Fourteen approvals this week. We have a couple of new vending machines, a fridge, and a little controversy over the most popular skin approval this week. Let's get into it!
Greasy 77, a semi-auto pistol with a starter pistol theme. We don't think most people will use this to start races, unless it's the running for your life sort. Nice details with the stripes and racing checkers, and the tire rubber wrapping around the grip.
A high quality and stylish ice pick by StabbyMcStabface, this, well, weapon sports a rubberized grip and a clean red and black jagged styling. There's mysterious runes painted on the blade so you can pretend you're a naked, homicidal, ice pick wielding savage trapped in a brutal survivalist nightmare.
You write "Born to Loot" on your helmet and you have a peace symbol. What's that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?
We suspect it is. Kudos to Estavos for another excellent skin. Born to Loot comes complete with extra bullets, an ace of spades, and, of course, a peace symbol.
Mishka is one of the better artist producing skins for Rust, but we don't find this mask to measure up to his other work, at least not creatively. Everybody does big toothy monster grins. However, we do like the welding mask glass, the paint spatters, and the little anarchy symbol on the right side.
Will the supply sergeant be one day replaced with a vending machine, like fast food workers today?
Probably not until the apocalypse, but on that day, the army vending machine will shine! It cannot be threatened, cannot be bribed, and never gets drunk and passes out in the armory. This particular machine looks like it's taken a beating, which we like, but is otherwise an average quality skin. No clever touches, nothing interesting going on in the back.
OMG we love this skin! Buy! Buy! BUY!
No, seriously. Buy it. Details everywhere, very clever, and very Rusty. What's not to like? An early success by Exenoxx.
A highly detailed pick axe with a carved wood handle and golden studs decorating the top of the handle. We like the convoluted engravings at the head of the axe and just above the grip. While it is indeed a bit tarnished, it's almost too beautiful to be Rusty. Almost. It's hard not to like this skin..
There's lots more where this skin came from: Nevil112's workshop is full of good quality, highly detailed skins well worth a look.
We don't know about you, but we've been looking high and low for a place to store our hazardous biological experiments and mold cultures. Jean-Luc Picard to the rescue! Here's a lab fridge straight out the bowels of some grim government laboratory, covered in ominous warnings and reeking of neglected experiments run riot. This one is definitely a Buy.
A hand crafted double barrel shotgun, well oiled and clad in steel and copper. It appears unfinished, but is in fact a finely tuned instrument of death.
We're happy to see this extremely Rusty armor by La Crampe win approval. It is a junky collection of fencing, jeep plating, and warning signs, all bound together by a couple of lengths of heavy chain. The vest is part of a set with the Army Sign Pants, so you can buy everything you need to keep in fashion.
This is the other half of the matching Army Sign Vest pair of skins. Note that the left side panel has a bullet belt attached to it, which is a nice touch, and some of the armor serves to hold the rest all together.
This is a simple metal bucket without a lot of details, but nobody can say it's not Rusty. Congrats to Ironman2 on this first approval!
This was a very popular skin on the workshop (Artist: Mental Disability) with a lively discussion in the comments section. Some thought the skin was too clean for Rust, while others defended the skin, arguing that it's nice to have some variety, and that sometimes means clean or new looking skins.
Our take: Yeah, it is too new for the game, but that criticism aside, it's hard not to like the simple, clean lines, the gray and gold colors, and the stylized trident. It just looks good.
We've also learned to avoid naming things after Greek gods or the Titans. Although those characters were originally created 2,500 years ago and firmly in the public domain, someone always claims in comments that you're copying something from CS:GO or Borderlands if you do it.
La Crampe has produced the most innovative boot skin yet with these armored boots. The top of the boot has tank style plating with carefully detailed welds and buckles, while the ankle area has a zipper, which makes sense since these boots don't look very flexible, Armored jackboots--just the thing for conquering the world!