Thirteen approvals this week, all Rusty, but for one or two exceptions. Let's have a look:
This unusual AK by Mishka has a childishly drawn dead fish above the trigger, and finger painted markings in red and yellow on the barrel. Many have asked: "Yes, but what does it mean?"
Maybe the gun owner is an unsuccessful fisherman. Or, maybe he's come to kick ass and eat fish, and he's alllll out of fish. Hard to say.
But one thing we can say is we like the inexpert paint on the barrel and the way it looks against the gunmetal texture. We like the attention to the top of the gun. And we like the fish.
A Rusty waterpipe shotgun by Fred The Dog. It's got a few nice details, like the perforated car muffler for the receiver, and the tiny leather strap wrapped around it. It's also got three different kinds of wood, metal fasteners, and plenty of duct tape to hold it together. Solid work!
This rubber hazard mat (hazmat, get it? Har, har.) is actually a rug mesh, but looks good as a rubber mat. It's a pretty clever idea that will go well in a lot of bases, and can also be placed on walls, in case you've got a room that isn't ugly enough yet.
I was getting excited when I noticed the artist was named Duret, which is a name I've never seen before, one with 11 pages on the workshop I'd apparently missed, but then I realized Duret is actually Steve Dredd (a skillful and prolific Rust artist), renamed. Don't worry, Steve, your secret's safe with us.
Madroce's baroque and highly detailed AK is the Versailles of Rust assault rifles. Worn and Rusty, but packed with luxurious little details like intricate internal firing mechanisms, stylized starbursts and floral designs, all largely running against the grain of Facepunch's guidelines. Glory was submitted a month ago, so perhaps it's grandfathered in.
An old teak wood box, polished and restored, but not in the way you would expect. Tire rubber protects the top and bottom from bumps and shock, while steel fasteners and strong leather straps have been added to support the sides from heavy weights and pressures.
Brajkula has won approval of another fancy pickaxe, this one with a distinct medieval appearance. All textures seem quite realistic, and the blade is rough and worn.
It does seem to us that the pickaxe space has seen quite a few approvals, which makes new pickaxe submissions iffier. There's probably more low hanging fruit elsewhere in the orchard.