What program do you use to make your own weapons and characters? I know you can purchase packages from the marketplace but how can you make your own?
There are alot of modelling packages out there, you dont have to use the big pricey ones if you dont want to. I personally use 3dsmax as well but theres Sketchup and Blender if you want a cheaper alternative.
For characters you may want to use Maya since Epic has tools for UE4 which support it in regards to animation, that could extend to weapons but Ive noticed ZBrush gaining popularity for not just character modeling but also weapons.