May 2022 Patreon Collection

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This is month 2 of our Pirate Crew, and what pirate collection would be complete without a sea monster?? The Dire Clam is an eldritch horror borne of Erin and Paul’s imaginations, and I hope it makes a perfect BBEG (or display piece) for everyone! We also have more colorful crew members, like the surly Budgekin Bosun, the Cavy Pirate Cook, a big platy Navigator, some chaotic Pyraja, and an adorable fishy to complete your inevitable high-seas diorama. 

TheBetaMarie has once again created a stellar set of bases in both square and circular format, this time with the theme of a deserted island! I’m sure this is the pirate cove where The Budgerigar weighs anchor, a mysterious place with ancient stone carvings and temple ruins. And of course, renders by Calrais!

Some of you will be earning your third month in May, so watch out for the updated MMF files. You should receive a notification, but if you don’t, check your Library -> Objects shared with me. Patrons of April will receive their MMF files in early May. If you want to download/print during the month, make sure to use the Dropbox link to grab the files.

Our throwbacks have some fishy fiends for the pirate crew to fight against, as well as a classic mini (Temur), and Acharya the Noctuoidea moth mage! You might want to check out Black Magic Craft’s video where he created a Feywild scene for Acharya using only dollar store materials. 

To check out the complete lore, there’s our trusty CobraCompendium, which includes the numbered listing of all our collections so far.

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For April, we’re trying out something new and exciting for our patrons: Loyalty Bonuses! Anyone who has ever been subscribed for 3 or more months (can be non-consecutive), will receive a special Bonus model, The Budgerigar! This platy pirate ship has a removable bottom so you can set it flat on the table, or you can put it on a stand to display it in all its glory. Sculpted by Heriberto Valle from Capsule Chibi, we commissioned him to make us something really special and he didn’t disappoint! From now on, any patron who has 3 months of patronage will receive this model. If you don’t have 3 months yet, staying in the patreon for the appropriate number of months will do the trick. For now we’ll use MMF to distribute it, so it should start appearing in peoples’ MMF accounts around mid-April. Every month I’ll be adding new emails to the MMF shared object as people reach their 3 month mark.

Of course, what’s a pirate ship without a crew? We have a whole cast of merry troublemakers, including our fearless Captain, an artillerist, a swashbuckling octopus with a mild platy-partner, and peg-legged bard pirate. Not to mention the mischeivous monkeys operating the mortar! Unfortunately the ship was made at the same time as a the crew, so we weren’t able to make it accommodate all the minis. But perhaps the fair Budgerigar has been beached and our crew is on land, to go with the fabulous bases and terrain scatter this month!

TheBetaMarie brought the best this month again, with shipwreck and pier themed bases, along with a little pirate cove terrain and some treasure. I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone will use these awesome bases… And of course, our ever-growing number of renders are done by Calrais, who has lately been creating some really fun models of her own over on Thingiverse!

This month we have a Cross-Promo with Night Owl 3D, a new patreon launched by one of our very own Cobras, Sa’iraa from the Discord! They’ve generously shared a Thri-Kreen warrior and pet on a custom base, which you can download from our Patron Download dropbox. Just look for the folder named “Cross Promo Night Owl 3D” πŸ™‚

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This month we went back to our roots; Hanzaki! One of our first fans was an account on Instagram called Mander Mayhem, who loved our Hanzaki so much he commissioned a 3d print before we even had our Patreon set up. Since then, these little salamander ninjas have been one of our fan favorites. So it was fitting that we created a collection around them for our 2nd Anniversary, along with a new Ryujin mob-boss to order them around. Erin also sculpted the fantastical throne setup of the Ryujin, a gigantic set piece that is not for the faint of heart. For size reference, a Ryujin is about 120mm tall, making the set piece around 240mm! We’ve cut it apart with the intention of fitting most standard size printers, but it may take awhile…

We also have a wonderful Hanzaki Tea Shop building this month, from Kittifizz. With the design from Paul Ferret, she created the perfect hangout spot for all your collected Hanzaki πŸ˜€

TheBetaMarie went wild this month with the bases, creating 2 sets that are almost like scenic flats! Believe it or not, like all our bases, they can be printed supportless if you put them flat on the print bed. TheBetaMarie test prints her bases every month to make sure you don’t need anything extra to print them. The same goes for the scatter decoration bits she provided this month, to help fill out your Hanzaki Tea Shop. And as usual, Calrais has done our lovely renders.

We have several Cross-Promos lined up for March, which we’ll be talking about as we go through the month. But our first one is with Mojibake, who is running a froggy Kickstarter. I’ll be doing a post soon to highlight them, and the 3 cute frogs they shared with our patrons this month!

You can check out the full lore on the CobraCompendium, or read the Month Preview Post on Patreon.

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This month’s collection is all about Tengu, specifically this band of outlaw Tengu (the Yugiri Outlaws), who hide in the bamboo forest of the same name. This ragtag band of thieves and vagabonds are lead by none other than Usagibo, the child prodigy favored by the Bunny Mask Yokai of the forest. Each of these characters has their own story to tell, and I think this would be an awesome encounter for a creative DM, whether they come in purely as enemies, or as an uneasy alliance to help them on their way to a greater purpose. We also have TWO surprise minis for the Lunar New Year that will get unveiled on the 1st πŸ‘€

We strayed a bit far from most of the concepts that Paul provided for this month, but kept the overall feel of the group sketch he made. I don’t want to show it because we might end up using those designs for future tengu! Kotenbo, the mask-on-mask tengu, is the closest match to his sketches, while Erin took the size ratios of the others and ran wild with it. 

TheBetaMarie has once again done a fantastic job with the bases and scatter this month, with the wonderful thematic bases that can be printed supportless (flat on the build plate)! The Torii Gate will require supports due to the giant tassels, but the supported file for that should be arriving soon. Lovely renders were created by Calrais, as usual. 

This month we have a Cross-Promo with Goonmaster, but not for his patreon… It’s for his Basing Bits Kickstarter! He’s generously offered some samples for our patrons to try, and is about to launch his Kickstarter for even more. I know how much fun everyone has with our 40pc Decorations Pack, so I’m sure this will be a great way to expand your kitbashing capabilities.

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This month’s minis are all from the Kutugha Steppe, mainly the home of the Ariche, and the newly discovered boar-people, the Goksagu. The Goksagu are some-times enemies of the Ariche, due to their nature-destroying mines and refineries, while the Ariche worship nature-gods and have deep ties to the land. The three little pigs seem to have a lot of patron fans though, so we’ll be sure to expand on them in future months πŸ˜‰ In the rush to post the previews, I realized that I left out some of the awesome concept art that Paul Ferret made for us. Make sure to look at all the images in the post to see those too! Special thanks to Dewbug, who is our resident Ariche scholar/fan, and the one who has been pushing for Boarzerkers pretty much since he joined 🀣

We have 32 custom bases again this month, in circular and square format, courtesy of the fabulous TheBetaMarie! She also helped sculpt some of the details on the Ariche Beast Riders, including elements of the pack and clothing (although the “signature feature” of the Ariche was added by Yours Truly). And lovely renders were done by Calrais, as usual.

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December is all about the Ciorcal Druids, who have sadly been neglected ever since Mosbir’s release waaaay back in Collection 03 (May 2020). He was a bit of an anomaly as a mostly-human in a world of exclusively anthropomorphic characters, and we had trouble thinking of a fresh and new direction for Druids and their plant friends. As you know, we don’t really travel the beaten path here at Cobra HQ! But Druids are a pretty thoroughly explored topic, so it took a lot of brainstorming from Paul, Erin, and myself to get something we were comfortable with. I still feel like we could have gone even further if we had more time… Nonetheless, I’m proud of the collection we put together, and I think this month’s minis will strike a nice balance for our DMs who can always use more BBEG’s for their campaigns, as well as our painters hungry for unique figures. There may be a special Holiday Surprise near the end of the month as well…

Our super star base and terrain master, TheBetaMarie, went above and beyond this month to bring you SQUARE BASES!! This is pretty awesome, because we’ve had sporadic requests for square bases ever since we started. That means you have twice as much base goodness this month, all thanks to the Patron Saint of Furbies (seriously, when are you releasing that sculpt?) And our lovely renders were done by Calrais as usual, queen of random. By the way, both were recruited from our Discord channel where we have many artists sharing 3D tips and tricks, painting advice and new work, and also host our Cobra Corps Weekly Painting Club. Right now they’re smack in the middle of painting Libang Xian, Xueren Immortal (but you can still join if you want to catch up). Meetings happen on Thursday evenings (US time) in the voice chat. It’s a really nice way to structure your painting, and also paint together with fellow artists. To join the channel, connect your patreon account with these instructions: https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us/articles/212052266-Get-my-Discord-role 

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November 2021 Patreon Collection

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October just flew by for us over at Cobra HQ. Between working on the bus and getting the release ready, we’ve been pretty busy. Erin also hurt his back and had to take a day to lie in bed. I think the unsupported files will still be ready on the 1st as usual, but supported files will come a little bit later since we gave them to Atlas late. 

This month, Paul helped us sculpt the YuanYang Noble, and I think it turned out fantastic. We have quite a full collection of minis this month, with each grouping consisting of 3 or more figures! We also got a big lore chunk for the Feixian, a mysterious crane-folk who we previously had only seen one character from. I hope everyone will enjoy bird month for November πŸ˜€

As usual, our lovely bases and terrain were sculpted by TheBetaMarie, who even made a little chicken lair for our C. Rex (Rhacos). I’m loving the character of this set of bases, and can’t wait to see them printed out. Calrais did our renders for us last minute (bless her), so we could get the post together today!

Our Cross-Promo this month is with Naga Minis, who is also one of our patrons and a frequenter of our CobraCorps painting club! Adli and Sarah are an awesome team, and you should definitely check out their work if you like cute anthropomorphic characters. More info about what we’ll  be getting from Naga should be coming this week.

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October is all about Spooky Mikata. We delved into some of the more mystical and frightening creatures of the wetlands this time, and I think this collection is probably one of our best yet in terms of potential TTRPG encounters. I’m really excited to see these minis get painted up. We’ve been working with a Concept Artist, Paul Ferret, to help us get deeper iterations and more ideas. It’s been working splendidly, and I think it’s also fun to show the development sketches that we use to base the sculpts on. Erin always ends up putting his own spin on things, but having a more defined vision always helps him to focus down his efforts.

We have a Mystery Halloween Bonus from TheBetaMarie coming later this month, which everyone should be excited about!! We were dying from the Cobra Camp series πŸ˜‚ She did all of our stellar bases and plop terrain again, taking inspiration from Japanese graveyards. And our beautiful renders are by Calrais πŸ™‚

Our cross-promo this month is with 3DArtDigital, but even we don’t know what the files are going to be yet! Keep your eyes peeled for our highlight post to see what’s in store…

This month’s Lore is pretty fun, and if you want to read more of the background lore behind the Mikata Wetlands, you can do so in our Cobra Compendium, which also has a full numbered list of our collections to date. You can read just this month’s lore on our Patreon Post!

 

 

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I’m not ready for Summer to end, but here we are, in September already. It’s already starting to feel a little brisk in Northern Minnesota ? Thinking of the cold weather ahead, we couldn’t help but visit Qian Sheng Shan, the Thousand Sacred Mountains, where the kung fu Yetis (called Xueren) live. Our collection is themed around contrasts; the brutish powerful Qi Wangmu (super saiyan yeti) and her counterpoint, the elegantly evil Libang Xian, and the youthful Jiang YiYa vs the old hermit, Blind Zhenren. Special shout out to Zephyr, who helped us with the naming of all the characters! Since Erin and I don’t know Chinese, it was really awesome to have a native speaker help us out with the naming. Zephyr added so many subtleties and extra meanings to the lore by referencing Chinese legends and stories, and I feel like it created more richness to each character background. Really amazing!

Once again we have a lovely selection of custom bases and a scatter piece sculpted by TheBetaMarie, our freelance sculptor, and wonderful renders by Calrais. Both of them were scouted from our Discord channel, where many people have been quickly progressing on their 3D modeling skills! If you have questions about sculpting or modeling, make sure you swing by.

This month’s Cross-Promo is with GoonMaster Games, someone we’ve been admiring ever since we started our Patreon. GoonMaster has generously shared their Ninja Cat mini, a definite rival to our own Ninja Salamanders! I really appreciate the whimsical sense of humor from their sculpts, and I hope you all do too. I’ll be doing a highlight post later this month about them, if you want to know more.

To read the lore this month, check out the end of our Patreon Post!

 

 

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august 2021 Patreon Collection

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For August release, we teamed up with the brilliant team behind Heliana’s Guide to Monster Hunting to gauge how popular a supplemental STL release would be. They raised over $1.8m to create this incredible 5E  adventure book, and we’re hoping that the minis will generate the same passion that their incredible book did. These designs were created by Jess Jackdaw, and will have an adventure module + stats, maps, and all kinds of goodies in the final Heliana’s book, written and illustrated by Loot Tavern, Humperdink’s Wares, and Jess Jackdaw. They asked that we use the names and lore from Heliana’s to prevent confusion, so for those who want the Canon stuff, make sure to scroll down to read it!

Edit: I forgot to mention that our beautiful bases and terrain are once again sculpted by the talented TheBetaMarie! I’m in love with that crystal one especially, and I think these will be really fun to paint ? We’re also getting our stellar renders from Calrais, another talented artist we scouted from our Discord. If you’re interested in learning 3d modeling/sculpting, the Discord is a great place to hang out. 

Our Cross-Promo for August is from Drunken Dwarf, a tiny new Patreon with some serious sculpting chops! We were super impressed with the quality of the models, and want to share their awesome work with all our patrons (who, in my opinion, are obviously connoisseurs of the miniature space). They’ve generously given us a Draugr Berserker and a Draugr Archer, which will be available through the Patron Download Link when it goes up.

To read the lore this month, check out the end of our Patreon Post!

This release is only available to backers of Heliana’s Guide to Monster Hunting after August!

 

 

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July 2021 Patreon Collection

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July has a PANGOLIN! This has been a running request in our Discord for awhile, half-joking because we wanted to torture Erin with sculpting all the scales. Truly insane, he hand textured every single one separately. I think Erin’s crazy love of sculpting details is what really sets our collections apart from the other Patreon’s out there, along with his signature style. Please let him know what you think in the comments! We read every single one, and your excitement helps fuel him on days when he’s been sculpting for 15 hours straight ?

Waqia the pangolin has his own impressive shop building with tons of bits to mix and match. We also have our beautiful elf duo and their respective animal companions, a crafty old Ifrit, and our awesome throwbacks (40pc decorations pack, Burilgi, and Glima the travelling chemist). 

There will be even more surprises this month as we near 4th of July, as well as our 2nd Summer Surprise, all courtesy of TheBetaMarie! She really hit it out of the park this month with the bases, terrain, and these hilarious surprise extras. I can’t wait to see what everyone will do with these ones…

We have a cross-promo with White Werewolf Tavern also, who has generously provided us with their sculpt of Maletta, the Crow Mother in bust form. We’ll be posting about them again on the 8th, in case anyone misses this.

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June 2021 Patreon Collection

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This month we’re exploring the Twilight Forest, which is the home of the creepy and mildly sinister Noctuoidea and their nemeses, the Fidelium. They have an amazing history that you can read about in the CobraCompendium. Erin and I actually played a game of Microscope during quarantine in order to flesh out their back story! Our feature sculpt this month, the Noctuoidea Pontifex (dubbed the Moth Pope during development), is a massive multipart print that’s perfect for those of you who love a challenge. All of our figures this month are roughly human size 35mm, so you can just imagine how big Psilomonedes is…

We also have wonderful bases and terrain from TheBetaMarie, our superstar sculptor from our very own Discord! Make sure to check out her stuff on MyMiniFactory and show her some love πŸ™‚ She also made the mystery models that we’re saving for the Summer Solstice on June 20th, so make sure you check back near the end of June to see the big reveal!

Our Painting Contest for June is going to have some really cool prizes this time around too. We’re still finalizing everything, but watch out for the announcement soon ?

CobraShare, our cloud service for distributing the files, is getting sooooo close to being done! SneakyCrow has been working nonstop on getting it ready. We were hoping that we could launch at the end of May, but some unexpected issues came up (as usual). But! I think we will be starting to test with some patrons very soon. Stay tuned!

 

 

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This month is our biggest release ever, with a whopping 14 models and 16 bases, plus a plop terrain. We also have 2 heavy hitters in our Throwbacks this month, Norinaga and Xu Zhen. May is going to be a good month for all our Cobras πŸ˜€

We have bases this month from Johannes Burstrom and TheBetaMarie (a superstar 3d modeler from our Discord). Johannes made the seashell and wreckage bases, as well as the octopus plop terrain. Our brand new artist, TheBetaMarie, made the river rock and river dock bases! She’s often active in our 3d modeling chat, so come by and say hi πŸ™‚

Ben Green, our 5E Stats-maker, is still on hiatus as he battles tax returns as an accountant (the deadline got extended due to the COVID confusion). He’s starting to think about those stats that he missed though, so hopefully we’ll see more of his awesome and creative 5E stat blocks soon.

If you’re interested in the CobraMode Universe Lore, take a look at our CobraCompendium, the central lore document for all our minis. There’s also a full numbered listing of all the releases we’ve done at the very end of the doc, for the completionists out there. 

 

 

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For April Release, we have our first ever bust! It seems it’s a tad, uh, bigger than a standard bust, but that just let Erin pack more details in πŸ˜€ At 121mm tall (to the top of the sword), this Hanzaki bust is just covered in beautiful textures, and I’m sure painters will really enjoy the larger size. 

This month, we also contracted Johannes BurstrΓΆm to make our bases and plop terrain. Welcome, Johannes! I really like his whimsical flair, and though his background is in low poly video game art, he’s taken to mini sculpting like a duck to water.

We have 2 Cross-Promos this month, with Nova Minis and VoidRealm! These two are smaller patreons, each with their own specific focus. Nova Minis creates monsters for your tabletop campaigns, while VoidRealm is creating cosmic horror! We’ll be posting some individual highlights about each of these creators in early April πŸ™‚

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Y’all. It’s March. COBRAMODE’S BIRTHDAY!!!

We started this journey last year at the beginning of March 2020, which now seems like a thousand years ago. Needless to say, it’s been a wild ride. I can’t express to you all how grateful we are for your support, whether you’ve just joined or have been with us since the beginning. The love in the comments, the entries from our Painting Contest, and all your messages, social media posts of prints and paints, and hilarious chats in the Discord have kept us alive and laughing even through some really difficult times. I’m so glad that we have this community! I know I say this every month, but I also mean it every month. CobraMode has the best patrons, hands down!! You’ll know this for sure when you join our Discord channel, where people are sharing their printing and painting tips, working on their 3d models and kitbashing, and getting together every Thursday for the weekly Cobra Club painting session, where patrons paint 1 model for a whole month together. To join, follow the instructions here: https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us/articles/212052266-Get-my-Discord-role 

This month we have a great cross-promo with Twin Goddess Miniatures, who makes some of the most lovely and lively sculpts. I’ve always admired their unique style and how illustrative the poses and details are.  And I love some of the more innovative sculpts they’ve made, like their spell effects genasi, and a really cool mycelium cloak. They’ve shared with us their Aarakocra and Harpy models, which are a fun complement to our animal characters! For our family-oriented patrons, they do have quite a few pinup style minis, but are balanced with female characters of all kinds and presentations, from cute witches to hardened barbarians. 

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