Just twelve approvals this week, including two sets. Our favorite approval: The Safari SMG by Mishka.
First up we have the Star Bedroll by AlmaTadema. It's a pleasant evening blue with a softly glowing star painted in the middle, along with the word "Star" in case you can't figure it out. As for the glow, well, we can only think of one thing that glows without electricity for hundreds of years...
We like the grubby cloth and amateurish sewing, and the color of the bedroll against wood or stone on a soft, starry night. Brightens up your base!
BFS scored a second 'pin-up girl" gun approval this week to match the Suzy-Q SAR approval last month. So if you didn't pick up Suzy-Q and you still want a pin-up girl, now's your chance. Betty Lou looks quite a bit more, ah, aggressive than Suzy-Q, and it's an AK so we think it will sell very well.
We love the WW2 style sheet metal riveting, the faded blue paint, and of course lovely Betty Lou. She can come over and raid our base anytime!
Next we have Safari, a warmly painted desert tiger gun by Mishka. Facepunch reached back into the suggested pile to rescue the skin from oblivion, which is a good thing because it's fine work from one of the Workshop's best Rust artists.
The gun has a distinctive appearance from a distance, blends well into the environment, and is skillfully rusted and aged. The tiger stripes look hand painted and irregular, which preserves the home-made look and feel. We have just one question for Mishka: Who takes an Uzi on safari?
A handsome burlap shirt fortified with rigid leather plates on the back and front, and running over the shoulders bandolier style. It's dark, menacing, and not at all friendly, which fits your style of play perfectly.
These are the pants that match the Blacksmith shirt. Keep in mind they are burlap pants, so they're cheaper to make but offer less protection. It came as a revelation to us recently that you can actually access most radioactive sites in the game with the right clothing and armor, so this is more significant that it seems at first.
On the other hand, the low cloth requirement means you can be wearing your snazzy bad-guy threads just minutes after a wipe so the noobs think you're geared and run away from you.
We think the pants have a better design to them than the shirt, but that's just a matter of taste. Together, they're a strong set and a good clan uniform.
And now for something completely different. But what, exactly? Is it Bender with a Mario mustache? A new kind of robot bartender? Or just a simple coffee can mask painted in bright and cheerful colors to rub salt in the wounds of the dying?
The mask isn't for everyone, but for some (and you know who you are) it's exactly what they've been looking for. Interested to see what this artist does for an encore.
We featured this hammer earlier in the week, comparing it to the "nicer" Supreme Hammer posted at the same time by LittleRanger. The Supreme hammer was made of a light color wood with a fine wrought iron sunrise pattern on the head, while the Dead Hammer was darker wood capped in iron and stamped with one of JohnnyOldBoy's trademark demonic skulls.
Facepunch carefully weighed community taste and sensibility, sound business practice and respect for customer satisfaction and zeroed right in on Death. Congratulations JohnnyOldBoy!
The door is a study in rust and corrosion, and we wonder how long it would take for a poorly painted metal door to get like this outside of direct exposure to the elements. Our guess is thirty or forty years if left untouched in an underground bunker. Maybe a lot longer in a dry climate.
The door is so rusty that even the skull and bones stamped in the center is fading. Symbols like that don't come standard on institutional doors--that had to be added by post-apocalyptic survivors. If so, just how long have people been fighting on this wretched little island?
After approving the ultimate in metallic decay, Facepunch then turned around and approved a rather beautiful wooden door by Badtrip. Aside from the sturdy metal mesh at the bottom of the door, you could almost imagine seeing it in on pre-apocalypse homes. Well, maybe only for the cellar or basement doors. Or dungeon, as the case may be.
We don't recommend using the door for serious base protection, but it would be great for a community project, youtube videos and trap bases. or trap closets in your base--raiders are pretty much guaranteed to destroy it.