Three sets in the Top Ten this week, each represented by the shirt or hoodie of the set. We name the Diablo Dark Ops Set skin(s) of the week. Enjoy!
The first of the three sets we're featuring this week is the Diablo Dark Ops set by StabbyMcStabFace, which takes advantage of the flexible burlap shirt mesh to produce an imposing, post apocalyptic Spanish conquistador outfit. albeit more obviously Unholy. It's all black leather plates and strips over red burlap like armor, with plenty of belts and rings for interest.
The whole four piece set shares the same style and quality as the shirt, and the pants in particular features a prominent codpiece we're sure many of you will admire. Be sure to drop by Stabby's workshop and check it out!
Our second set is the Sky Seal set by RavN. It's a dark blue and black set in commando / S.W.A.T style, perfect for nighttime operations and skulduggery. The hoodie's got cross-chest suspenders, pockets, a utility belt, and elbow pads on the wrong side of the arm. Not too sure about that detail, but it looks good as long as you don't think about it too hard.
The gloves and boots are well detailed and Rusty, while the pants feature more pads, a long knife at the thigh, and a heavy codpiece that would present problems righteo-quick in the real world. But codpieces are IN this week, so who are we to object?
Our third set is well represented by its hoodie, which looks like a homespun uniform with a rusty zipper, elbow pads, and a dirty camouflage material only a post apocalyptic drill sergeant could love. If you're looking for a military clan uniform, this one's army all the way and can't be mistaken for anything else.
Although the set appears simple, there are lots of small, subtle details and quality is strong. The set is also on the dark side, and the workshop icons were poorly lit, so it is hard to judge from just what you see here. Visit the workshop and view the daylight set for a proper look. By Relic.
A simple wood box reinforced with sheet metal and emblazoned with szINFERNO's popular death raider emblem from last week. How benighted savages managed to do something like that is beyond us, but we suppose where there's a will, there's a way.
Since the box's main selling point is the skull on top it will be wasted in a tightly stacked loot room, but it's perfect for a forward base where it can be discovered empty by your victims after you clean 'em out.
T.O.N.Y.A.E.R.'s Last Eclipse is a Valkyrie of pistols, a post modern, post apocalyptic weapon for the End of the World. Bold art-deco brass plates have been carefully fastened to the body of the pistol, a savage dreaming of Progress, and a triumphal arch at the back of the gun greets the eye when you take aim.
The artist produced two gun skins in this style this week, the other being the Last Eclipse bolt action rifle, every bit as beautiful as the pistol. Go have a look--it's just a click away.
If you gotta go to war, you gotta have something to look forward to when you return. Bfs offers sweet Suzy-Q, a dame most fellows would die for, whether they're in Pacific island jungles or among the ruins of all that once stood tall and proud.
Bfs's rust is getting better, and we like the mildly faded colors of this gun. our only beef is that the girl isn't looking in the camera, but that's a pretty small quibble given the overall quality of the skin. If you like this gun, the artist has another gun with another girl you'll also want to see, the Betty Lou Ak-47.
LittleRanger produced two highly detailed skins this week, the first being Blood Feud, a metal-tipped stone hatchet held fast by aged leather straps and tightly woven spirit cloth. The wood handle is old and water damaged, the stone hatchet head chipped, and the metal tip rusty. There are no mistakes.
The trouble with such a finely detailed but small skin is that you can't see any of this at much of a distance. You've got to stop and smell the roses to appreciate it, which is not something one does in the heat of a pitched battle. But if you're just puttering around fixing up your base, aesthetic touches like this are nice to have.
LittleRanger's second great skin is the Mad Crossbow, a motley collection of colors and styles that some find a little busy but we quite like. It brings color and competent technical art to a skin category that doesn't get a lot of attention especially since gears are so precious in the early game.
The artist touched all parts of the mesh, and we particularly want to point out the masterfully worn metal on the left-hand grip on the body and the stock you'd rest on your shoulder. But that's just one of several finely honed details on this crossbow.
And now for something completely different.. A water pipe shotgun painted...well...just look at the picture. It would seem our hero told one too many whoppers and suffered a heavy dose of radiation to boot. Not a pretty sight.
But certainly an unusual sight, which the game can always use especially on an under utilized weapon like the water pipe. And it is entirely believable--an islander could certainly paint ugly Pinocchio given a set of paints and enough time, which is about all they've got enough of. By AlmaTadema.
Last we have the God of Builders Hammer by Brajkula, a comically fierce monster head on the the comically large hammer head we find ourselves using all the time. The hammer matches many of Brajkula's other skins quite well. Details are strong, simple, and direct, making them easy to distinguish from a distance...which is going to make people want to take it from you if they see it. So be prepared to defend your god if you work with him outside.