Facepunch approved fourteen skins this week, including two older ones from the back burner pile. It's a tough call to make, given the popularity and quality of the Iron Jaws Hatchet, but we name the Japanese Tanegashima the best approved skin of the week.
This plain wooden door by Andrey gives players another option for attracting raiders into their trap house. It's clearly not the standard wooden door, so that means the house owner buys skins, which means he's not a total newbie, which means he may have good stuff in there! Put a flamethrower trap on the other side of the door.
The skin is detailed on both sides, so it looks different on the inside from the outside. The rivets look realistic, and we like the metal braces on the bottom and top quarters of the door. Nice work, Andrey.
Cuntbucket's second Desert Outlaw approval, this burlap shirt makes a set with the Outlaw Burlap Pants. It's got a strong Mad Max / Fallout thing going for it, with tire rubber shoulder pads, leather straps, patches from different materials, and amateurish stitching. It won't be seen in fashion shows outside of Barter Town, but it'll still keep you warm on cold desert nights.
If you're looking to make a set but you didn't buy the pants before they were removed from the store, check the market.
A semi-automatic rifle with a caveman motif by Madroce. The gun's just barely held together with chewing gum and baling wire, and nobody knows how to make chewing gum anymore. We like the different kinds of metal and rough wood on the weapon, and the primitive caveman drawing seems like a prophecy of doom. When all the leftover technology on the island fails completely, what then?
A grim armored face mask with the mouth grill sealed up, for what is the point of speaking to the dead?
"Tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call if you're unable...to speak?"
--Agent Smith, The Matrix, 1999
This wildly popular hatchet by La Crampe features a snarling wolf's head carved into the metal blade in a way that would be completely impossible to achieve by the benighted savages living out their short, pointless lives on this tiny, radioactive island, but looks awesome.
The handle's painted a perfectly aged, faded white with a string grip, and the blade has welds and flat screws in all the right places. We can't really call the hatchet Rusty, not with the exquisite wolf's head in the blade, but the quality is first rate.
This helmet is part of a larger medic set by Badtrip, the Rusty Army Medical Corp. So far only the helmet's been approved, so we'll have to wait and see if the rest of the set makes it.
The visor's been removed and a netting mesh added to the top of the helmet. But most importantly, there's a large red cross in the center of the forehead so people will know exactly where to shoot. The paint is nicely faded, especially in the back of the helmet, and the edges are all rough and Rusty.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and this skin tells the story of Rust at a glance. Approved after weeks on the backburner, this semi auto pistol by RavN sports a retro, 50's style streamlined look, from back when the future was always going to be better than the past--fast, clean, efficient, and, well, modern.
But that's not what happened, is it? This gun is now old and dirty and has clearly been fired in anger many, many times. the future is today, but it sure ain't bright and shiny. It's Rusty.
What can we say? Milho Frito has won approval on another perfect Rust skin, this one a hoodie with racing checkers and call number. It's got a flawless vinyl texture with dirt unevenly applied. The inner shirt is detailed with a different, filthy-looking texture, and the fringes of the hoodie at the bottom and on the sleeves are yet another material and texture.
The design is distinctive and easy to read from a distance, so it's a perfect clan shirt and identifier.
Krovv has given us a new concrete barricade, faded and weather beaten. All it's got is a faded green stripe painted at the base, some cracks, and a few bullet holes, but it looks realistic and Rusty.
It is a simple but flawless skin in a neglected category, so the approval is very welcome.
Here's a beautiful Eoka skin by Anathenn. It looks like it was crafted by a WW2 Japanese soldier who lived out his life on this little island, unaware the war ended long ago.
The wood is warped, but finely detailed with a gold leaf pattern. the barrel has a small gold flower pattern on top and is held to the body of the gun with fresh copper wire. The textures are perfect, and the gun is as Rusty as they get. Wonderful job.
An aged mop bucket painted dark green and converted to medieval purpose as a battle helm. It's got big, shiny rivets around the facial area, but what they are riveted TO is a mystery. There's also a cloth tied around the top of the helm and crossing in the middle at the sides. There's a strap buckle on one side of the helm, but no strap on the other side.
Overall, it's got a slightly mossy, drawn appearance many will find appealing. We think it looks good, especially from the side. By Relic.
After languishing in the "back burner" column for nearly two months, Facepunch abruptly approved this fine SAP by Madroce. It's got a faded color pattern running from the tip of the barrel to the back of the gun, some interesting metal work under the barrel, and a strange (and probably unworkable) twist to the metal in the chamber.
It seems that scratches were added as an afterthought, so the rust is not really built in to the gun, but it looks worn enough for the game.
A city engineer's safety harness, heavily reinforced with a hodgepodge of chains, plates, and light post panels, Fines doubled in the construction zone, citizen.
Vitalik scored a last minute approval of his Military Vehicle Door this week, the latest in his line of vehicle door skins. This one is as beat up and Rusty looking as the others, giving the impression they were pried off of wrecked pre-apocalypse vehicles and hauled back to base for higher purposes.
If you like the idea behind these vehicle skins, be sure and drop by Vitalik's workshop for a look. Although you can't buy the old ones in the Shop anymore, you can always get them on the Marketplace.