A light week for the Workshop, with most artists off doing...family type things, with no time for explosions, weapons of mayhem or the Apocalypse. Nevertheless, we have found ten excellent skins for you, skins we hope to see in the game soon. Our favorite: The Immortal set, by TONYAER and OdisseySuper.
La Crampe does it again with this masterful furnace skin, a piece so creative it even tops his Cannibal furnace from last week. When lit, the eyes blaze bright and the mouth gapes wide, eager for another sacrifice. Green tiles form a simple mosaic on the top, while tribal patterns decorate the clay in the back.
We're not sure this is true Aztec style, but the advanced tribal style and spirit are unmistakable. The bold and vivid colors will make for a highly visible and striking improvement to any base.
Some people never throw away anything. Here we have a roll up garage door patched and repaired with layers of paint and materials going back decades. The graffiti looks dated, like it was tagged by street punks of ages past long since dead of old age or apocalyptic violence. Two chains cross the front as though to offer support, but the door seems sturdy enough without them..
Excellent rust and aging by LittleRanger and Woock, with particularly sharp attention to the lower edge of the door and rivets. A perfect door for someone who wishes to look too poor to raid.
Um, wow. A combination of steel, ceramic and cloth half stripped away to reveal a ferocious comic book villain beneath. Bare, skinless muscle wrapped in fraying bandages bulges beneath metal plates while big square teeth in a scowling mouth promise violence.
Foreigners. Who else would manufacture a tough workman's tool like this here grim iron hatchet, and then run a pleasant, winding design down the back of the handle and wrap it in patterned cloth? The rusty metal reinforcements over the blade are also unusual, and so too the double serrations on the edge of the blade.
Colors and contrast are good, and details are sharp. Nothing fancy here, just a quality, Rusty old hatchet.
We find ourselves holding satchel charges a lot more these days, especially since it's become harder to get a hold of real explosives. Most of the time you've got a stack of them in a weapon slot and you're looking around nervously, hoping nobody comes to see who is raiding.
So with all this slow motion raiding, it's nice to look good while you're doing it. That's where a fine satchel pack like Ahoy Neighbor comes in. It's a real luxury satchel, with supple patterned leather, brass fittings, and upscale bean cans, each emblazoned with golden crosses. The Louis Vuitton of letter bombs.
JohnnyOldboy continues his frenetic Battleborn series this week with two new entries, a hatchet and this here semi automatic rifle. Both of the new skins adhere to the symbols and style of the popular Battleborn series, which includes several approved pieces.
The SAR is a salvaged, post apocalyptic gun for the criminally deranged. Comically demonic in tone, the gun is the perfect tool for scavenging and missions of murder alike. It's packed with detail, and with the new admire animations, you can check them out out whenever you want.
The Junkyard King Facemask completes Vitalik's two piece armor and mask set. Like the chestplate, the mask features a crude stylized skull set atop a rugged steel mesh and armor plate backing. The paint is streaked and scratched, and hints of rust peek out around the edges. To complete the picture, a jagged band of metal in the shape of a crown runs along the top of the mask. King of the Hill.
Like most of Vitalik's work, the style is simple but finely and carefully detailed. Very solid work.
This is the other Battleborn skin by JohnnyOldBoy. The same grinning demon in the rest of the series is featured prominently on the blade, a skull is stamped on the back, and the familiar riotous colors flash out their warning: Beware of madman!
Note: The approved pieces of the battleborn series were renamed Scrapper by Facepunch at approval time. If you are looking for the set on the Steam market, be sure and search for the new name.
The Deathman crossbow is part of Jesiỉn's new series of Deathman armor and weapons. It's decorated in sharp abstract lines and designs in reds and yellows, a bit like jester motley, but deadly serious. Crossed bones adorn the grip and every inch is detailed and painted, including the stock and the top of the weapon.
Aging and wear are well placed and detailed. We really like how this crossbow came out, and hope to see more weapons like this from Jesin in the future.
T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. and OdisseySuper team up once again to bring the Immortal Set to the workshop, a three piece set including a roadsign vest and kilt and this here coffee can mask.
It's a sharp and prickly set in brass and tin, samurai and robotic at the same time. It's quite impressive from any angle, with red and brass highlights in just the right places and lots of fine details you'll discover when you look closely. Check out the skull in the left shoulder, and the highlights on top of the mask as a start.
The image and link here are just for the mask, but we strongly recommend the entire set. Be sure and drop by T.O.N.Y.A.E.R.'s workshop to see it all!