Another week, another Top Ten, and topping the chart is T.O.N.Y.A.E.R.'s excellent Backslider set. Never mind the name, just follow the link :)
T.O.N.Y.A.E.R.'s latest set is a four piece clothing extravaganza packed with highly realistic detail in desert / night time ops colors. It includes pants, boots, gloves, and this here hoodie. It's not flashy, but detail is superb and colors subdued, making it an excellent set for serious players who don't want to be seen.
The set has a LOT of belts, pouches and pockets, which makes you look prepared and competent even if you're a complete noob. Stenciled military style writing here and there complete the picture, but there are a few pentagrams stitched into discreet locations on the set to remind that you're not in Kansas anymore.
By T.O.N.Y.A.E.R in collaboration with Odisseysuper.
La Crampe does not produce many skins a month, but it's pretty much always excellent work. This LR300 is a perfect example. Painted industrial yellow in some forgotten factory, it's subtly decorated with screaming hawks and national symbols of a past, alternate world. Much like the helicopters of the same name, it's a brutal war machine, albeit past its prime.
A two sided armored door by LittleRanger and Woock. It's got steel plates riveted to what looks to be a particle board backing, which shouldn't inspire a lot of confidence. But this is a video game, and all armored doors are the same no matter how dubious their construction may appear.
The door somehow manages to appear both junky and appealing at the same time, especially since you can choose which side you want on the inside, and which on the outside. One side is cleaner than the other, but anyway you look at it, it's all Rusty.
BFS offers a sharp Semi auto rifle with Aztec symbols and colors for tribals and headhunters everywhere. There's three gods on the side to watch over you, but they aren't the happy or understanding kind. Better feed them some souls, quick!
We like the repeating mosaic pattern along the body of the gun, and we especially like the stylized crocodile on the ammo clip. Creative and flashy with good colors.
Rub the salt in the wound with the Cruel Raider Mask by Vitalik. It's a metal face mask with some kind of plastic material stylized skull laid on top of a metal backing and heavy metal mesh. It looks sharp--don't tilt your head too far down.
The mask presents well--it would suck to have several of these raiders running around uncontrolled in your base with explosives--but the cap is where the real quality lies. It's got two colors with a light and a heavy stitching, cracks in the leather, metal studs, and complements the color of the "skull bones" perfectly. Very strong work.
A simple metal hatchet with a quick, amateur paint job in red and blue for the mysterious project 84, part of a metal chestplate and face mask set by Badtrip. the original set comes in a choice of red or blue, so if the set is approved we'll have to see which one Facepunch chooses. Either way this hatchet hedges its red and blue bets, and will complement either color.
Note the paint is not fading, it is just lightly applied, and the rubber on the handle seems quite fresh. Does this mean project 84 is a recent development?
Creative, high quality, but somewhat improbable. This is an LR300 by Milho Frito decorated in nautical colors and wood, like it's a trophy weapon on a sea captain's ship. It's all oak and tarnished brass and projects a certain majesty, like an old sailing ship confined to harbor, but still in service. Great wood and leather work.
Milho Frito's second offering this week is the Soulburn SMG, which is awfully similar in color and style to Captain Sinker, but with fewer anchors and more skulls. It is a continuation of the Soulburn line which saw two approvals last week, and we feature it here because the quality cannot be ignored. It's Pirates of the Caribbean...with submachine guns!
You can check out the rest of the Soulburn series in the artist's workshop, and pick up the approved skins in the Steam Market.
A Hellish amalgamation of skulls and molded metal blazing in fury and on the prowl for the next victim. The pistol's a flashy crimson and orange, heavily decorated with tiny skulls.
We chose this SAP for quality over creativity. A skin from Madroce never fails for quality, but we've been seeing a LOT of skulls recently. Please don't get us wrong--we like skulls as much as the next half-naked savage, but we hope we start seeing more of other themes in the coming weeks.
This unusually grotesque metal face mask by Veys features a piece of some poor soul's rib cage lashed to a metal backing and sewn on to a cap. There's also a revolting metal mesh between the ribs that looks like stretched muscle. Hungry, yet?
While it doesn't look like it could stand up to a head shot, remember that you're playing a video game, and this mask is as strong as any other metal face mask in the game. Also remember that it's paired with the Ribcage metal chest plate. Hopefully they'll get approved together, then you and your entire clan can celebrate Dia de Los Muertos any time you want.