The skins on the Top Ten this week are outstanding, with a new Oxums set from Badtrip, a Cobalt AK from Veys, and more. It's ALL awesome, but our favorite pick this week has got to be the Oxums Guns Team MP5 Racer, by Badtrip.
First up we have the Oxums racing team set by Badtrip. It seems Oxums (the ruined gas stations you can find in the game) were quite successful back in the day and had their own racing team, logo, colors...the works!
The vest is well representative of the set, which is a stop sign armor vest, kilt, and coffee can mask. It looks like it was made from pieces of advertiser signage and maybe auto bodies, and displays this artist's characteristic focus on quality and details. Go Team Oxums!
Not only did Oxums have a racing team, but a gun team as well. They may be the same team, since number 23 shows up on both the gun and the racing armor. But exactly what kind of marksman team needs an mp5? It ain't skeet shootin'....
While the colors of the weapon are bright and quite unattractive, the detail and aging are fantastic. It looks to us like the gun survived the gamma flash and heat wave off a nuclear blast, and has sat exposed to the elements for decades. We love the look, and we love the idea of a corporate sponsored Mad Max televised death race, brought to you by Oxums!--Your family service station!
T-shirts are rather uncommon mesh choices for most workshop artists, so it's nice to see this extremely high quality T-shirt presented to us by AlmaTadema. AlamaTadema's work has a soft, 2D creative artist look to it, which works perfectly on the mesh and gives us this filthyl, blood-soaked sports shirt. We're not sure which sport, but we think it is Rust Blood Sport by the look of it. League try-outs daily.
We'd like to note that the use of the name Rust or the logo are allowable, but Facepunch has said in the past they consider it a negative, so if you're thinking of making Rust skins be aware of that. Nevertheless, this skin is so strong we think it's approval chances are good.
So what you got here is your basic unholy hand grenade. There's a skull on each square of the pineapple, and each skull is different. You've also got yer unholy script running down the safety lever--not sure what it means, but it's probably something like "Say hello to the Devil for me!"
This is a great skin, really well defined and with different details like the skulls on all parts of the skin. Trouble is that people don't use grenades very often, and when you have one you don't have it for long. But you can get a good look at it in your hand before you throw.
Skulls are always in, even when Halloween is not just around the corner. Wrecked depicts the skull and bones of some poor drowned sailor, brains eaten out and inhabited by a beastly octopus. There's also some kind of teeth / fang setup over the left-hand grip. Not sure what kind of animal it belongs to, but it's not a "good" one.
The gun's got a burnt orange cast with ground-in dirt concentrated around the muzzle and ammo clip. The body is a bit clean, but the overall picture is Rusty enough for us.
Keke does it again with another Survivor weapon, this time a bolt action rifle covered in his trademark angry/funny/spiritual graffiti. As with all Keke skins, it appears simple until you look closely. Once you do, you see a new level of detail, and the features and visual humor just keeps coming the longer you look. In particular, check out the bizarre animal above the trigger guard, and the demon face and graffiti on the back of the gun, which you'll see every time you take aim.
Milho Frito is back with his new Desolation series of pistols and rifles. The guns don't really have a gimmick or theme, just very high quality, very high detail, and very Rusty.
The SAP comes in two colors with fine rivets running the length of the body. Aging is superb, and may well seem more realistic than a genuine rust process. You'll never go wrong with a Milho Frito skin--be sure and check out his extensive workshop.
And now for something completely different. Bombing by Freddy rivals Milho Frito's Desolation for quality, but takes the skin in the opposite direction. Instead of the careful, sober aging of a highly detailed skin we get a weird bomb drawing--totally whacked--amid a heavily aged semi-auto rifle mesh with a bombardier theme. The back of the gun features a bombing sight, which you'll see as you take aim, and you'll see the bombing character all the time as you carry the gun around.
Interestingly, the gun looks just as worn and old as Desolation, but in a very different way. Every artist has his style.
A makeshift rocket launcher painted like a medieval battering ram, a gape-mouth monster with racing checks. You'll cut a dashing figure belching rockets out the monster mouth while you batter down base walls and doors.
We've seen a lot of rocket launchers painted to resemble things like barrels or cannons or whatnot, but this is the first we can recall with a monster mouth, WW2 Mustang style. LittleRanger excels at this cartoony style, and we like the character it lends to the weapon.
Just what kind of company manufactures aerospace equipment and custom assault rifles for their own private security forces?
You know exactly what kind. And it's that kind of company that has killer tanks patrolling its ruined, radioactive facilities decades after the Fall. This particular weapon seems to have been repaired quite a few times, or perhaps it's been rigged to operate in vacuum. Either way, it doesn't look very reliable, but it does look Rusty.