1,080 skins uploaded to the workshop this week, down from 1,200 or so last week. While the quantity of skins submitted has been slowing declining, the quality has been rapidly increasing, and competition for the ever elusive Approval is fierce. Here's the ten we most hope to see in the game this week.
This dear skull mask follows on the heels of last week's Plague Doctor and does an equally good job of turning an ordinary mesh into something special. We think TonyAER really nailed it with the feathers, the bird skull, and the American Indian tribal patterns woven into the top of the headdress. It really looks like the last thing you'd see as the sacrificial dagger flashes down.
The headdress is part of a set with boots and a poncho, which you can see in Tonyaer's workshop. Both look good, but the tassels in the boots seem flawed to us, and the poncho could use some scuffing up.
This hoodie is the top half of the Wasteland Guerrilla set by Nevil112. Overwhelmingly popular in the workshop, the public certainly backed a fantastic skin this time. Leather straps, shoulder and elbow pads, a heavy zipper, and leather reinforcement in the back make the skin look interesting and packed with detail.
Exenoxx offers this handgun painted a cheerful blue and yellow in a video game theme like his earlier approved vending machine skin by the same name, only this cute little toy blows holes through people.
Remember: No matter how many you shoot, there's always more Newmans coming at you. Buy the skin and go for the high score!
These are the pants that go with the Wasteland Guerrilla Hoodie set by Nevil112. As with the hoodie, there's lots of detail, like knee pads, muddy shins, and a leather harness with straps guaranteed to ride hard up into your crotch at just the wrong moment. While the skin looks great on its own, it will certainly look better as a set with the hoodie. Good luck, Nevil112!
A high quality bolt action rifle skin by Madroce. All materials look quite realistic--metal, cloth, and wood in a dark red and gunmetal gray color scheme. No gimmicks or cute details here, just a simple skin with clean lines and textures.
Graffiti king Estavos continues his Urban series with this armored door, painted on the outside to look like some kind of monster with lots of teeth, which is exactly where the view port opens when the lead begins to fly. Note the inside of the door has a completely different set of drawings than the outside, so be sure and visit the workshop to see all the images.
And now for something completely different from the Government. He's here to help. The top of this cap is made from two different kinds of ball skins (did I just write that?) stitched together to form an uncomfortable looking hat that doesn't breathe and cooks your brain in the sun. Fashion forces sacrifices on all of us.
The Coach Cap is another interesting skin from a promising new artist. We're looking forward to seeing what else Government comes up with in the coming weeks.
How would you like to carry this beast up three flights of stairs? Steve Dredd has produced an engraved and embellished refrigerator that could be mistaken for a time machine, or some sort of Steampunk wardrobe. We love the heavy metal, the iron bar door handle, and the small round window near the top of the door. It's a good looking and creative skin deserving of a spot on our top ten.
If you look closely at this helmet you will be astonished at the level of work and detail artist Steve Dredd put into this riot helmet mesh. There are cracks in the visor, rust symbols in the hatband, tiny drawings, paint spatters...just keep looking and you'll see more and more. Wow. Plus, seen straight on, the helmet looks really menacing, like a Texas Trooper in mirror shades. Best skin of the week!
This is a sheet metal door by Mishka. The door looks like it has been desperately repaired and reinforced again and again, the last thing standing between merciless armed raiders and your Inner Sanctum. Apt name.
Note there's an open window version on the workshop as well.