Just one set was approved this week, along with an eclectic mix of guns and tools. Our favorite skin: Survivor hatchet, by KeKe.
The Utilizer Helmet is part of a three piece coffee can and stop sign armor set by Sfonsper. It's a classic junk pile armor set that will make you look like the desperate scavenger scum you are. It's so Rusty it looks like the faded paint you see on the set was applied to heavily rusted metal, and then the paint rusted, too. Yes, we know paint doesn't rust, but this paint here did--just look at it!
The set is Sfonsper's second approval, with the popular Elder's Face Mask his first. His workshop shows a steady progression in quality and Rustiness, so be sure and check it out. There's some good stuff in there!
This is the stop sign armor vest that goes with the helmet. The faded recycle symbol near the bottom of the vest suggests the armor was recycled from a recycle bin itself. Very Sustainable. Waste nothing.
Another nice feature of this armor is the artist's skillful application of dents and distortions in the metal. This is hard to do in a convincing manner, and marks a separation from 2D art skills and 3D art skills.
A ferocious killer whale, a peace symbol, a faded skull and vague tribal markings present a strange melange of contradictory symbols and images in the Rebel shotgun by szINFERNO. While we cannot decode what it's all about, the message seems heartfelt.
As with all of this artist's work, the skin is sharp and clear and well worn, and no portion of the mesh has been neglected. The back of the gun is particularly nice, with a star symbol stamped in the back, and heavy rust applied to the top of the gun.
Getting stomped on by your local fratboy bully clan? Wanna watch 'em die? Run over to their base and quickly slap down a 1 x 2 pylon with this handsome but flimsy wood door right outside their front gate. Place a tool cupboard (to irritate) and a shotgun trap (to kill). Dash out or Kill yourself, then come back and watch from afar with some binoculars.
We can think of many other uses for wood doors, but that's our favorite. The Lone Wolf door is a rare skin in that it is genuinely good looking--the sort of thing people pay good money for in the real world. It won't last on a real lone wolf base, but it can work well in neutral zones and role-playing situations, adding a warm aesthetic to a stark and inhospitable world.
A stark KeKe creation, angry, funny, spiritual, and serious all at the same time. The simple drawing of teeth and the pissed off, mean-looking eye on the rusty blade pretty much says it all, and it's very easy to get it from a moderate distance. The hatchet looks great in use, and helps get you into the true spirit of the game.
We love this artist's work, with it's subtle attention to tiny details appearing at first sloppy and careless, then sly and funny. He's got all kinds of great skins in his workshop just like this one--you really should drop by and have a close look.
If you think I'm going to waste precious column space on cheap GoT cracks about this skin's name, you know nothing. The bedroll is a solid and believable skin that is mostly composed of materials available to anarchic savages, whether their winter is natural or nuclear. we like the heavy canvas texture and the stitched leather pouches--this bedroll will look good both inside your base or out in the field.
A wildly popular AK skin in the sharp and vivid colors we've come to know as Freddy's style. This one is a stormy Chinese dragon flinging lighting bolts at unseen enemies. The skin is aged and rusty enough to fit in the game, but that's not really the artist's focus--it's all about the dragon, the blue sky, and the lighting. If you're looking for something Rusty and serious, move along, but if you're looking for flash and style, you've come to the right place.
Freddy's workshop is full of skins in similar style, some of them approved. If you really liked this skin, be sure and drop by his workshop. Remember you can still pick up old skins on the Steam Market.
An almost polar opposite to Freddy's colorful AK is this sleek gray MP5 by StabbyMcStabFace. It's a Rusty old MP5, full of amateur repairs and cold, hard steel, pitiless and unforgiving as winter. The wolf is lean and hungry and on the hunt.
The subdued colors make it an excellent night weapon. If you're looking for something flashy, move along. But if you're looking for a serious, quality and Rusty MP5 skin, click the Store link. Your search is over.
A highly creative, interesting, and attractive rocket skin by LittleRanger that's sure to be a hit in the Store. We know what you're wondering--If I stuffed a rocket shell in a narrow, ill-fitting homemade wooden barrel, would it fire?
The short answer is no. No it would not. Something would happen, certainly, but it wouldn't be good.
The skin also features some electronics strapped to the barrel, and we like the steel fittings at the mouth and the center ring. A final touch is the large scorch mark around the mouth, so you can plainly see this is a battle tested weapon of war.
Krovv offers a little service with a smile in the form of an Oxums employee cap. Oxums is the name of the new gas station ruin you may find on our little island. It's the only one we've got, they don't take credit cards and they've been out of gas for at least 70 years, but what can you expect from a monopoly?
The cap features the Oxums logo and a fair deal of dirt and grease. Sometimes (or maybe always?) there is a cave tunnel underneath the station, so if you like living down there, be sure and pick up the cap. May as well look the part.