Wednesday is Platinum Club release day. Actually, I should be writing Platinum Club Plus, but many of us haven’t yet made the switch so still have access to the $1.99 price on new items as well as the older ones. I would have been happy to change to the PC+, but it seems at the moment the only way to get a discount on a PA store is to buy two new releases out of a small selection, on a day when the PA you want to shop with is a featured store. While it’s not as complicated as it sounds when written out, it does mean spending quite a bit to then save money by spending even more. So my verdict at the moment is that PC+ benefits regular spenders with a sizable hobby/business budget, but that the low-income hobbyists and self-employed will have to sit and watch from the sidelines.
Never mind, the annual PA sale should be happening in just under 4 weeks. I have a feeling DAZ is keeping back new releases for that, as there is now only a trickle of them into the store. Two (so far today): a Lee add-on and an archery prop.
On the bright side, there are a stack of freebies up for grabs at the moment on top of that Hookah (weekly freebie) and the UFO (monthly PC freebie). Some were already free but just quietly lurking, waiting to be discovered. Others were only free with specific purchases but have now joined the fun. I’ll list them all below. I’ve used today as the start date as this was the day they were advertised, although some of you might have picked them up before now.
Fast Grab has lost the ogres, and sees the return of the Celts. However, nothing there we haven’t already seen in the last couple of weeks.
You can find the regular (and permanent) free models on the Freebies Page. The temporary ‘Summer of Freebies’ giveaways are listed below and can be found via the banner on the store homepage.
On Sale Today on DAZ3D: Wednesday 6th
|Start||End||Deal||Model||Vendor||Price USD||You Save|
|1st||31st||Monthly Freebie||UFO||petipet||Free for PC||$16.95|
|5th||11th||Weekly Freebie||Vapor Pens and Hookah||Valandar||Free*||$9.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Toon Fighter Hornet||Valandar||Free||$9.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Robot Rem||petipet||Free||$16.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Alien Module||Nathy||Free||$12.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Slime Beast||Valandar||Free||$7.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Rock Demon||midnight stories||Free||$11.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Big Time Tools||Valandar||Free||$10.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Cinco de Lime-o||DAZ3D||Free||$2.99|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Tech Staves||Valandar||Free||$11.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Diner Food 3||blondie9999||Free||$14.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Candle Collection||ARTCollab||Free||$8.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Boots for Genesis||Ravenhair||Free||$16.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Air Bike||petipet||Free||$16.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Unicycle Bob||petipet||Free||$16.95|
|6th||6th||‘Daily’ Freebie||Steam Truck Red Bizon||petipet||Free||$16.95|
|6th||6th||Fast Grab||Age of Warriors: Celt 1||Betomelo||$7.49||$17.46|
|6th||6th||Fast Grab||Age of Warriors: Celt 2||Betomelo||$7.49||$17.46|
|4th||6th||Gift Card Discount||Gift Card||DAZ3D||Spend $30+||8%|
|31st||6th||Fast Grab||Heracles for Genesis||Lesthat, Val3dart||$7.49||$17.46|
|31st||6th||Fast Grab||Percy for Genesis||Lesthat, Val3dart||$7.49||$17.46|
|29th July||6th||Fast Grab||Sexy Stinger||Mystique-||$3.59||$8.36|
|21st Jul||6th Aug||Category Sale||765 Victoria4 Items||DAZ3D||Various||80% (86% PC)|
|21st Jul||6th Aug||Category Sale||243 Michael4 Items||DAZ3D||Various||80% (86% PC)|
New Today on DAZ3D: Wednesday 6th
Just the two items so far today:
- What a Character for Lee6 by Cris Palomino. ZBrush and Modo sculpted morphs for Lee gives him 24 different head and face options, which can be mixed and matched for endless combinations. I like this kind of morph set and this one certainly provides plenty of variety with different nose sizes along with distinctive new faces.
- Classic Recurve Bow Smart Prop and Poses by FirstBastion. Smart props make it easy to use weaponry like this, but the 20 poses makes it even easier. With a set like this, you can be confident that your archery technique is correct, which will in turn give your art more realism.
New To Platinum Club (Plus) This Week: August 6th – 12th
- Corvidae Dress for G2F by Mada and Sarsa. An unusual long dress from this talented duo, the Corvidae gown has pretty bead detail. Because long dresses are difficult to pose, it also has some handy skirt poses. The default texture is a cool aqua with pretty turquoise and coral look beads.
- Aslaug by Moyra. Alternative textures for the above dress, one dark and one with a golden seashore theme. The black and silver gown has a feather look surface and is inspired by the crow that lends its name to the dress. The gold gown gives a glamourous edge to the fishing net robe worn by the girl in the legend (the tale is told on the product’s page).
- Norsemen I for Viking by Sarsa. A pair of extra textures for the Viking outfit for G2M. One a little more fine, the other unmistakably rustic, both add realism to historical scenes.
- Concert Crowd Poses by FeralFey. A clever idea for poses, with a bonus set of 4 expressions. These 16 poses and 2 couple poses look full of life and are a lot of fun! Unmissable if you create crowd scenes.