Workshop submissions were about even week over week, but we are seeing some new artists enter the scene. Check out the Historical MP5 and Juggernaut Mask, featured below.
Note that we added one more bonus skin by La Crampe that came out just before we published, because it was too good to leave out.
Looking just like its name, Madroce's Hell and and Back SAR is the junkiest, most cobbled together gun skin we've seen in a long time. It's a collection of wood blocks, incompatible gun parts, strips of cloth and wire, and voodoo art. Don't miss the toothy skull on the back of the gun, near the stock.
Though not the kind of weapon you want to use if you like winning fights, if you're going to craft one, you may as well do it right. MD presents a genuinely interesting, good-looking and realistic eoka pistol this week, with a smooth white birch wood handle, stitched leather grip, and tiny, rusty gun barrel.
Clearly more dangerous to the shooter than the target, it looks great and would make a nice addition to the game.
It's funny how Spanglish gibberish, like this Trono del King Muerto, is somehow pretty easy for most people to understand. And you just have to look at the chair to understand what kind of person would build and sit in such a throne, and how painful your death will be should you cross him.
As with most Estavos skins, it's covered in graffiti and detail, front, sides and back, and the post apocalyptic pedigree comes more from the Escape from New York side of genre than Mad Max. It's also an excellent skin.
A very popular skin on the workshop, the Deadly Rose bolt action rifle has a dark red crushed floral pattern in the gun metal, and makes for an attractive combination of colors. There's also a rose engraving in the back of the gun, the kind of detail we like. We'd have done something different with the color and composition of the stock and cloth wrapping, but that's just us. By Keke.
A metal chest plate made from salvaged jeep or armored vehicle parts. There's good work on the leather straps, and we like how details are not mirrored on the front and back of the armor. We also like the army star placed to one side, rather than centered. By Steve Dredd.
Vitalik says this door came from an ambulance in one of the old and retired rad towns. It's a sheet metal door that's clearly medical in nature, but beat up and Rusty.
We think it is another creative door much like the School Bus Door from last week, although it might have been more interesting to do something with the window other than just seal it up with sheet metal.
Fred the Dog released two similar guns this week, and we like the Fire Starter best. It's salvage, junk, chewing gum and baling wire, yet somehow seems well maintained and tuned up. The wood's smooth, the tape and string intact and neatly tied, and there's very little actual rust on the gun. Rusty but not rusty :)
We don't normally go for glowing red-hot skins, but we can see this SAP by Vitalik has the potential to be quite popular. The gun itself is quite stripped-down and plain but technically competent, with some holes punched in the barrel for some reason. You can see them clearly in the dark, and so will the people you're fighting...
Джон Бык doesn't have an extensive workshop, but he's produced a couple of interesting skins, and this is one. This MP5 is extremely well detailed and looks heavy, tough, mechanical, and hard to shoot and fight with--a perfect brute of a weapon.
We dislike the wood texture and the simple blue band wrapped around the stock, and we think the body of the gun could have done with some more texture variation, but you rarely see such a well detailed skin, which is why we decided to feature this gun anyway.
We've been looking at this mask by JohnnyOldBoy for a few days now, trying to decide whether to feature it. The metal has a soft, soapy texture, which we suppose is its only real flaw. The rest of the mask is scratched up, dented, missing rivets and as menacing and ugly as you like.
Despite the name, JohnnyOldBoy is a new artist on the Rust scene, with only three skins in his workshop. If he keeps producing skins like this one, we hope to be seeing a lot more from him.
We added this mask by La Crampe at the last minute for a bonus 11th top ten, if that makes any sense. The level of detail is simply astonishing, with different materials and metals to break up the monotony of the cap, rivets, welds, and a highly realistic leather texture.
People wondering why Facepunch chooses to approve one skin over another need look no further than this mask. Every detail is perfect, the materials realistic, and the composition interesting.