It isn't a huge cost, but when money is tight, money is tight. One of my 3d model painting utilities is tied to Photoshop, so keeping my subscription up only helps make sure I can make my models look better.
I am an artist wanting to get into the game making biz. I also wouldn't mind building a fan base/client base for my 3D models/animations. I will post my work here from time to time, but if you'd like to see the 3d models themselves, feel free to visit my sketchfab page at https://sketchfab.com/artbybradley or my Artstation page at https://artbybradley.artstation.com/ for a broader range of my artistic side.
Welcome aboard. I am currently working on creating weapons with the intention of putting them into a weapon pack for Unity or Unreal. It is a fun process and any support I get will help me continue to make more weapons.