A light week on the workshop, but quality. Lots of emphasis on boxes, Aztecs, Egyptians, Gods, Death and Demons. Our favorite: The Aztec Gold Door, by La Crampe. It's got most of that stuff.
The Savage's Box is a skin by LittleRanger that promises to be near and dear to the bloodthirsty hearts of Rust players everywhere. It's constructed from a soft, dark wood and studded with the bones of savages slower, less alert, and more trusting than the box maker. The rough wood is covered by the stinking skins of a variety of animals and held in place by crude, heavy nails.
The Savage's Box is a nice addition to any base, but looks best sitting on dirt in your filthy cave base. Fill it with the skulls of your enemies!
This sheet metal door matches La Crampe's approved Aztec Gold Chest from last month, but with a different set of weird and freaked out gods to keep watch. One seems genuinely happy for a change, while the other two look like hungry animal spirits. Minor gods or demons line the edges of the door, interspersed with dazzling Aztec figures and designs, all in gold and jade.
By now, there are enough Aztec designs from a variety of artists to turn your person and your base into a delightful temple of sacrifice and despair. You can search for terms on the Steam Market for Rust like "Aztec" to find matching approved skins.
This handsome hoodie and pants set bears little resemblance to the dread Soviet secret police from which it draws its name, except perhaps for the brass insignia on the collar of the hoodie.
The set is a mix of modern materials and fine leather. Clever straps and belts crisscross the clothing, and it all looks light, comfortable, and warm. A single, odd plate of armor is strapped to the right leg shin.
A nice, strong set. If you like the hoodie, be sure and drop by RavN's workshop to see the pants.
Building on last week's Brutal Door success, Mishka and Stonemason released two more Brutal skins, a furnace and a box. The furnace echoes JohnnyOldboy's wildly successful Scrapper series, only with a more violent, jagged edge. It's not funny, just more...brutal. We love the rebar in the bricks, the rough iron bracing, and the stark streaks of "war paint" around the mouth of the furnace.
And here's the Brutal Box. Close up, we find the details a bit simple, but take a step or two back and the box comes to life, somehow seeming sharper, meaner, and a whole lot Rustier. Don't Touch.
Should the box and furnace win approval, we think the Brutal Set will a project a certain stark aggressive vibe on just about any base that makes use of them.
A few weeks back, Estavos released four AK skins as part of the same project, the best being the Bonelord AK, featuring a ragged, creeping skeleton on an AK with a cut-off stock. Although that AK has not yet won approval, Estavos now presents the Bonelord MP5.
Keeping with the artist's specialty, the gun is covered in cryptic and aggressive graffiti, with another ragged skeleton sprawled along the body. The art makes the gun seem more nasty and deadly than it already is, a weapon of terror in the hands of someone who just doesn't care about the lives of other people, including your own.
Although we already liked the Bonelord AK quite a bit, we think the MP5 is an even stronger submission.
Ever had a player come and knock on your door, or dance around you singing while you were busy doing serious work? Well, now here's a solution from Krovv to quiet down unwelcome sources of noise and distraction--The Silence Maker.
Silence Maker is a remarkably simple device. Just point the device at the noisemaker and click. Bam! Total, and very permanent silence. Got someone playing guitar and singing while you're trying to focus on a raid? Point and click! Downed a player who's still got a thing or two to say while he bleeds out? Point and click! No more talk.
In the event a target keeps making noise after device activation, just click a few more times, and it should do the job. Batteries not included.
From Aztec to Egyptian, now Ethurs and Badtrip present a cursed treasure chest in which to throw all your most valuable possessions. The lid features a golden pharaoh's death mask, the god Anubis, and some girl with the head of chicken. Curiously, Anubis is wearing Rust frog boots--we didn't know those were popular, way back then.
The rest of the box features typical Egyptian scenes and iconography, with the front side different from the back, so place where you can see the side you like best.
A softer, almost pastel offering from LittleRanger that features a collection of junk and trash pinned together to form a surprisingly tough garage door. It's got pieces of road signs, paint splatters, metal wires, safety stripping; pretty much any junk you can find on an old, fading road.
It's also got something important to note: Holes in the top 15% of the garage door. You can really see through these holes in the game, meaning the door will not obscure loot rooms or other sensitive areas of your base. This can be a problem, but it can also be used to misdirect raiders. Just be sure you understand this when you buy and use the skin.
Another crowd pleasing AK skin by JohnnyOldBoy, Crypt of Death is a celebration of all the bad stuff--snakes, death, zombies, demons, sharp teeth, decay...it's got it all. The zombie and demon are featured on opposite sides of the gun, and the demon's got a certain wicked grin that'll make you laugh.
The whole gun exhibits JohnnyOldboy's flair for aggressive visual humor in a style most players find quite appealing. As always, this artist's quality is rock solid. Be sure and drop by his workshop to see more. MUCH more!