrex

    Here's a cut from our recent Creature Conference episode where we gathered together a collection of Tyranid artists to react to the reveal of Games Workshop's first new Tyranid model in nearly 8 years: The Parasite of Mortrex! We also touch on how we did with our predictions for this nid in Episode 14 of the podcast.

    Our commentators, in order of appearance:

    Bits of Bocks - https://www.instagram.com/bitsofbocks/
    Symbio Joe - https://www.instagram.com/symbiojoe/
    Barghest - https://www.instagram.com/hivefleetbarghest/
    Tactical D Bag - https://www.instagram.com/tacticaldbag/
    Hive Fleet Moloch - https://www.instagram.com/hivefleetmoloch/
    Peter EvilEye - https://www.instagram.com/peter_evileye/
    Hive Fleet Horror - https://www.instagram.com/hivefleet_horror/
    Flynnhammer- https://www.instagram.com/flynnhammer/
    Hydra - https://www.instagram.com/4ydra/
    Modern Synthesist - https://www.instagram.com/modernsynthesist/

    You can also watch the video version of this episode here: https://youtu.be/mp9Jtx-wDDE

    • 36 min
    E15: Project Arvus Charity Draw for Ukraine

    E15: Project Arvus Charity Draw for Ukraine

    Here's a short cut from last week's episode of the #CreatureConference, all about the Hydra/Momma Negan charity event for Ukraine: Project Arvus.

    If you'd like to find out more about how to support #ProjectArvus, the best place is likely Momma Negan's Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/mommanegan/

    • 16 min
    E14: Incoming Tyranids - Rumours, Expectations, & Wishlisting

    E14: Incoming Tyranids - Rumours, Expectations, & Wishlisting

    Here's a supercut of our discussions about Tyranid rumours from the #CreatureConference  over the last couple of months, as well as all of our hopes for what we'll see in the upcoming Tyranid release wave. 

    If you'd like to share your own hopes and dreams for a Tyranid wave, head over to the Modern Synthesist Instagram and share them in the comments on this post.

    • 50 min

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Hey, this is awesome. Kitbashing, converting and sculpting are some of the most rewarding aspects of the miniature hobby. Love hearing discussion around this.

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