Lots of sets this week, some of them quite good. Our favorite skin is the Shamanism Pump by Estavos, for its frenetic and Rusty graffiti. Great work!
Straight from the Land of the Ice and Snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs glow comes the Viking set by Johnnyoldboy. It’s roadsign armor made from a combination of metal, wood, and fur, with runes and viking braids lining the edges of the metal. The vest has a broken wooden shield strapped to the front, with a Viking longboat in bronze on the back.
It’s a standard roadsign set, with a coffee can helmet, kilt, and vest. and it’s packed with detail, all of it smart and sharp. Well worth a trip to the artist’s workshop for a look at the whole thing.
A golden phoenix against a rusty iron background, aged finery all around. The bird is not so much a distinct creature as an impression of feathers and motion swirling around the barrel, grip and stock.
We could say the phoenix symbolizes the frequent deaths and rebirths of the player as he rises from death again, and again, and again. Or maybe it’s just a fancy golden bird painted over a brutal and popular war machine. Either way, it looks pretty good.
The Chaos set is a vaguely Romanesque collection of roadsign armor with Gothic influences—lots of red and black iron sharpened to points along the edges, replete with leather, buckles, and golden studs. A bloody hand print is splayed across a front plate, no quarter asked or given.
Predatory and merciless, the armor stays Rusty without giving in to gimmicks or unnecessary ornamentation. Truly one of La Crampe’s finest sets. Drop by his workshop to see the whole thing.
Nobody on the Workshop does graffiti like Estavos. We suspect he lives in an “interesting” city, with lots of urban tribalism to inspire his work. Case in point is this here shotgun, where Urban Punk meets Native Tribesman, and they ain’t smokin’ the peace pipe.
Fantastic, faded colors and wear, all covered in an angry street scrawl. Great work at the end of the barrel and around the gun stock, and a welcome addition to the Rust Workshop’s extensive graffiti skin inventory.
Rust could be about to get a lot Friendlier with the new Peacemaker set by Badtrip, which may soon be smiling above you as you bleed out on the warm, green grass. It’s a standard roadsign set, with kilt, coffee can helmet and vest, all peace symbols and smiley faces against a dirty pastel metal background. It’s a hippie scrap metal kindergarten with sharp edges and rust—so much fun!
The set matches Badtrip’s Peacemaker weapons from last week. Although there have been no approvals in the set to date, we think it’s solid work, particularly this armor set. Taken together, it’s just the sort of thing that will enrage your opponents on the battlefield, and isn’t that what Rust is all about?
LittleRanger presents a sheet metal door with chunks of scrap welded to the front like a square-jawed demon grinding its rusty metal teeth. Heavy studs help hold the pieces together, while the red and black paint hides the corrosion beneath. Lots of personality in a limited space, perfect against a sheet metal wall.
Finally, we have a gun from Badaxe for the upcoming swamp biome. The light tan and green color scheme ought to look good in the muck, but we think it also fits in well with temperate zone mountains and their denizens.
Whichever place you find yourself in, always keep your rifle handy—you do NOT want to be caught unarmed out there. Rusty camo without excessive embellishment. What’s not to like?