Thirteen approvals, and one set. Of note are Death Viper by Badtrip, Problem Solver Stick by Krovv, and the supply drop sleeping bag by Madroce. Our favorite: Death Viper.
Once used to dispense solid gold bars to royalty in Dubai, this machine now dispenses hand made bullets and frozen chunks of mystery meat to naked savages in the middle of nowhere. How the mighty fall.
But it's just a machine, so we imagine it doesn't much mind. This is a good skin to pick up if you plan on running an "upscale" store in the game, or just want to lure the unwary closer to your base where their remains can be chopped up and added to inventory.
La Crampe won an approval with this vivid blue garage door, straight from the Shipping and Receiving department at Cobalt. Sign out has been streamlined and security relaxed since the Fall (not counting the killer tank on patrol) so you can take what you like, right down to the desks and the doors.
Details are sharp, paint fading, and steel plates rusting. A perfect fit for just about any base!
Much of Milho Frito's work is tattered riches, like this semi auto rifle. It looks like it once graced a rich man's trophy room, but time and many battles have worn it down.
His new Soulburn series won partial approval with the Soulburn SAR and the Soulburn Hatchet. The Soulburn collection features skulls and crossbones painted or stamped onto the weapon or armor--in this case a semi auto rifle. They also feature a luxurious mix of machined leather and brass in reasonably good condition, if you overlook the salvaged repairs built into the mesh itself.
Here's Milho Frito's second Soulburn approval, the Soulburn Hatchet, with a skull emblem machined into the back of the blade. Like the SAR it looks fallen from on high, a showpiece skull hatchet that once graced the pages of an alternate universe GQ or Better Homes and Gardens, with skulls.
"I love a crisp cool autumn afternoon, raking colorful leaves, playing with my dog and chopping wood for the fireplace. And when I chop wood, I use my skull hatchet. Easy on your back and looks great, too!"
Badtrip's gun is so bad-ass it's got snakes crawling out of dead people's friggin' eye sockets. Top that!
Where does an artist get such ideas? Well, his name is Badtrip, so we could venture a guess. Badtrip's work dwells on skeletons, skulls, snakes and other unsettling imagery. If you like that kind of stuff, be sure and drop by his workshop for a look. There's a lot more where this came from!
Madroce's excellent supply drop sleeping bag made the grade and is now available for purchase in the Rust store. It's a sleeping bag made from the plastic covering you see as you loot a supply crate, just before some damn bush creep you didn't see shoots you in the back.
The bag is a combo of new modern materials, animal skins, and duct tape. Strong textures, subdued colors, excellent detail!
If you've got problems in Rust, get our Krovv's handy problem solver stick and follow the instructions. Insert problem solving pills into the indicated slot, point correct end (as indicated in the instructions) at the problem, then pull indicated lever. Problem solved!
The stick solves all kinds of problems if you're close enough, or using the right kind of pills for far-away problems. Nasty neighbors trying to burn down your house? No problem! Beggars knocking on your door? Just point and pull! Bears, dogs, aggressive pigs and people with stuff you want?
Though the name may sound like a low budget tough guy action movie, it is in fact a high quality tough guy action assault rifle by T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. It features an aggressive snake rearing to strike in faded red, black, and gold and will inspire heroics or stupidity as the case may be. Heroics if it works, stupidity if it gets you killed.
The name doesn't really compute, but don't let that detract from a good looking box that makes clear what belongs in it to even the most disorganized or dim clan mates. Tools go in this box. Not charcoal, not human flesh, not broken trash...Tools.
Although iconic, the box is still realistic enough to fit in most bases. Tire rubber on the lid, expertly applied dirt in all the little grooves and spaces, and a touch of Rust. By Badtrip.
The Saboteur's set is a three piece set of roadsign armor by T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. that includes this vest, a kilt, and a coffee can mask. Unlike a lot of roadsign armor skins, this one actually includes some road signs, all deftly fastened together by wire mesh and a clever hand.
It is not one of this artist's flashier skins, but it is a solid, no-nonsense design any clan could be proud to wear.
And lastly, the pants. Nothing unusual here, just solid artwork. All told, we don't find this to be T.O.N.Y.A.E.R.'s best work. It's just workaday craftsmanship of strong quality, but uninspired.
But...NEXT WEEK we'll have this set on the top ten, and that's another story entirely. See you then!