We have an interesting new Astronaut set by JohnnyOldBoy this week, and a few very popular face masks. Our favorite: Troll Daddy, by StabbyMcStabface.
The Astronaut Hoodie and set by JohnnyOldBoy are some of the most creative skins this week. It's a full spacesuit and helmet that have seen better days. Once it flew proudly to the moon, now its space age fabric is keeping some pitiful savage warm at night.
Details are sharp and numerous, but we wish the suit was a bit dirtier. Maybe it was found in an exobiology quarantine room. And maybe whatever was in that room...got out. Welcome to Rust.
This is the second of the five piece Astronaut set by JohnnyOldBoy. We don't think this helmet will be passing its pre-flight check any time soon, or ever again. The polarized visor is chipped, cracked, and spattered with a mix of Moon dust and Earth muck.
It is pretty hard to turn a riot helmet into a space helmet, but the artist certainly does his best. If you imagine that parts of the original helmet are missing or were stripped off, a space helmet might look something like this. Be sure and drop by Johnny's workshop to see the rest of the set--you're gonna like it!
A once menacing and sleek modern pump shotgun by bfs, now reduced to something just....menacing. The artist has rusted and corroded most of the metal surfaces in a highly realistic way, and the faded primary colors against the dulled metal is appealing in a mean, back-alley mugging kind of way. Appealing, that is, if you're the mugger.
Who would take care of an old hatchet as well as this one's been? Who would carefully polish and sharpen the blade, oil the leather, lovingly sand the handle, scrub out the bloodstains...
We can think of a few people, but you wouldn't want to meet any of them. This hatchet could have been owned by somebody like that--it's that beautiful. There are a few post apocalyptic touches, like two different kinds of wood in the handle, or the studded leather handle wrapping, but even those are well made. By Relic.
Here's a straightforward tough metal face mask by T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. for all your street fighting needs. It's got a fine steel mesh for the face plate, and a heavy metal reinforcement running from between the eyes to the crown of the hard shell cap. More of the fine mesh and reinforcement runs along the back of the cap, all of it Rusty. A couple of holes in the mesh near the chin are a nice touch, attesting to past violence.
It's a grim, no-nonsense battle cap for the hardened street fightin' man, a perfect fit for the game.
Badtrip offers a vivid MP5 carbine painted in shocking black, white and yellow tiger and zebra stripes, as though something terribly unnatural happened out there on the Savannah, 'neath a softly glowing radioactive sky. If you're looking for camouflage, we don't think it's going to work.
But if you're looking for something eye-catching, something certain to draw comment, envy and sniper fire, the MP5 - Wild may be just for you..
A really ugly metal face mask by new artist Sfonsper, creator of last week's spectacular six piece Steampunk clothing and armor set. It's a combination of metal plates, leather, and metal reinforcements, all stained brown with rust or dried blood. Everything looks welded or melted into place, very primitive, but the best feature is a small grill over the mouth through which you can bark muffled, single syllable words at prisoners while gesturing angrily with your weapon.
This is an excellent second skin submission by a very promising new artist. Hope we get to see a lot more from him!
Violent and energetic graffiti is scrawled all over this salvaged MP5, a weapon that looks like it just barely made it through the apocalypse in working order, passed from one illiterate savage to another down through the years. The art is frenzied and angry, as though a bottomless cache of certain recreational substances were recovered along with the weapon.
We really like this skin--it's as crude, ugly and Rusty as it's possible to get. Great work, Teddy!
Mokryi has given us another rock this week, this one bound in barbed wire, because this world just isn't nasty enough yet. Why someone would wrap a large stone in barbed wire and then use it smash things we cannot fathom, but it looks painful.
Mokryi has not done very much yet in the workshop, but we've enjoyed his rock skins and hope to see something more in the coming weeks. Some weapons and armor, perhaps?
Here's something you may soon see standing over you as you bleed out on the warm, green grass: A grinning purple troll face, courtesy of StabbyMcStabFace.
The mask is not just another stupid grinning metal face--those get posted to workshop at the rate of about five a day--this one has an actual purple vinyl mask stretched over a metal backing. It's attached to a leather skull cap with cute happy death faces sewn into the temples, and there's a big tear and dent in the mask just above one eye from a deflected bullet. This is the kind of demonstrative detail we love to see in a skin.