Looks like this is Hatchet Week on the workshop. Tons of hatchets, most of them very high quality. Hatchets are so popular, and the competition so fierce, aspiring artists should consider different categories for their efforts to maximize their chances of approval.
We hereby dub the POP Crossbow skin of the week for creativity and quality on a skin category other than hatchet.
SerQ, he of Pig Gun fame, has released another GREAT skin, this time a Roy Lichtenstein-esque crossbow painted front to back in colorful pop comic imagery. No part is untouched and there's a lot of clever details all over the weapon, like the eyes on the bow that stare at you when you take aim.
We REALLY hope this one makes it into the game. Super well detailed, colorful, clever, and Rusty. The crossbow is part of a larger set of POP clothing, which you can see by visiting SerQ's workshop.
A beautiful oak and iron large wooden box by T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. We like the iron reinforcement pattern, the old-fashioned keyhole, the fittings, and the warm wood grain. We also like that it has no writing on it whatsoever, which is refreshing, and is simple and unassuming enough to fit well in any kind of base.
Our second T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. skin on the top ten this week is the Metal Hunter Chestplate, a companion piece to his Metal Hunter face mask from last week. The set has a certain grim, heavy look to it, with dark brown leather holding up what looks to be padded metal plates with a fine mesh stretched over it. The chestplate enjoys all of this artist's customary attention to detail, like the two partially repaired slashes in the upper chest armor, the copper fittings, and the bonus plates, pockets and rings found here and there.
At long last a genuinely good looking small wooden box has appeared in the workshop, courtesy of Badtrip. It's got iron and brass fittings, polished wood and a couple of metal plaques that say "ammo" so your raiders will know where to look for the good stuff.
It's crudely enough assembled to call it Rusty (the chicken wire in the front helps) but is still quite appealing, that is if you care about sprucing up your man-cave.
Double, double, toil and trouble...
New Rust artist Littleranger presents his own version of the perfect hatchet for Rust. It's a pre-apocalyptic metal hatchet with a tarnished blade, polished wood and metal handle wrapped in electrical tape, and the marks of it's industrial manufacture visible on the back of the blade.
Macbeth is very detailed, non-symmetrical on its two sides, and highly realistic. A great skin from a very promising artist.
Hatchet Week continues with this fine stone hatchet from Jesin. It's covered in Nordic style runes and blessed by the Gods, so you are sure to win battles with one of these equipped. And if you do lose a battle, it probably just needs recharging. Find a couple of sleepers, chop them up with the hatchet, and you'll be back in business.
Jesin has certainly blessed this skin with detail--pits on the handle, leather straps in strong relief, the facets on the blade and plenty of mysterious sigils make for a cool and creative skin.
Be without fear in the face of your enemies...
Zufick bequeaths a true weapon for the modern knight, a relatively shiny pump shotgun to smite and blind your enemies. Though the wood of the stock is rough, the metal is intricately and nobly patterned (albeit in a suspiciously Mohammedan style) as befits a dedicated servant of Right. Strike down the wicked, and know that God does not view your murder and banditry as sin, but rather HIS work, and therefore Just.
Now for those who are NOT interested in doing God's work, Anathenn offers The Beast, a black, unclean thing covered in sorcerous runes, dried blood, and hideous monsters in bas-relief.
Though The Beast is a good all-around weapon for any occasion, we recommend waking up at 5 in the morning on wipe day, banging on barrels and making The Beast so you can spray down newbies by late morning. The more unfair, the better. Sacrifice 'em to the Beast!
Veys has upgraded and improved his Swamp King pump shotgun, and we are sold. It features an evil-looking river croc with a long snout and lots of teeth, all shaped to fit the contours of the weapon. The weapon is perfect for door camping--lay in wait for someone to open their door, blast 'em with the Swamp King, then drag their body off where the two of you can be alone. OK, so you can't drag bodies. but you can definitely lay in wait.
@devs: it would be fun to be able to drag bodies and sleepers.
@devs: This survival game needs crocodiles.
Lastly Vitalik offers a crude but tough face mask for players who are, well, crude and tough. It's part of a two piece Heavy Machinery set that looks like pieces salvaged from one of the dungeons on the island.
Very nice detail on the cap. The face part is simple and well made, but the cap is sharply detailed with two different pieces, and some heavy stitching and leather patches on the back. Excellent work!