This week we've got a new three skin set by Mishka and a continuation of earlier sets by Veys and Milho Frito, all top notch quality. Our pick of the week, though, goes to Tonyaer for his Deadpunk Plate. It's really...well, we're not sure, but it's really somethin'. Be sure and check it out!
Mishka has graced the Workshop with the Raider set, a three piece pile of junk wired together and called armor, including vest, pants and a helmet. While not the most creative of names, the set is Rusty and menacing, abounding with sloppy painted skulls, dire safety warnings, and directions to nowhere.
The vest features studded iron spike shoulder pads, welded plates, and the kind of heavy metal chicken wire used by low class liquor stores and unpopular bureaucracies to protect themselves from an armed and surly public. Now maybe it will protect you too, if only briefly.
This is the lower half of the Raider set by Mishka, and it features the same kind of city and vehicle debris as the vest.
The pants may be unique among Rust skins in having what looks to be a computer case fan attached to the lower left pant leg. The rest of the skin artfully continues the sloppy junk theme of the set.
The last piece of the Raider set is is the Raider Helmet, a riot helmet skin sporting a wire-reinforced front visor, some scary looking graffiti, and some hastily applied paint, as though the owner was so eager to get and out kill something his hands were shaking. It's so messy it looks like it's been in a paintball fight, but the helmet is clearly meant for higher purposes.
Building on the success of last week's enormously popular Frost Wolf assault rifle, Veys has released the Frost Wolf Mask, an armored face mask painted as a stylized wolf with red eyes and blue flames. It's a rough job, like something painted by a talented amateur or post apocalyptic savage. We like the ears that extend over the skull cap, and the black 'fur" they lay against. That, and the sharp, pointed teeth.
StabbyMcStabface has updated his earlier Cultist AK and produced this new and improved version, one covered with ominous, demon-worshiping cult icons and symbols. They must help, since a gun as rusted out as this couldn't be much good in a fight. The one touch of color is found on the ammo clip, painted with demonic teeth and wrapped in handsome black leather emblazoned with the radioactive red sigil of the cult's god or demon, or...whatever.
Yes, but stop what? Running? Fighting? It's kind of up to interpretation, but we doubt people will obey. Fighting or running is exactly what they should be doing when they see something like this.
The mask is ferocious, with its bright red stop sign and sharp metal head spikes. It's worn, beaten, and Rusty, and guaranteed to strike fear in the hearts of your enemies. Just don't lean back too far. By Madroce.
A fancy double barrel shotgun by Mishka (again!) with a pair of engraved black barrels and a carved wood stock. There's a thin and slightly oily cloth wrapped around the stock, and every detail is sharp and accurate. It's a handsome weapon, scratched and scuffed for the game but not so much as to ruin the elegant styling.
Now your grim bunker can have a grim Bunker Exit Door, T.o.n.y.a.e.r. style. It's sheet metal plates welded to a rusty steel frame with a heavy plastic or vinyl covering fastened to the other side.
We really like how the vinyl material stretches around the bolts that fasten it to the edge of the door, and the way the artist applied traces of rust to the door handle and welds. It's ugly and Rusty, but in a good way, and that's what counts.
And now for something completely different. Black chest plate armor emblazoned with a steel rib cage and stylized six-pack. In the back there's a large denim patch with a rhinestone skull. And wings. And stars, and chains, and black stitched leather straps...all of it in clear detail, a biker coat of arms for the modern primitive. By T.o.n.y.a.e.r.
Last but not least we have the Racer AK47, Milho Frito's latest addition to his (death) Racer 54 series. It's an assault rifle done up auto racing style, with checkers, racer number, and a slick red and yellow color scheme. The quality of the materials on the weapon is superb and highly realistic, and we love the way Milho Frito adds age and wear to his skins.
The only problem is the fact that it is a "racing" weapon. Most racers don't go into a race packing heat, not even in Texas, but who knows what was happening in the last days of the old world?