One set and a good mix of guns, boxes and doors for you this week. Quality and quantity of submissions was high, so it's a competitive week for the artists. Our favorite skin: Death Adder, by Badtrip.
This set is a rework and extension of a metal face mask by Milho Frito and Rcham several months ago which has proven very popular in the Workshop. The set includes this muscular chestplate, a mask, and a genuinely excellent bronze sword to make you into a proper Achilles, minus the invulnerability and favor of the gods, of course. The chestplate mixes ancient and modern elements and has clearly been through battle, showing scratches, nicks, and blood all over the armor.
It's a excellent, high quality set, so be sure and drop by the artists' workshop to check out the sword and mask and see how well they work together. You won't be disappointed!
Bonelord is another graffiti strewn implement of destruction by Estavos, perfect for a clan of pitiless street warriors fighting for survival amid the ruins of civilization. A crude skeleton lies across the body like discarded fish bones, while angry slogans and drawings are scrawled along the barrel and ammo clip. The stock has been removed, and a skull winks at you from the back whenever you take aim. Skins don't get any Rustier than this.
Wooden doors don't do much to ward off attack, even though they are often the only thing standing between you and a pack of bloodthirsty savages howling for your blood. But they make good skins, which is why we see so many top flight artists like Mishka producing more.
Like all wooden doors, the Laboratory door has two different sides, the outside showing a faded old bio hazard sign, while the inside's got cute drawings, scientific formula, and other evidence of mad science residency. Both sides feature rough wooden planks, peeling paint, and scraps of blue plastic tarp pinned over cracks to keep the wind out and the experiments in.
The mesh is modest but the textures superb, and we think this door would make a great interior door for role players or any base paying attention to aesthetics.
A gun for sneaks and spies and everyone else who likes their killing up close and personal. Painted army greens and grays with cloth wrapped around the barrels to muffle noise (no, this does not work in-game), the weapon is understated but highly detailed, deadly but not flashy, and cheap, but effective. Just the thing for door camping rich and careless neighbors.
The snake winding its way along the body of this creepy bolt action by Badtrip looks a lot like the dreaded Golden Lancehead, a highly venomous pit viper you don't want to meet. It is native to Snake Island in Brazil, which has a snake population of one to five snakes per square meter.
This is just the sort of thing Badtrip likes to feature on his guns--snakes, monsters, and skulls. Or better yet, snakes crawling through skulls, and this gun has three. The gun's also got a red snakeskin finish amid warped wood and peeling paint. A graceful cloverleaf pattern on the back of the gun provides an odd counterpoint to the creepy imagery covering the rest of the skin.
The MP5 is the forgotten weapon among Workshop artists, a distant second languishing in the shadow of the almighty AK47. We're not really sure why--the mp5 is popular enough among players, and the gun provides a large canvas to work with among artists. We suppose if you're going to put the hours in to make a good skin, you want it to sell well in the store, and the AK's a proven winner.
Fortunately Madroce remembered there are indeed other guns in the game, and released the humble Glory MP5, gilt-edged with lines and spikes against a blazing sun, a promise of victories to come. It's a beautiful and luxurious MP5 with just a hint of dirt and tarnish to remind what game you're playing.
The furnace skin keeps drawing the attention of talented artists, usually as a humanoid figure or scowling god. Totem is one of those skins, an angry-comical god with its tongue stuck out and a fire in the belly. In a clever design, the god faces back, front, left and right as though suspicious you'll sneak up and try something, with eyes serving double-duty for the adjacent directions.
A rusty, twisted blue water pipe shotgun with a white enamel (or bone) stock and grip. Metal clamps bracket the enamel and lend contrast of material, while skulls ring the breach and scream their fury from the stock. A judicious spattering of blood completes the picture.
Door campers rejoice! Though the water pipe is a humble early game or poor man's weapon, LittleRanger manages to make the gun into something dark and special. Lay in wait with pride!
A solid gold lid framed in hand carved jade--those Aztecs actually had to make something with all their shiny gold, and why not make a gold box to hold...more gold? Too bad the stuff's worthless after the Apocalypse. What are you going to do with a soft yellow metal that can't form tools or weapons?
Why, appease the gods, of course. This box has got at least five different gods on it, all in some state of panic or nervous breakdown. We're not sure what's wrong with them, but you can help by filling the box with tribute. Who knows, it may bring you luck!
By La Crampe
Speedy is an alien with a snake tongue and a drinking problem. Speedy also likes to smoke cigarettes and eat things, any things....so don't get on his bad side.
An antidote for a drab or colorless base, the Speedy Door is guaranteed to brighten up your grim bunker and draw attention whether you want it or not. We love this artist's work and are always happy to see more. Drop by his workshop and have a look around, and we think you'll see why.