Fourteen approvals this week, including a surprise reversal for BFS and some less commonly seen meshes. Our Favorite: Lone Wolf Crossbow by szINFERNO.
Golden Dragon reminds us all too well of the Chinese food we ate last night. All too well.
It's an Semi Auto Pistol with a satisfied looking dragon in bas-relief on the barrel. Anathenn is an excellent artist who pays attention to all parts of the skin, so the top and back of the gun (which you'll see when you take aim) are decorated with ridges and scales. He does a good job maintaining the dragon motif throughout the gun, and you will forever be reminded of grand Chinese feasts and fortune cookies as long as you own it.
Twin to last week's Jade hatchet by La Crampe, the Jade Pickaxe is equally primitive, but a bit grubbier. Detail, especially in the handle, is excellent with a slightly polished, slightly cartoony appearance that's candy to the eye but not perfectly in synch with the look of the game. But it's a small difference for such a pleasing skin.
Like us, this beast probably thought it was on top of the world, until its apocalypse came and stamped it in this rock. The rock contains the skull of what must have been a nasty, toothy critter from some unpronounceable archaeological era long ago when the Earth was young. Now you can pound a four hundred million year old fossil to dust in five minutes every time you wake up on the beach.
Aren't hammers for fixing things? Why would you bring one along on a raid? Oh! Now we remember! It's for stoning up the enemy tool cupboard after you take it over, to more firmly relocate them to the Beach.
Regardless of how you intend to use it, this is a pleasant skin with a mahogany handle, polished stone head and fine cloth straps. Looks...Turkish to us. Yes, a fine Turkish museum raiding hammer, always by your side. By MDemon.
A scary sacrificial door for the early game guaranteed to terrify and repel potential rivals and raiders.
Well, no. Actually, wood doors draw them like flies, but you could stick this door on a trap base, or in the room where you intend to sacrifice your victims. The door certainly looks the part with bloody barbed wire, bones, and evil looking voodoo graffiti.
This remind us to make our periodic request of the Devs: Allow us to drag corpses, sleepers, and the wounded. That way, you can actually throw them on your sacrificial altar and dispatch them properly. We could also use some volcanoes...and sacrificial altars.
Now for those who want their base to last a bit longer before the inevitable raid we have the Scrap Tanker Door by T.O.N.Y.A.E.R.. It's a sheet metal door with a wide collection of metal junk welded to it--road signs, chicken wire, rebar, oil logos, car parts...you name it--all lovingly embedded in an ancient sheet of metal siding, rusted up and ready for adoption at your base.
The artist's technical skill is excellent--note the way the metal bends where it is bolted down, and note the way the edges of the door are subtly crimped in. It's details like those which make a skin seem realistic to the eye.
The Treasure Crate by Badtrip is a welcome addition to a skin category with very few approvals. The mesh is simple, which leads to pretty simple skins, but Badtrip manages to make attractive an object or decoration that fits in just about any base. You can be sure your raiders will admire it, since those are the people most likely to visit, and they won't be shy to look inside it, either.
Great work on the warped wood and curved metal parts. The wood texture looks a touch shiny for us, which gives it a rough yet polished appearance.
A truly excellent crossbow skin by szINFERNO to see you through the early days of the game, or for those who just enjoy hunting with a crossbow. It features a stylized wolf on the body, angry and snarling and full of teeth. The rest of the body has a slightly rusty crosshatched pattern, smooth dark wood, and carefully textured leather. Not the sort of thing primitive savages like yourselves could cobble together, but you could find it at the ruins of a sporting goods store.
A big dinosaur style reptile about to eat a smaller whatsit, its long tail snaking around the shoulder brace, all silver and black as night. You can't really call this gun "flashy" because the details are hard to pick out at a distance, but it is creative and skillfully made.
The gun at first glance seems a bit clean, but on closer inspection you see the bas-relief of the monsters is tarnished and worn in places, and the rest of the gun is rusty and dirty.. While we're confident metalwork like this is out of the reach of the children of the Apocalypse, maybe some gun nut ordered it from a catalog before the Fall, and here it is.
A somewhat unusual approval for Facepunch--the devs aren't into cute--this sleeping bag will keep you warm at night and mark your territory loud and clear with the prominent bear paw sewn on top of the bag. While the bag is not exactly tough guy material, women play the game, too (really!) and it certainly can't be faulted for quality. Excellent stitching, and nice detail with the repaired claw slashes and choice of textures.
LittleRanger won a Quick Death...no, that's not right. Facepunch has approved Quick Death for everyone in the game...hmm, that's true, but not what we want. How about:
Quick Death is now in the game. Some people have already got it, and you can get it too, either from someone who is already dead, or one of the other players could deliver it too you. If you really want it now, you could get a quick death at the store.
Quick Death comes in faded blue and red with car muffler parts fitted over heavy fuel piping. Quick Death means business--it's brutal, tough, and very Rusty. Get yours today!
Bfs scored a surprise approval this week with his Sting revolver, originally rejected for reverse text on the skin, but rescued from the dustbin of history by Facepunch, who apparently were in search of less commonly made weapon skins.
The text is not reversed on the skin in the game, only the workshop icon, a careless mistake that almost cost Bfs the approval. The take-homes here are to make sure you don't have reverse text on a skin in the game or on the icon, and to make less commonly made skins. Competition is fierce.
The revolver skin itself is quite sharp, with a fair measure of dirt and tarnish, Colors are clear and bright--it's a flashy, good-looking gun.
Originally named the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Icepick, Facepunch shortened the name when they put the skin in the store. It's still a great name( (try saying it out loud, quickly) just not quite as grand as before.
It's good to have a new icepick skin, since we don't have so many, but there's not that much that can be done with them. Voodoo Daddy has skeletal ribs wrapped around the handle, a small bloody red hand, and a tiny blind bird skull bound to the blade. That's about all the room the skin's got. Not much too see with a casual glance, but it should look cool when you're banging on rocks.