About half the skins approved this week are from the back burner or have been sitting in the suggested pile for awhile. Of particular note is the Metalhunter set, an eight piece set that just saw the final four approvals go through. Our favorite approval: The Dead Pirate Rifle, by JohnnyOldBoy.
WTF Fisher Sleeping Bag?!? But we liked the Fisher Wooden Dooaaar! Well, there's always next week. In the meantime we can enjoy the bedroll and the rustic aesthetics it lends our humble starter hut. We can also imagine the smell of old fish rising from the fabric, and are grateful we're not there in person.
Congrats to T.O.N.Y.A.E.R1
A hatchet made from a roughly polished wood handle and a Damascus Steel blade. Most likely the blade was found in a museum or collector's house--certainly the savage people inhabiting our charming island could not reinvent such a wonder.
The artist, Sfonsper, did a good job in aging the leather wrapping the handle and the metal attachment to the handle. For those of you who refused to click on the wiki link, those pretty flowing swirls on the blade are the mark of Damascus steel.
A beat-up old locker dragged from the security office at Cobalt and put to use in your shabby raider base. Not that the security office wasn't shabby, too--rules seemed a bit lax from the looks of it, and the furniture budget was running more than a little thin near the end. And while we can't quite make out what that note in the middle of the locker is saying, it's probably a memo warning employees not to allow the press on the premises nor to discuss last week's unfortunate radioactive steam release. And besides, everything is now under control.
Painted in sickly shades of purple and maroon with a large poisonous centipede running down the barrel, Sting by BFS is an aptly named semi auto pistol. We think it's a good pistol for female players staying in character, or for people who just like their weapon to seem painful and nasty-looking. Too bad you can't poison your bullets, or coat them in Teflon.
@Facepunch--how about different kinds of arrowheads, and poison for them?
Sometimes when raiders hit a base, they take everything but the kitchen sink. Figuratively speaking, of course. And now with the new rules that let you pick up many objects, they'll take your boxes, your furnaces, rugs, shelves...even the fuel out of your lamps if they get your tool cupboard. They'd take the kitchen tiles, if you had a kitchen.
That's what this quirky hammer by Veys and Caglayan is about--raiders putting everything to use. It's a wooden mallet with homey kitchen tiles glued to the sides. They wouldn't stay there for long in real life, but this is a video game, so your hammer will be fine.
Used with other rustic and appealing skins like this week's Fisher Sleeping Bag and you can put together a cozy little cabin pretty easily. You might even be able to forget just what kind of murderous savagery lies right outside your cute but flimsy wooden door.
After six long weeks, Facepunch finally gathered the remaining pieces of this spectacular eight piece clothing and armor set by T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. and approved them all at once. The set includes this armored chest plate plus the gloves, light stop sign armor and kilt you see here as well as a hoodie, pants, boots and armored face mask already approved several weeks ago. The older items are no longer available in the Rust store, of course, so you'll need to pick them up from the Steam Market to complete the set.
The set is not particularly colorful and flashy, but is is the most integrated, sharp, and exquisitely detailed set we've seen to date. So follow the links to Tony's workshop and feast your eyes on the large images you'll find there. You gotta see it to believe it.
This is the stop sign armor for the Metalhunter set. This vest conflicts with the armored chest plate in that you can't wear both at the same time. You'll also have to choose whether you want to wear the gloves or the boots because there aren't enough slots for the whole thing. (@facepunch--c'mon, just add another slot)
We've already raved about the quality quite enough, we're sure. But note the dented metal, selectively applied rust, small snags and tears and the copper wire holding the pieces together. The more you look, the more details you find.
This is the kilt for the Metalhunter set. It best matches the roadsign armor, but you can still wear it with the armored chest plate and it'll look good.
Besides the well stitched and aged leather belts, we'd also like to point out how solid the armor seems in comparison to most roadsign armor. This set looks tough, and makes you believe it could actually save your life in a fight.
These are the gloves for the Metalhunter set. Details on this skin are about as good as they can get--padded leather backs, fine stitching, ground-in dirt on the palms and in the seams--it's almost photo realistic.
A double barrel shotgun made from what looks to be high pressure fuel piping. The original title of the skin was "Fire Extinguisher DBS", but the tubes don't flare at the end and Facepunch renamed it on approval, so we view them as pipes. We like this skin--the DBS is all about big noise and sudden death, and fiery red is the way to go.
Although the colors are vivid, the overall paint job on the gun is worn and faded, as it should be. The DBS is a short range weapon, so the bright red barrels don't affect concealment so much. When you find your target, he'll know know you're there. :)
Night Howler is a wildly popular AK skin by BFS featuring the rad wolf that killed you in the dark last night and ate your liver, not to mention your weapons, armor, and 12k of wood you had just chopped. It's mean and nasty and just like its name, a furiously aggressive, rage driven weapon looking to kill.
The glossy, metallic pain is sharp and clear, but the gun is a touch on the clean side.
After Night Howler, the Dead Pirate Rifle by JohnnyOldboy is the next most popular skin this week. It's an elaborately carved Ak, emblazoned in metallic bas-relief with seaweed, kraken tentacles, shells, squids, and JohnnyOldBoy demon skulls. Two big ones and a small one one top of the nail driven into the stock. Since that one's in the back you'll see it whenever you take aim. That, and some kraken tentacles.
The wood's dark and made to seem as though it's suffered some water damage. Rust level is low, but it is anything but factory fresh. Excellent quality.