Sixteen approvals this week, in a variety of shapes and sizes. Best skin of the week: Mosaic Mask, by Veys.
A Rusty and ill-maintained revolver by Estavos. We like the inexpert paint job, the little skull stamps on the barrel, and the tally marks near the handle, all things a stone cold killer bandit might add to his gun. Don't think those tally marks represent beer bottles, either.
This quality hatchet by Ravvick Hipnot features an almost photo-realistic ax head and wooden handle, and in interesting hand grip near the bottom of the handle. While every other detail is excellent--rusty screws, worn paint, grain of the metal--the hand grip stitching doesn't follow the edge of the grip around the handle evenly. It's a tiny detail, and the only flaw we could find. Otherwise perfect work.
Now, do you think you could buy a nice table like this from the Government? Normally, we wouldn't think so, but here it is. It looks too good for most players' grim cannibal dens, but if you had a nice, homey room somewhere in your base, this table would fit right in. Your raiders will be impressed.
Veys won approval on this unusual metal face mask, and looking closely, this is probably this best skin approved this week. The mask looks like it is is decorated with little colored stones or bits of glass, and the skull cap is a faded vinyl material--just the sort of thing feral peoples of the apocalypse might make.
As now seems to be his custom, Veys has put together a nice presentation of the mask in his workshop, which is worth a look if you like the mask.
We liked this bone knife so much we did some research on the name. It appears Patiti is an ancient, mythical city, a sort of Incan El Dorado. The name also generates a lot of hits on Maori knives and tomahawks. Thanks, Cuntbucket, for the reference and the excellent skin.
Fred the Dog had two color versions of this AK, and Facepunch chose the blue one. There are lots of tiny details to discover in the skin besides the wolf, like the ace of spades stamped into some of the bolts, kill tallies, and initials and numbers. The whole skin is plenty scratched up and Rusty, a perfect fit for the game.
A new cap skin has at long last been approved. It is the second cap skin ever approved, and it is also MD's (formerly MDemon) second cap skin approval--he's got 'em both. There's nothing particularly outstanding about this cap, but it is well worn, Rusty, and easy to identify at a distance.
StabbyMcStabface had two versions of this pick in his workshop, and Facepunch chose the one that wasn't all covered in blood and gore. We are both disappointed and relieved at the same time.
It's called the Dark Arts icepick for the pentagrams and sigils stamped into the metal of the handle. We somehow don't think this pick was made for chopping ice.
Estavos presents a graffiti style satchel skin for the hearing impaired, the word "Boom" thoughtfully written across the front. The bean can grenades inside the satchel are decorated in an evil-cute kind of way, and the back is also detailed, but we don't think anyone will ever see it in game.
We also like the name. If you want to know more about bada booming, especially BIG bada booming, consult the Fifth Element: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8WLYzA0lCs
This is a riot helmet converted into a construction hard hat by T.o.n.y.A.E.R. It is an almost perfectly detailed skin, right down to the rust on the nuts and bolts and the edges of the holes in the visor. We think the hatband doesn't look quite right up close, but the little glass monocle makes up for it.
This little gem appeared in the workshop just after we did our suggestion check, and we wished we had been the ones to find it. The metal on the gun appears slightly warped by the rivets and the wood texture is quite realistic. Truly fantastic work, and we hope it sells well.
The artist is the mysterious Zed Works, who first appeared 12 days ago and has made three excellent skins. We suspect we'll see a lot more from Zed Works in the coming months.
TankGirl of streamer fame has recently started a workshop and scored an approval with this cute purple flower semi automatic pistol. Half the players in the game have a female avatar, but few dress for the part. This gun is just what you need to salt the wound and let 'em know they lost to a girl.
Zerro is another new Rust artist who won an approval this week, this time with a nicely detailed armored door skin made to look like a shipping container. It's got strong detail on both sides of the door, which are not the same, with stenciled lettering and decals in a few places.
About the only criticism we have is that it probably could use some container style serial numbers somewhere, and maybe a tad more rust.