The workshop has stabilized at around 600 submissions per week, which is less than half the weekly number when Facepunch first threw open the floodgates and started approving skins late last year. We think this is a healthy development, since the number of quality submissions seems to be growing. Here's ten of 'em:
This sheet metal door sports some of the finest dirt, grease and stains we've seen yet. It's a study in metallic decay, with rust lovingly applied to the edges around a surface of scratched, peeling pain. Gouges and scrapes abound. Hopefully you'll look so poor the raiders just move on to someone else. By Duret.
The Sunrise Helmet follows last week's Sunrise Mask by Dr. Keke1337. Love the detail and design--the top of the mask is almost as interesting as the face and chin portion below. No portion of the skin is ignored, the colors are bright and vibrant, and everything is beat-up and dirty-lookin'. Perfect!
A nasty piece of work by La Crampe. It's a semi auto pistol painted a faded military green, with additions. There's strange cross-hatching along the bottom of the barrel, the top of the barrel has been fixed and modified, and the pistol grip is heavily worn and bound with twine or string. Very sharp detail, very Rusty.
Zerro takes a xtab at an Eoka pistol skin with the Nordic Relic. The wood grip is carved in a Nordic or Celtic style pattern, and the tip of the...barrel? firing tube? also gets the same design. It's a good treatment for an otherwise simple skin with plenty of detail.
It is hard to believe anyone would make something so primitive and dare hope it would fire, but we aren't stranded on an apocalyptic island filled with naked, homicidal, post-modern savages, so we wouldn't know. Desperate measures.
Badtrip has started a new line of Rusty Army Medical Corps gear, and we think some of it is quite good. By removing the visor and adding a red cross, this riot helmet looks a lot like a WW2 medic helmet. We like the netting that covers the helmet, though we're not quite sure what it's for.
Now, just because you look like a medic doesn't mean people are going to hold fire out of respect for the Geneva conventions, but they may hesitate long enough for you to shoot them first. You never know.
An attractive curio to spruce up your filthy man-cave or killer cannibal den, this deployable spinner is made to look like a medieval shield. Too bad you can't use it like one--we could use something to hold in our off hands.
The design is attractive, the edges a thin, slightly rusty metal, and the wood of the shield a bit battered but pleasing to the eye. Pass the time spinning it while you talk trash in chat. By Oxhid3
These cute death's head gloves look like they were sewed by savages with way too much time on their hands, which is pretty much everyone running around this brutal playground. Veys put a lot of detail into this skin, with fine work on the stitches, the leather in the palm of the hand, and the small cut in the right eye of the skull.
The gloves are also bright and flashy in the game, which they need to be in order to see them at any sort of a distance.
The other skin from Badtrip we like this week is this Rusty Corps wooden medical box. The wood is scratched and battered, and the box is bound with two strips of realistic canvas strapping. Even the least attentive and thick skulled members of your clan will understand it's the medical box without any writing or stenciled icons to explicitly tell them so, and thus subtract from the immersion of the game.
Astute readers will also note that after several months we have finally noticed the artist likes to call himself Badtrip for short, not Mental Disability, so we're fixing that reference going forward.
And now for something completely different. JohnnyOldBoy offers up a cute, harmless looking headwrap, just the thing you need to convince people you are genuinely friendly. And then, after you've gained their trust, bury your ax in their skull.
The skin looks great in-game, and seems technically sound. We wish it good luck in the approval process--we're pretty sure it would sell well!