A good selection of skins this week by Facepunch, with the Aztec Furnace, the Scrapper skins, and the Dragon door, there's some good stuff out there. We think the best skin is the Aztec Furnace, by La Crampe.
Now La Crampe's masterful Aztec Furnace can glare hungrily at you as you pass by, or roar approval when fed. 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.
A pair of these might look good outside your base, at the front door. No solicitors, please.
Milho Frito's incongruous mix of safety striping and gleeful fire paint. Sure it's psychotic, but it's the happy kind, cheerful and enthusiastic. Flames lick the barrel, and little fire symbols adorn the grip, all in sunny bright reds and yellows. One commenter suggested loading the gun up with incendiary bullets and running around shooting nakeds and lighting up the town.
We think that's a mighty fine idea. Remember, wooden doors go down much faster with incendiary bullets!
Talon is a tall, proud BFS assault rifle, an eagle against a craggy mountain backdrop ready to swoop down and seize its prey, cold, haughty, and untouchable.
The eagle is a noble bird, an apex predator for the top craftable weapon in the game. Now you can be that predator. Gun 'em down from on high and swoop in for the feast!
We went back for another order of Kung Pao Chicken, only to find our favorite Chinese restaurant closed by order of the health department for reasons unlisted. Hmm. Well, we liked it anyway, and the door looked like one of these.
Now you, too, can open your mystery meat restaurant, Rust style with the Dragon Relic Door. This door on the back of a vending machine house selling select cuts of...something....would be a perfect touch. You could also place a couple of Aztec furnaces on either side of the door, real Temple of Doom type stuff.
Madroce's pleasant and competent Explorer set made the grade this week, offering a hoodie and pants set for players looking for good quality clothing that's not over the top in color or theme.
A web work of belts, support straps and netting crisscross the set in high detail. It looks tough and protective, and we think the set would provide good inspiration for future rad suit clothing, should it come available for skinning.
These are the pants that go with the Explorer Hoodie. We're happy to point out the artist put the pads on the knees where they belong for change, rather than some other random or uncomfortable portion of the garment. There is, however, a support belt that runs across the lap, around the back, and over the butt that no sane adult would wear. But this is a video game, so your avatar won't complain.
Another Madroce hit, Warstory is a native American / tribal style etched metal Python, a weapon that fell in the hands of all too capable opponents who used it well. It's decorated in graceful branches and leaves against a golden red background, the faces of tribal chiefs stamped into the handle. Plus a couple of Madroce skulls here and there, just because.
It's a pretty gun, not too flashy and certainly not dull, and a good fit with his Explorer hoodie and pants set.
JohnnyOldboy swung two more approvals this week, bringing the number of "Battleborn" approved skins up to five. Note they're renamed in the Rust Store as "Scraper", so search for that term if you're looking for them in the Steam Rust Market.
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. Now that it's been approved, expect to pry it out of the cold, dead fingers of your local rampage killer very soon.
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!
We may like this hatchet even more than we like the SAR, and that's saying something. While we don't picture ourselves as psychotic, out of control murderers (who does?) our victims probably do. May as well look the part.
Originally named the Scrap Hunter sword, like you'd use this nasty, rusty shard of serrated metal for anything other than hacking the bodies and limbs of your fellow Newmen. And Newwomen. Nobody cares if you're a girl in this game, they just hack. Or shoot, as the case may be.
The blade manages to look even more salvaged than the default sword, all bolted together with serrated edges and Rusty top to bottom. Don't want to get hit with this thing.
Badtrip's cute little sea monster stone axe will see you through times of poverty and regression, cheering you up while you work your way back from the beach, visions of payback and hot revenge dancing through your head.
Oh, sure it's cold comfort, but it's a helluva lot better than the default skin. Polished wood and leather, a little anchor symbol, and a sea monster with a nose ring. What else could you want? If you're feeling down, just use the admire animation. It helps, you'll see!