Another strong week for skins, with the Golden Drake AK as the most popular in the workshop. Our favorite is the Phoenix Crossbow, by Freddy.
Vitalik can't get enough of the new furnace mesh, and we're glad of it, since furnaces can make much such a difference to the atmosphere inside your base. This one's an ancient clay furnace, Mediterranean in style and complete with cracks, hand made patterns and a blackened brick base. The only thing that's missing are drawings of athletes doing back flips over charging bulls, or warriors heroically stabbing fallen opponents with spears.
Essentially, the Ancient Furnace is an upgrade on the standard clay furnace we've had since the beginning. So if you like the default furnace and just want to sharpen it up, this is the skin you're looking for. Good quality and pleasing to the eye, as always.
Sfonsper won approval on this handsome pair of stone tools to smooth the sometimes painful transition from stone to metal. After all, waking up on the beach can be a little disconcerting, so you gotta take your comforts where you can.
The Artisan's set is the Cadillac of stone tools sets, with polished blonde wood, carved handles and blades, and hand wrapped and tied leather grips. You may be down for the moment, but you're on your way up.
This is the hatchet that goes with the Artisan's pickaxe. They're sold separately, but most people will want them both to make a matched set. Just craft with the new skin once and you'll never have to look at the boring old stone tools again--unless pry them from another player's cold, dead fingers, you savages.
Badaxe scored his second approval with the Midway LR300, a no-nonsense military style weapon for the gun enthusiasts players out there. It's not flashy but it is a lot more realistic than most gun skins, which for some players is of utmost importance.
Details are sharp and clear, and weapon wear is present without detracting from a fine weapon skin. Very nice!
Ever notice how the tools and trappings of violence get decorated so beautifully? Sometimes it has something to do with the poetry of conflict, and our brief, fleeting lives, but more often it's just to disguise an ugly implement of death, or mask the sight of blood.
Take this here revolver, the Duelist by Andrey. It's your basic slug throwing revolver, a clever but nasty invention designed to make someone else's fleeting life even shorter. It's rimmed in gold with delicate floral tracery and studded in red and blue gems. Pretty, no? Calms the spirit at the moment of truth.
BFS took advantage of the large canvas offered by the AK mesh to display a lurid and beautiful golden red dragon as it strains and rages against its chains, fire blazing from its mouth. Although the dragon is essentially a 2D image, the barrel, stock and grip have red dragon scales to match.
This is a fun skin and beautifully drawn, our only criticism being there's not much on the top and back to see while you take aim. Workshop views have hit 18,000 since we featured this skin on the top ten, and it looks like sales will be very strong. Congratulations, BFS!
Here's a self powered tanning bed from Badtrip to keep you warm on chill Rust nights. It's clearly pre-apocalypse manufacture, but patched and updated recently--we don't think the fallout symbol in the pillow was part of the original design.
It's a nice sleeping bag skin and very Rusty, but we think the rips in the material on top of the bag are a bit regular when seen at a distance, especially in a cluster of other bags of the same type.
A bright and colorful phoenix covers every inch of this beautiful crossbow skin by Freddy and Krueger (Freddy Krueger) . We wouldn't think a monster like Freddy could produce such fine art, (the long nails get in way) but here it is.
The phoenix really does cover the entire weapon, from the inside of the bow to the end of the shoulder brace, all in bright reds, yellows, and oranges and Rusty as you please. Best thing is you get to see it all every time you take aim. A great crossbow skin!
JohnnyOldBoy continues his frantic and high testosterone Scrapper (Battleborn) series with this large wood box featuring the Scrapper demon front and center. It's cartoony, demonic, violent, and surprisingly good looking in your base. It's also very distinctive and easy to call out in an emergency--"Check the demon box" ought to do it.
Six approvals so far in the Scrapper series, and four unapproved as of yet. Drop by the artist's workshop to see them all!