Light week on the workshop, so a light week on the blog, too. But we still found a few diamonds in the rough for you. Best is the Hellbunker Door, by Johnnyoldboy.
This is the follup-up to TonyaeR and Odissey’s excellent Gearlord Assault Rifle from a couple weeks back. It’s a road sign set that takes its mesh seriously—it actually has road signs! It’s also got broken skulls, racing checks and old car parts, all as carefully detailed as you could wish for, and plenty dirty to boot. It’s super rusty, and just the sort of thing we like to see in the workshop.
The set’s got a coffee can helmet, road sign kilt, and this here vest. Together with the gun you’ll look like a true Mad Max desert raider, a technological savage from the radioactive ruins of the old world.
Next we have the Hellbunker door by Johnnyoldboy. Taking a page from last week’s successful Car Rug, Hellbunker is a cartoon-graffiti collage of images with a Rust monument theme on one side of the door. One side’s got the nuke plant, launch site, and death star, while the other’s a cheerfully violent skeleton cradling an old-school default AK in its bony arms.
The art style is a light-hearted graffiti that’s aggressive without the threat and viciousness of the real deal. Tons of detail here, and the two sides of the door are different so there’s lots to look at. Best of all it’s got the technical quality and control Johnnyoldboy brings to just about all his skins—Highly recommended!
It’s a Python! No wait, it’s a Desert Eagle! We mean, it’s a Python with an Eagle on the barrel, and it’s a Desert Eagle. That’s it. The eagle is white with black back-feathers outlined in red running down the barrel and around the cylinder while the handle is a heavy textured plastic in matching white. It’s a steely-eyed python of prey on the lookout for another victim, powerful, accurate, and pitiless.
We like the sharp, strong lines and attention to rust and wear. This skin looks good at close to medium ranges, very identifiable.
You gotta love this hatchet and pick axe combo by Sfonsper, an artist we think has come a long way in the last year or so. Both tools are characters, with an eye in the upper right of the blade and a long row of uneven, metallic teeth. Both sport a necktie at the top of the handle, just under the blade, which lends a certain respectability to an otherwise comical character. The handle is “dressed” in well-articulated leather, tiny studs fastening the clothes in place.
It’s hard to look at the two tools with laughing, and we think the pickaxe is funnier, even if it is harder to “see” the character. Two great skins keeping it Rusty, guaranteed to cheer you up while you work.
Now a creative new door and box set by Nnastysun, a new artist on the workshop this week. Casino Box looks like something you’d find in the bandit town, with a grubby gambling felt and cards stretched on top of an old wooden box. Card suit symbols are nailed to the sides, and you can imagine grizzled Rust survivors hunched over the box and playing for scrap or extra bullets, eyeing one another warily, ready for any false move.
The box came with a matching sheet metal door that you could use to set up your own “casino”, but we thought the edges around the door were were poorly detailed, so it wasn’t quite ready for prime time. The door also glowed in the dark to no purpose we could see.
But the box is a gem we’d love to see in the game. Fantastic work on the wood grain and metal trimmings, great wear and tear!
Last we have the Illuminati Metal Door by LittleRanger. The all seeing eye stares from the radiant disk of a half sun frame, watching your every move, sensing your every thought. The door frame supports are crooked and disjointed, and nothing is as it seems. Use the secret knock and remember your countersign, the Secret Masters suffer no incompetents or fools.
Skin quality on this door is decent but nothing special. It’s the eye and patterns we like, and we think it would look great in all kinds of role-playing or mysterious situations. The door would fit in well with last week’s approved Divinity Set, also by LittleRanger.