A Modern Synthesist podcast about creativity in the Warhammer 40k universe. We chat mostly about sculpting and conversions, but also about painting and backstory.
EP 12 - No Hate in the Hobby, or Warhammer is for Everyone [ver. 1.2]
I discuss Games Workshops recent statement about how hate has no place in the hobby with Hydra and Flynnhammer. As you might guess from the episode title, it's not much of a step forward, and we'll discuss why.
Also, trying something new with this one as this episode of the podcast is lifted from a conversation we had in last week's #CreatureConference Hobby Stream. But it was a really great conversation, so I think it works pretty well for a podcast episode.
Hope it works for you!
EP11 - New Orks & Hobby with GrimNGribbly
Got the chance to chat with one of our favourite hobbyists, GrimNGribbly, about what he thinks about the new reveals for Orks, how he got into the hobby, and what he's working on now. He's also the first to take our mad new Xenos Proust Questionnaire.
NOTE: We also recorded the video for this episode, so if you want to see the photos we chat about, you can also check out the video version on YouTube:
EP 10: The Tyranid Creature Conference
In our ongoing interest in Tyranid design, we bring together Hydra and Hive Fleet Moloch to chat about just that. On this episode, we review the more modern parts of the Tyranid line, and Mr. Pink has a special surprise for the two of them at the end.
Just an FYI: this episode was made for video, so it might not be ideal for an audio format, so we wanted to be up front about that. If you're interested in seeing the video, it's up on the Modern Synthesist YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/r5dLq5Le3ys
EP 9: Sexy Warhammer Ladies
In this episode of the Xenos Alchemist podcast, we speak to hobbyists Norn.Queen, LadyDothPaints, and Hivefleet_Horror about what life is like for women in the #WarhammerCommunity.
From Warhammer For Everyone to Gatekeeping, to sexy warhammer lady Only Fans accounts, our topics run the gamut, and we finish up with some suggestions on how to make the community more welcome for lady hobbyists.
Ep 8: Kroot love for Krootoberfest
To kick-off #Krootoberfest, we had a chat with That.Kroot.Guy and Ironbeak_Mercenaries, the two Kroot die hards who created the Siege of Pech on Instagram, as well as Koszkamade, who was one of the first artists to join the Siege.
Though Adepticon got cancelled by COVID, the Siege of Pech project is alive, well, and growing strong. In this episode, we learn how these Kroot fans got their start, what inspired the Siege, and what's next for the group project in the form of Krootoberfest.
If you're the kind of person who loves Kroot, this is the podcast episode for you!
EP 7: Hive Fleet Moloch: An Exclusive Interview
For our next video episode of the Xenos Alchemist podcast, we speak to one of the most well-known Tyranid artists around: Hive Fleet Moloch / Marco Schulze!
His conversions—featured in the Codex, White Dwarf magazines, and even the Forgeworld Imperial Armour Four: The Anphelion Project book—launched a thousand hive fleets. But never has there been an in-depth interview with this Tyranid vanguard organism. Until now!
In this episode, we review Moloch's start in the hobby, his time collaborating with the Games Workshop studio, his time away from the hobby, and what brings him back today.
If you're interested in reading up on Hive Fleet Moloch's history, or checking out more photos of his models, the best place to find them is Moloch's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/hivefleetmoloch/
I have also catalogued some of Hive Fleet Moloch and Hive Fleet Ouroboros' history on the Modern Synthesist website: http://www.modernsynthesist.com/search/label/Hive%20Fleet%20Moloch
Other artists we mention in this episode include...
The Hydra / Simon Schnitzler: https://www.instagram.com/4ydra/
Bocks / Bits of Bocks / Tom Box: https://www.instagram.com/bitsofbocks/
Blackheart Sculpting: https://www.instagram.com/blackheart_sculpting/
As well as the cosplay organizations Marco is a part of:
Also, if you're interested in watching the video version of this episode, it's available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VjqmCyj6M9U
NOTE: We recorded this episode was recorded a few months back, so there may be some temporal...inconsistencies.