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    blinky465
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    I’ve spanked quite a lot on Patreon this month. But as I don’t know how things are going to pan out work-wise over the coming months, I thought I’d spend it while I had it! There are a couple that I stick with each month, just because… well, it’s cyberpunk.

    Cyber Forge have some really cool-looking bikers this month. And they’ve started adding in themed scatter terrain: this month it’s a cyber-bar complete with robot bartender and pool table. After a bit of a wonky start, it’s nice to them focussing on character models.

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    What seems odd, then, is that Unit 9 – possibly one of the most consistent cyberpunk creators lately – seem to have gone off the boil for October. They have produced some amazing character models in recent weeks, and really set the bar as to what to expect. So this month’s offering felt a bit… meh, when it landed.

    Usually they’re hyping things up and getting us excited with previews of releases for the following month. But since early September they’ve gone quiet. We heard nothing about the October releases until they went live – and then there was no usual fanfare or promotion – it felt like it’d been sneaked out. A few marine troops and a large “dreadnought” looking thing?

    I’ll give them a pass this month, because their stuff to date has been so good. But it’s not like just about every other sci-fi creator across Patreon hasn’t already put out their own “marines” and shoulder-weapon-mounted-ED209-a-like, which makes this month’s minis feel like a bit of a cop-out

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    The other cyberpunk creator I usually support is Papsikels. I very nearly gave up on him a few months ago – static, boring poses, the same character repeated every month; but I’m glad I stuck with him, and his releases get better with every month. I wasn’t too sure about the “fantasy” element being introduced with non-human characters, but actually I think the cyber-troll character works quite nicely. The cubicle office furniture this month was a nice touch too.

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    I dip in and out of Anvil Digital Forge and am not really a fan of multi-part models. But this month’s release with so many modular parts was just too good to pass up. Sure, I’m going to have to bash the pieces together in MeshMixer before printing (I hate printing and gluing tiny little parts together) but the effort is going to be worth it – there are so many possibilities with this month’s release

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    Albino Raven is a creator I stumbled upon a couple of months ago. They are producing modern soldiers. A bit like Anvil this month, I first signed up with them a few months ago because they did a bumper release month and had some nice modular, modern soldiers. I only planned to stick with them for a month, but the preview for October looked so interesting (they create throughout the month and release at the end of the month, so there are no pre-made previews before you commit your money) I couldn’t bring myself to cancel, in case I missed out on something really cool – a helichopter!

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    And lastly, it’s halloween at the end of this month. Quite a few creators are producing fantasy halloween minis (pumpkin-headed scarecrows and the like) but I just liked the confidence of PollyGrimm to put out an all-female spooky release this month. And, Mrs Blinky quite liked the Elvira-like mini and challenged me to learn to paint a translucent/sheer effect like nylon. As if I don’t have enough to be getting on with already!

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    lawnor
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    sundancer
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    @blinky465 That weird robot on the left of Cyber Forge on the first picture looks to me like one of those police robots from Fallout New Vegas… but militarized and on steroids XD

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    blinky465
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    Yeah, I’m never impressed with “big” miniatures. The clue is in the name – miniatures. I don’t get why people get so excited over “big stuff”. And it almost always just looks generic or like a rip-off from something else anyway.

    I was a bit critical of this month’s Cyber Forge for being a bit generic. But the preview for next month looks really interesting

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/november-preview-42779152

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    They’re going into the outer reaches, outside the city. And things are getting weird… I’ve not idea what “hardcore country” is – but it looks brilliant.

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    lawnor
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    I’ve finished updating the November PW

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