Twenty-one approvals! This week we have the fourth approval in the Army set by La Crampe. This is good news because it could mean Facepunch is moving towards approving more complete sets rather than just one-off skins. If so, we can expect to see more sets and running themes from artists going forward.
A surprisingly elegant combination of old world precision and modern rugged practicality, this shotgun packs a powerful punch. The barrel is a rifled water pipe, the firing mechanism a clockwork wonder, and the stock a rough cut piece of scrap wood.
A short sword made from a strip of a rusty garden fence tightly bound to some vending machine parts. It's very, very sharp.
Graffiti seems to be a popular theme in the workshop these days. This bucket helmet follows that trend. There is a hot debate about source of the graffiti on this helmet in the comments section.
Our 2 cents: Copyright law is complicated, decisions subjective, and outcomes uncertain. It's generally considered fair use to draw inspiration from or quote, to a limited degree, from someone else's work. And if an artist draws something from the public domain, it is OK to reuse that work elsewhere. But that's just our inexpert opinion. Your mileage may vary.
We reviewed the Kryss Longsword a while back, and are pleased to see it in the game. The only trouble is that a Kryss is a ceremonial knife, not a two-handed meat cleaver. But don't worry--it will still strike terror in the hearts of your enemies. Another great skin by v1duk4.
Formerly known as the Combat Shotgun, this blunderbuss looks more like a tailpipe shotgun than a waterpipe shotgun. Note the holes near the end of the barrel and the automotive clamps. Zufick released this skin a couple of months ago, so it's good to see that not all old work is forgotten.
And now for something completely different. You'll want to have a look at the photos of the hat actually worn in the game so you can properly visualize the possibilities. Note the hand. Just drop by the workshop, you'll see. Courtesy of Black Dynamite.
Another craftsmanlike gun skin by Milho Frito, this time as a semi-auto rifle. The gun is bound together by three different materials, a string, electrical tape, and metal stripping. The whole gun is well worn and quite Rusty, very good quality.
A red and black headwrap with a faded pattern. Not as detailed as some of Mr. Sparkle's other workshop skins, but a solid offering. We'd call it Rusty, if cloth could rust, but we'll have to settle for unwashed.
A nice new refrigerator skin, by Milho Frito, part of his new Aircraft series of skins. This one brings out that soft metal with rounded edges look of everything you see in an airplane. It's got inset handles and rivets, warning stickers...it just needs a no smoking sign somewhere.
An absurdly well appointed vending machine, of a sort found on giant flying airships or in secret underwater cities. They are never in perfect working order, but often dispense wonders and terrors.
A fancy armored door decorated in a stylized, but fixed mechanical Sun pattern. The locking mechanism is fiendishly complex and impossible to pick.
v1duk4's second approval this week, a battered football helmet mistakenly called a riot helmet. No matter--it's battle-scarred and Rusty. There is a shirt in his workshop that is meant to go with the helmet. Perhaps that shirt will someday get approved by Facepunch?
You know what you need? You need a new Panda Rug! They're cute and fluffy and look great on the floor of your loot room. Get 'em while they last, 'cause supplies are definitely limited.
Did you know rugs give you comfort if you stand near them in the right spot? We bought this skin and put it in front of our loot room to help us heal, and to help raiders figure out where to blast next. Dropa has several other rugs in his workshop, but we like this one best. Really changes how things look in your base!
A highly detailed chair skin by Steve Dredd. We reviewed this skin earlier in the week and we're very glad to see it in the game. Highly detailed with very convincing materials.
A scratched metal chair with danger stripes painted on it. Medium quality--we don't find the way the paint (or perhaps tape) merges with the material under it to be realistic. But this skin may help give your base the right look, if you are collecting other danger / warehouse style skins.
Estavos really knocked the ball out of the park with this skin. We love the characters, the details on all four sides, and the humor. And, although we are reluctant to admit it, we, um, like graffiti skins. This one hits the spot.
A spy or war council table by Fred the Dog. We like the look of the table more than the contents on top, but opinions on that vary. There's good work along the edges of the table, managing to make it seem rich and Rusty at the same time.
Hmm. DeltaP42 has made a frozen revolver. The frost on the cylinder and barrel of the gun looks pretty good, but the ice on the handle doesn't look real at all. Then again, we've never seen a frozen revolver before. Anyway, this gun may appeal to people who intend to live in the snow zone.
Our first impression of this crossbow wasn't very good, but the simple, strong lines are visible from a distance and quite distinctive. The artist, Keke, has many other skins with a similar style--strong, sharp, bold--and some are quite good.
Are armored gloves standard issue these days? Probably not, but when the Cyborg War starts, they will be. The metal has just the right amount of wear and scoring, and the glove material is realistic. There's a nice leather strap detail on the palms of the gloves, too. Fourth approval in the Army set by La Crampe.