There were around 1,400 submissions for the week, with lots of people working on the new chair, rug, table, and bear skin meshes. These new meshes sparked an unbelievable outpouring of creativity, and we're not saying that just to fill column space. There was lots of stuff we'd like to review, but just can't fit into the Ten.
So we cheated and did eleven. Enjoy!
This creative fridge skin looks like it was salvaged from an airport commissary. It's got inset handles, airplane style smooth rivets, construction dock warning paint, and a Rust symbol. It's part of a sharp looking new line of Aircraft Parts skins in development by Milho Frito.
A highly detailed and convincing homemade MP5 skin by Enigmacat, an artist who just started making skins for Rust. We like to find promising new artists like Enigmacat to help boost their fledgling careers... and to help justify this blog's existence.
So, we think we have a winner, here. We like the hardware store parts screwed into the gun by hand, the rusty barrel, the crimped, thin metal plating, and the overall makeshift appearance. There's no way we'd try and fire something like this in real life. Hope we see it in the game!
Doesn't this seem a little nice for a Soviet product? Or was there a factory producing rugs with this pattern? Wherever it came from, it looks good and will brighten your squalid sheet metal shack like the rising sun.
We looked at many rugs with traditional patterns for this blog post, and this one seemed the best, but that's just a matter of taste. There are several others out there we'd also love to see in the game, but we can't review them all!
Fred the Dog has begun a new Steelborn line of skins, and we selected his Vagabond Jacket to showcase this week. It's got patches and rough stitches in a few places, a nice gray and brown color palette, and a wavy Tribal pattern across the front. It looks used but clean, proving you don't have to be filthy to be Rusty.
If you look closely, you'll see this is a badly scratched bare metal chair with a red, chipped plastic clamped to the arms and back. It's padded in thin, red vinyl, and the legs are uneven and made of different materials. We've never seen an uglier or tackier piece of furniture.
It's a masterpiece. Steve Dredd has produced the best chair skin for the week, and it's going to be a long time before anyone tops it.
If we couldn't pay for something in one of these vending machines (and we were out of explosives) we'd scrawl graffiti all over it, too.
This is a great skin completely covered in detail back to front and side to side. Estavos managed to fit in a Rust symbol, cartoonish characters, and many other signs of urban decay and disrespect for authority. The Urban Vending Machine easily matches the quality of last week's Base Invaders.
Our second favorite chair this week, the Old Torture Chair is very highly detailed all the way around, even in the back which sports a creepy wavy sun or Cthulhu cultist symbol. The metal is covered in rusty studs, and there are some patches on the seat which look like dried blood.
The chair looks VERY uncomfortable and realistic, and we hope to see it soon in Rust dungeons around the world.
There were two tables we liked this week, Off the Grid and the Weathered Table, but after careful deliberation we chose this one, by Fred the Dog. We all agreed we liked the materials, the rivets, and the scratched up legs, but we're not too sure about the papers on the table. Some may like it, others maybe not.
Either way, it's a quality table that will make it seem like Serious Planning happens in your base. Now we just need a few decorations to place on furniture surfaces.
A very sharp semi auto pistol skin by Madroce, one of Rust's top workshop artists. The gun barrel and body are well decorated in an engraved black and gold pattern. Importantly, there's a lot of attention paid to the top and back of the gun, because these are the parts the player sees when firing the weapon. The gun looks well used but in good condition.
The Five Stars refers to a five star pattern repeated on both sides of the weapon and on the back.
Chest Plate armor with what looks like a heavy steel plate covered in tire rubber, back and front. The tire texture is convincing, with good depth and detail, and the back has a different design than the front. It looks tough.
Brajkula is a good artist who has yet to win an approval--perhaps this one?