Halloween approaches, and we're starting to see more monsters, skulls...you know, scary stuff. It's not as though we don't see those themes during the rest of the year, just that we see more of them 'round about now. Our favorite: Sleeper Catcher, by Badtrip.
A simple gray scale camouflage hoodie by Madroce for all you nightstalkin', bushwackin', door campin' layin' in wait crocodile sumbitches who rob me coming home after a hard day's work. The hoodie is mildly aged but still looks presentable, with just a few minor tears and smudges here and there.
Matching pants for the hoodie. We actually think the pants came out better than the hoodie. Same material, same pattern, but the banding around the thighs adds interest, and the belt makes for a mild and pleasant contrast. Quality with all of Madroce's skins is far higher than your average cut and paste skin job, and you can certainly see that here. Look closely at the natural bumpy wrinkles and seams and you'll see what we mean.
An SAR painted a shocking shade of purple and graced with a...giant rat? Opossum? Yeah, yeah, we know it says "Hellcat" but we're not so sure. It's got a prehensile tail and a bony set of spikes along its spine. It looks hungry, rabid, and quite fierce. Wouldn't want to get bit.
Skin quality, aging, and decay are strong, and it's a nice pick for Halloween. Congratulations BFS!
This one looks like a wolf. We're pretty sure about that. It's a good looking wolf--scary, angry and lots of teeth. But for us, it's not about the wolf.
It's about the texture pattern behind the wolf, the tarnished metal and the worn leather grip tied to the polished wood of the haft. It's about the tiny nails in the metal where the blade attaches to the haft, and the mold groove in the back of the blade. These details, all of them inconsequential by themselves, are what makes a good looking skin great. They're what your eye sees without seeing when you're judging quality and realism. By szINFERNO
The Panther AK47 applies Sfonsper's Damascus steel texture to a heavily corroded black assault rifle. molded to hint of the stalking black predator. It's got teeth, claws, and a baleful yellow eye with slitted black pupil. to stare down prey.
We like how the skin hints at panthers without expressly drawing one. Sfonsper is probably taking his Damascus steel theme a little far, though--we don't see why it was used with this gun.
It's easy to picture in your mind an autistically focused Newman carefully painting his revolver, with its one glaring eye and toothy mouth that goes around and around and around. Finally, he writes "shoot!" on the hammer to remind himself what he should do if he finds himself pointing the gun at someone or something. It's not as though he ever thinks of much else, but he who hesitates is lost.
The term "glass cannon" usually refers to a delicate weapon or military unit with a very powerful offense. Something that can dish out the pain, but can't take it. As you can see here, a real glass connon would be a one shot weapon, most like with disastrous results and an early end to the day's raiding.
Someone suggested in comments the glass should be clear so you can see the smoke fill up inside the chamber. We like the idea, but no such animation exists, and it would probably require programming attention from the devs. So we'll have to settle for opaque, but ominously cracked glass.
KeKe's Survivor BAR was one of our favorite picks from Monday, and we're delighted to see it in the game. At first glance a graffiti scrawled mess, the gun is in fact covered with manic and clever drawings and symbols, just the sort of thing bored and possibly deranged survivors might do with their time. There's a lot to see on the gun, so go slow. The longer you look, the more you'll see.
Another skin rescued from the depths of the suggestion pile, Sleeper Catcher by Badtrip is a pre-apocalyptic sleeping bag in good condition with a giant skull painted in the middle. We'd like to say you can't find anything like this in the modern world, but we're pretty sure we'd be wrong. And if you couldn't find anything off the shelf, you could order it, and make it glow in the dark, too.
Alas, this one does NOT glow in the dark. But Halloween is right around the corner, and the Halloween contest is ON, so there's hope we may see glowing radioactive sleeping bags by the end of the month. Sweet dreams!
A sharply detailed grenade formed out of human bone, with skulls on the pineapple ridges and a dark, evil-looking script running down the safety lever. It's hard to get a good look at it until you're ready to use it, but you'll see the details up close as you prepare to throw. It's a cool skin, even if you don't get to keep it around for long,