Three more pythons for you this week, popular with players and artists because people you shoot with a python actually fall down and die like they're supposed to. Best skin: The Bushido set, by Badtrip.
Badtrip has produced an excellent five piece ninja set in two different colors, one accented in ghostly white, the other in eggshell-yellow, like you see here. The set's got a burlap head wrap, shirt, pants, shoes and leather gloves all in stealthy black with lots of subtle details like the lace work in the back of the head wrap, super fine stitching, and material creases. The pants have a knife strapped to the right thigh, while the shirt has a shuriken stashed in the back.
This is by far and away the best ninja set ever produced for Rust, unquestionably worthy of approval for quality and creativity, but will Facepunch consider it a good fit for the game? We'll see. In the meantime, be sure and drop by the artist's workshop for a closer lock at all five pieces. You won't be disappointed!
Milho Frito extended his Infamous series with a a set of road sign armor, which includes a kilt, coffee can mask, and this here road sign vest. It follows the same pattern of scrap metal plates and leather straps used in his Infamous AK from last week, only this time as armor. There's a spangly blue and white stars plate, a fractured brassy-red plate, and a couple of skull and bones stamps to be found here and there.
Despite its obviously junky components, the armor somehow manages to seem luxurious, a trick this artist pulls off time and time again. You can see the whole set in the artist's workshop, including the matching AK.
Here's a lovely water pipe shotgun from T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. that mixes tribal / corporate coffee shop symbols with the moist, fresh bones of customers who occupy tables without buying anything. The gun employs leather, perforated metal and softened bones to pleasing effect against a wrought iron pipe and breach. A single large sliver of bone is tied in place at the tip of the barrel and serves as the gun sight, which you'll see every time you take aim.
Here's another forge skin from La Crampe, this one a fired clay furnace with wrought iron ("forged iron") trimmings and a few very nice details you have to look closely at to appreciate. There's the smoothed bricks a the mouth of the furnace, a manufacturer's stamp on a brick and an ash collection plate, and finally a metal mesh side window that lights up when the furnace is in use.
La Crampe rarely produces more than one or two skins a week, strongly preferring quality over quantity. This is a very sharp furnace skin, but the artist already has two others of equal quality and creativity approved. You can see them in his workshop, and you can always buy his old skins in the Steam Market
Prime is a straight forward Python skin by LittleRanger, which is unusual for this artist because of his focus on colorful and somewhat eccentric skin themes. A set of thick grooves cut into the silvered barrel give the gun a heavy appearance, which is reinforced by a dark wood pistol grip. The only true LittleRanger element in a wavy sun emblem just above the grip, which is not exactly the sort of decoration most gun enthusiasts would add to their weapon.
Still, it's the kind of detail people like about LittleRanger's work, and gives you something to look at when you Admire (N) your weapon.
Third python, this one a graffiti gun by KeKe. KeKe specializes in a certain kind of highly detailed visual humor, usually graffiti or "urban" in style but unique to this artist. The longer you stare at a KeKe skin, the more you see.
We do have a couple of criticisms of this skin. First, the artist didn't touch the pistol grip, and that's a lot of skin real estate he could have put to use. Second, the top of the gun is bare, and that means you won't see anything special when you take aim. Nevertheless, we still think it's a strong skin, and worthy of a spot on the Top Ten.
Another Python for you, this time from Zepo0000 (We'll call him Zepp). It's a steam punkish weapon in black iron and brass, with some tiny gears near the cylinder and an odd lace-up...something in the pistol grip. Looks like it could be a battery, or maybe a gas cartridge, we really can't tell. Whatever it is, it looks interesting, as does the whole gun.
Judging by the number of views on the Workshop, lots of people agree with that assessment. Zepp also produced a Steam double barrel shotgun which we are not featuring on the top ten, but we think stands a good chance of winning approval.
Shedmon is a very creative hit and miss artist who can sometimes really swing for the fences and produce something wonderful, or more often something grotesque. This is one of the gross ones, a bone knife wrapped in some kind of large insect pod with teeth. It's not life as we know it, but a lot can change in a hundred years of radiation, chemicals, and who knows what else blowing in the wind.
It's an unsettling skin, and if that's what you're looking for, you've found the right artist..Shedmon has several more wickedly unpleasant skins in his workshop and on the steam market--check out the vile Eater Hatchet from last Halloween.
This is what happens when you don't properly cure and prepare a hide before leaving it to...ripen. Of course, many of the animals found on this radioactive island aren't in the best of health, and some are downright unwholesome.
Perfect for a primitive / cannibal base, the rug will fit right in next to your indoor campfire, cannibal furnishings, or other celebrations of death. Just be glad you can't smell it through your monitor.
Badtrip released a metal hatchet based on a design he's been working on for a couple of weeks. Barbed wire seems to be holding the blade in place, while paint peels on the blade and the plastic grip stretches with wear. The tool is quite Rusty but colorful, and you'll look great while chopping up enemy bodies with it.