The Workshop was humming along this week with tons of excellent submissions. That means the Top Ten is ten again, and they're good ones, too. Our favorite: The Badboy Set, by TonyaeR and Odissey.
If you like a lot of detail in your skins, you’ve come to the right pair of artists. TonyaeR and Odissey consistently produce some of the sharpest and most carefully crafted skins in the Rust workshop, and we shudder to think of the hours that must go in to the work.
This set is no exception, and includes boots, gloves, pants, and this here hoodie. The attention to detail and the number of features are phenomenal, and include shoulder pads, biker logos, straps, studs, strings, zipper, belts, armbands, pockets, chains, and leather. Colors and contrasts are pleasing, and the individual set pieces work well together. Perfect!
This light but powerful submachine gun features a fierce fighting wasp on the body and stock, along with faux honeycomb and plenty of rust. It’s in good repair, though, and the plucky little wasp will make you float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee.
It’s good to see an MP5 skin on the workshop—they’re not as popular as they once were. We suppose getting shot by an MP5 isn’t a harmless wasp sting, or even a punch in the face by the Champ, but the gun just doesn’t have the stopping power of the mighty AK. Still, there’s a lot to be said for rapid rate of fire and low recoil of the MP5. Maybe Facepunch should drop the crafting cost in the game.
By TonyaeR and Odissey
Bumble Bee reminds us of an earlier riot helmet by the same artist, the excellent Furious Raider. It’s got the same opaque face mask and round “eyes” as the earlier helmet, but this time with an angry bee theme. Two metal antennae sprout from the forehead like raised eybrows against black and yellow stripes, and two round, angry eyes glare out at the world. A row of jagged metal teeth lay below, and the entire cast of the helmet radiates menace and comedy in equal measure.
The eyes also glow a soft orange in the dark. We’re not a big fan of glowy stuff, but these glowing eyes definitely add to the character of the skin, and provides just the touch needed to make a good skin great.
Krovv’s been on a roll recently, and we think this here double barrel shotgun really nails it with a pirate theme, corroded brass fittings and baroque emblems and imagery everywhere. The barrels are decorated like a pirate’s cannons, and the sanded wood stock depicts waves, wind, and whales.
The artist took the time to provide some excellent screen shots and diagrams for the Buccaneer Twins, definitely worth a look in his workshop. Drop by and see for yourself!
Following the Buccaneer Twins inspiration, Krovv moved on to the Last Blast, a weapon from the Buccaneers of the 17th century now finding its place in the ruins of the present. There’s little difference between a 17th century flintlock and a post apocalyptic Eoka, except that a flintlock was a lot more reliable.
This one’s got the same twisted metal barrel as the Buccaneer Twins, and also shares the baroque embellishment, the polished wood, and the little golden skulls at top. We included both these weapons on the top ten because they are so good looking, but not quite a set together.
The Judgement set is a metal face mask / chestplate combo by MaryJane420 and Badaxe from Hell. The theme is about imprisonment and silence, and you can see from the mask the wearer is a man of few words. The chest plate shows a vivid empty rib cage in the back and a screaming skull in the front, but lacks the direct, horrific simplicity of the mask.
Both are good pieces, if a bit fantastic, but the mask is what really makes it a good set. Down a player, then stand over him in silence while he bleeds out with nothing but this mask to see. Bwa ha ha ha!
The World Cup is upon us, and Krovv thought to provide the Rust community with a uniform. Now your whole clan can storm the castle wearing a bright, easy to identify uniform. Of course you’ll all be #10 Newman, but this is Rust, and silk screening and professional tailor services are a world away.
The set consists of a simple red t-shirt and shorts sporting the number 10 and the Newman name, with a couple of little Rust logos in the right places. It’s a bit too clean but otherwise well executed. Perhaps if this set gets accepted we could get another color for use in special events?
JohnnyOldBoy extended his famous Scrapper series of clothing, weapons, tools…and doors this week by adding this glowing armored door. It closely follows the over the top Scrapper style, with its grinning demons, tattered racing checks, and giant, jagged fangs. It’s the demon that glows of course, and the fangs, so you’ll know what kind of clan your dealing with when you come to the door.
Don’t forget that glow will attract all kinds of visitors, but what fun’s a base nobody ever attacks?
The Police Set is Badtrip’s extension of his earlier unapproved (yet popular!) Police Burlap Shirt and Pants. The two new entries are a metal chest plate and this here riot helmet. They’re simple but direct, with police wording and coloring that looks suspiciously homemade. Nevertheless, the equipment is unmistakable, and people who see you coming will know what to expect. It will be up to you get them to respect your authority.
Last up is Badaxe’s Corinthian Door, a follow-up to last week’s Trojan assault rifle, only this time from the other side of the legendary siege. The door features a full face Hoplite helmet atop a stylized sword and shield with a bright red jewel in the pommel. The background is a subdued red and yellow over lightly corrugated sheet metal. It’s a warrior’s door: grim, determined, and well acquainted with violence.
No lies or misdirection here. The door isn’t Friendly, and doesn’t pretend to be, either. We like the wear and rust, and the door should look good on just about any base.