We welcome back a couple of returning artists this week who we have not seen for quite some time. This was a good week for skins and skin quality--many to choose from, but only space for ten. Best of the lot: Junk Lord Hoodie, by TheMarex86.
It's been six months since the last guitar approval, and now at last comes along a guitar skin with a shot at winning acceptance. The stickers are images we're all familiar with--Rust dungeons, rad suit, tuna can...and the rest of the guitar is rough around the edges, aged with dents and peeling paint. Just the thing for a warm starry night around the fire, or a naked midnight serenade outside your local enemy clan base. By El Fideo Rubio, Phas, and Kra5h.
This exceptionally creative shirt by Demon makes you look serious and, well, not serious at the same time. Beggars can't be choosers in the world of Rust--you gotta wear what you can make or find--and all the past issues of GQ burned up in nuclear hellfire decades ago.
GREAT work on the buttons and the fabric of the inner shirt. We also think the pockets, the rolled up sleeves, and the trim of the coat are fine, realistic touches.
Here's a sharp plate vest from Vitalik. It's got alternating black and yellow metal plates fastened to a corrugated metal backing. The look is distinctive and the craftsmanship nice and shoddy, just like it should be. Good work on the stitching and black leather shoulder straps.
This armor would go well with Vitalik's Clan Leader mask from last week, should they both win approval.
Anathenn released two related skins this week: The Sacrificial Knife and the Sacrificial Club. While we've chosen to feature the club, the knife is just as good and both skins add to the ever growing collection of cannibalistic tools and weapons in the game.
The club features a crude, grinning face carved into the bone and angled so you can see it while you're beating nakeds to death on the beach. It's also got some other runes or markings that must mean something to the kind of mind that carves them, and a nice string and cloth hand grip wrapped around the base.
After a long hiatus, Exenoxx is back producing skins for Rust, and we're certain many of you will be happy to see the Base Invaders carried over to the king of weapons, the AK47. The weapon features a cheerful blue and yellow paint job in the style of an ancient arcade game cabinet with lots of bright stars and galaxies flying by.
The bright, happy colors and cheeky name will (hopefully) drive your victims to a frothing animal fury when you bring 'em down with your cute arcade rifle!
Now, THIS is a brilliant skin, courtesy of TheMarex86. The four point harness with a gear in the middle of the chest, the tire rubber shoulder pads, the chain necklace and bullet...Mmmm.
It's also got lots of tears and duct tape repairs, but the cherry on top is the little Rust symbol on the back of hood made of three soda can tabs and a bottle cap.
Gigertag is a relatively new artist on the Rust workshop scene, having previously published only two other skins, one of which was approved. He's definitely got talent, producing clear, sharp skins with strong detail.
Anarchy is a simple burlap headwrap with a wool beanie and checkered face scarf. The headwrap is a bit worn and threadbare, and comes with a small anarchy patch stitched into the beanie. This way, everyone will know that you respect no law but your own.
Bfs has been quietly working for several weeks now producing quality work, but no approval yet. This latest SAR is one of a three color set--we liked blue the best. And though his names are dull, his artwork is anything but.
You can see how his lines and style turn the otherwise junky SAR into a lean, mean killing machine. Everything is suitably worn and Rusty, but the weapon seems bright and alert, ready for a fight. Most of the rest of his work is of similar quality, so be sure and check out his workshop!
This armored face mask by JohnnyOldBoy really hit the big time quickly on the workshop--9500 views in three days, tons of comments and excitement. The mask is good and ugly with lots of dents and scratches, a leather chin strap, and a couple of prominent battle scars.
But most of all, it offers a grim, death-like visage, proud and pitiless. Slay your victims in silence and gaze down on their writhing forms as they die, certain that your mask is the last thing they see before everything goes black.
Fred The Dog has produced a roadsign armor set to go along with his popular Epidemic AK47. We just feature the vest here, but it really looks best together with the pants.
The vest is full of cool touches and features using all kinds of metal and leather plates, pieces of roadsigns, pieces of trucks, bits of wire and string...pretty much any junk Fred could think of, all welded and stitched and hammered together every which way. It don't get Rustier than this.