There were a lot of strong skins to choose from this week, and we feel pretty good about the ten we've selected for the blog. We've all come a long way in the last year or so of making skins, and this week's material is simply amazing. We give the Wasteland Hunter Hoodie the nod for Number One this week--It really, really deserves it.
Mishka released the Wasteland Hunter set this week, a spectacular five piece set suitable for desert combat and concealment. Here we showcase three of the pieces to avoid letting it completely take over the blog, but all pieces of the set are excellent.
The hoodie is the keystone piece, a warm desert brown hoodie and shirt well equipped with heavy leather straps, buckles, padding and fasteners. It's got a rough and battle-scarred appearance to it, and will make you look like tank crew for the 7th armored, facing down Rommel in North Africa.
This is the second piece of the Wasteland Hunter set by Mishka. The pants are almost as well detailed as the hoodie, with lots of extra belts and pockets in extremely uncomfortable locations to drive home the idea that you're a gritty desert warrior ready for action.
This is a technically strong skin,but we do think the front pockets are a bit misplaced. You just don't put things in your lap like that. That quibble aside, this is mighty fine work..
The third piece of the Wasteland Hunter set. Two materials join at the top of the boot, making it look like a bad salvage job, and a heavy zipper runs the length of the boot to the toe for reasons only a fashion designer could understand.
As with the rest of the set, there's a lot of very sharp detail, all eminently Rusty. Good luck Mishka!
A pre-apocalyptic hatchet by La Crampe executed with his usual style and panache. It's clearly seen some use and some weather, with little rings of rust around the bolts and thin portions of the blade. You'll cut a fine figure with this too,l whether out chopping wood, or chopping the bodies of your victims.
Finally! A hoodie for those of, um, YOU who like to creep around in the dark and watch other people, waiting for an unguarded moment to strike. The hoodie comes equipped in forest camo green and lots of leather straps and pockets where you can hide the tools of your trade. It's also got an itchy inner burlap shirt to help keep you awake during your lonely midnight vigils.
The hoodie is part of a high quality set by StabbyMcStabface. If you want to see the whole thing, be sure and stop by his workshop!
Madroce has done it again with his new Glory SAR, a highly popular semi auto rifle that somehow manages to look both crude and elegant at the same time. It's a beautiful skin in a makeshift steampunk style, as though the owner was trying to hide the repairs he was forced to make. The skin is a bit on the clean side, but there's rust on top of the barrel and around some of the screws, so it can't be mistaken for new.
We think a better name for this skin would be "Slasher Mask" because, well, what else do creeps wearing steel reinforced hockey masks do with their time? Anyone who wears a mask like this has GOT to have a wicked long knife, too, and know all the good moves.
The artist, T.O.N.Y.A.E.R., has produced perfect work on the leather straps and stitches in and around the skull cap, and the surface of the mask itself is scratched and pitted in a most convincing manner. No detail is too small for his attention, no portion neglected or unfinished.
And now, in a completely different style, we have the Hell Roaster Mask by Dr.KeKe1337 of Sunrise set fame. We like the name, and we certainly like the mask.
It would be hard NOT to like this mask, with the stylized flames around the mouth and eyes, the black latex skull cap, and the little monster drawing on the top of the cap. Like the rest of Dr.KeKe's work it's got a certain surprising creativity everywhere you look, and the more you look the more you see.
Most of the guitar skins we've ever seen have been pretty ho-hum, but we did a double-take when we saw THIS one by DeltaP42.
There's no mistaking what you're looking at from a distance, but the skin is carefully detailed right up to the frets and rivets on the back of the guitar. Serenade your enemies, but do it from a position of strength, because they're definitely going to want to pry your guitar out of your cold, dead fingers and take it home for themselves.
Appease the Gods and keep out the evil spirits with this reverently carved totem door by Brajkula. It's a nice role-playing skin, especially for those aiming for a cannibal or tribal theme, and will go well with things like the Sacrificial set from last week, or some of the earlier tribal work you can find in the Steam Market.
We don't think we'd put this door on the outside of a base we intended to keep, since it's guaranteed to draw attention and it's just a wood door. One the other hand, it's perfect for a trap base. How can a raider leave it alone?