Twenty-one approvals this week, mostly older material that's been awaiting judgement for the last few months. Mishka took the lion's share of the approvals with two full sets of armored gear. After careful consideration, we think the Wasteland Hunter set is the best set, and the Sunrise SAP the best single item skin of the week.
Farseer is either a reverent collage of tribal and spiritual symbols lovingly applied to a sacred weapon, or the result of a scavenger smoking something much stronger than cannabis. We think the latter. Someone found a hidden shipment at the airport?
Either way, the gun will help you achieve enlightenment, serenity, or at the very least a deep, spiritual satisfaction as you mow your enemies down, the more poorly armed the better. The eye on the back of the gun watches over you. By Veys.
Veys won a second approval this week with the Merciless Gloves, which are red leather with a pair of stylized flaming skulls on the backs. We really like these--the skulls are stitched into the gloves, not painted--and all materials look realistic, worn and faded in places from constant use.
The Quarantine Door looks more like it was built to keep something IN, rather than out. It's a battered sheet metal door, not so much rusty as just old and beat-up. The three green hazard signs are clear and menacing--this door really shouldn't be opened--but some people just don't listen. We like the small metal plate near the top of the door, placed as though there used to be an observation window there, but which had to be boarded up for reasons unknown. By T.O.N.Y.A.E.R.
A simple sheet metal door haphazardly reinforced with whatever metal scraps were at hand, welded and nailed and hammered into position. It's not pretty, but nobody's getting through it short of a welding torch or bomb.
A pair of muddy boots by StabbyMcStabFace, perfect in every detail. The mud looks like bad mud, the kind of fine muck you see after torrential rainfall, or in steamy jungles teaming with parasitic life. The mud, leather, stitching,. and shoelaces are great, but the socks somehow avoided any trace of dirt.
A flashy shirt and leather vest in the style of modern traders and merchants. Fashion reigns, even to the end of the world.
This is the chest piece of the badass Raider Roadsign set by Mishka. The vest looks like road signs spray painted an aggressive yellow and red and marked with a skull and crossbones. If you see someone wearing this set, they ain't Friendly, no matter what they say.
We love the dark iron spikes, the spattered paint, and the heavy wire mesh on the right shoulder and bottom of the armor. Great skin, great set!
These are the pants that go with the Raider Roadsign Vest. They match and amplify the merciless pirate image of the set, using the same colors and materials. We like the aging on the leather straps, and the use of that same heavy wire mesh from the vest. Stand and deliver.
Last piece of the Raider set by Mishka, the pitiless Raider Helmet crowns the set with a metal reinforced visor painted and scrawled on by an untalented but energetic artist. The pair of red X's on the side of the dark visor say it all: We're gonna kill ya, take all your stuff, and burn your damn house down.
The Glory Bolt Action Rifle by Madroce is a Rustpunk weapon if ever we've seen one. There's lots of brass and copper, some stylized gears ,and a starburst at the back of barrel where' you'll be looking when you take aim.
The texture placement is a bit haphazard, but the overall impression is retro luxury, Rust style. It's a beautiful weapon.
This is a coffee can helmet made out of road signs by Madroce. It's got a bright red reflective stop sign drilled into the front of the mask, and a green street sign on the top. There's an interesting set of iron spikes on the top piece--not sure what they're for but they look evil enough.
Though the Cristmassy colors ensure everyone will see you coming, even at great distances, we reckon that a plus--wouldn't want to miss a fight!
Now you can eat your enemies alive with the Jaws AK-47 by Badtrip. Painted a pleasant ocean blue, the weapon features a large great white shark one the side, jaws wide open and straining, all full of sharp teeth. It's a bad fish.
What a piece of trash! These worn out old gloves have bottle caps on the knuckles, soda can tabs as wrist fasteners, and two heavy applications of duct tape wrapped around them just to keep from falling apart. Really, who would buy them?
Well, we would. And we're pretty sure a lot of other people will, too. it takes skill to make trash like this, and we're glad to see TheMarex86 has what it takes.
A highly practical armored vest for mercenaries and raiders on the go. It's tough but light, and the straps and fasteners well made and reliable.
"Regulation" scrap armor as worn by the roving bands of mercenaries and marauders that plague the post apocalyptic world. Since it's made from scrap metal each suit is different, but colors are uniform.
Mishka scored two full sets this week, and this one, the Wasteland Hunter Set, has turned out to be incredibly popular. And with good reason: Few Rust skins enjoy this level of fine detail.
The hoodie's got zippers, leather belts, buckles and pockets everywhere. It's the sort of thing worn by armored divisions facing down the Nazi army in Africa during WW2. Everything has a stiff, grimy look to it, like it hasn't been washed since the war.
These are the pants that go with the hoodie for the Wasteland Hunter set by Mishka. The pants follow the style of the hoodie closely, with lots of extra belts and pockets all over in case you need a place to store some scrap metal or piece of string you found in a trash barrel alongside the road.
The front pockets are a bit misplaced, but most people aren't going to be staring at your crotch and probably won't notice. That quibble aside, this is pretty strong work.
The boots are the third part of the set. It's made of two entirely different pieces--pre-apocalypse factory shoes on the bottom and hand worked leather on the top and covering the ankle, all crudely sewn together. There's a zipper on top of the shoe that seems oddly placed, but what do we know about shoe making?
The last piece of the Wasteland Hunter set that got approved is the gloves. These have the same ribbed tan material the rest of the set has, held to the hand with a tiny leather fastener at the wrist. The palms are padded and the back of the hand patched just below the knuckles.
We say this is the last item that got approved in the set because there's another one that has not yet been approved--the face mask. It also fits well with the set, so we're hoping to see it in the game, too. Maybe next week?
Very happy to see the Sunrise SAP make it into the game at long last. We love the artwork here, cute, evil, aggressive, manic and cheerful all at once. The big eye and long row of teeth are fantastic features and fit well into the contours of the gun. And if you look down the barrel you'll see an arrow and two little x's around it, as though saying "What comes out of here will kill you dead." By Dr.Keke1337
Duret won a well deserved approval this week for his Red Dead Jester, an armored face mask divided red and black in converse, with lots of sharp metal bits as "teeth", and jester's checkers on both sides of the cap. A lot of attention was put into the cap as you can see with the stitching, the bolts, and the very fine wrinkles in the vinyl material. Superb work, sublime detail.