Three excellent furnaces for you this week, along with some highly creative art, like the Cursed Treasure rock. Our favorite: the Urban Furnace, by Estavos and Ravn.
Do Octopuses get angry? We know they'll eat one another as happily as they'll eat any other fish, so they're aggressive. And we suppose if someone tried to eat us, we'd be angry, too.
Which is important, since our neighbors in Rust frequently try to kill and eat us, and it usually gets us all riled up. How rude! We'll see who eats who...
Back to the skin, the octopus looks pretty angry, and it's a big one, so watch out. Note the way one tentacle curls around the trigger, and have a look at the fleeing diver to get an idea of the scale of the beast.
By Freddy and Krueger.
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. Good quality and pleasing to the eye, as always.
Looks like someone had a bit too much last night. The famed Urban series is back, this time in the shape of a hungover furnace. People scrawled all over our hero while he lay comatose on the couch last night, and now he can't find his car keys. Or his wallet. Looks like it's gonna be one of those days...
There are a lot of details on this furnace you'll have to look closely to catch, and they go all the way around the skin, so you'll want to place one where you can see the back sometime, provided it wins approval. We certainly hope it does!
Here's another furnace, this time with a mild touch of steampunk.that doesn't stray too far out of bounds for Rust. The level of detail here is intense, with riveted plates, uneven edges, tiny pressure gauges, metal clamps, crimped metal, faint hints of rust here and there...it's amazing. If this gets approved, you're really going to want one in your base!
By T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. and Odisseysuper
Not to be overlooked is this sheet metal door by T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. and Badtrip. Like the Hydraulic Furnace, the detail level is ferocious--this skin did not get produced overnight. The door is that same, carefully handled metal that you see in the furnace but applied flat. Note how it appears to bow in a little bit between rivets, every spot a little different. The streaks of dirt around the tool symbol is a nice touch, and so is the wrench stuck to the door handle.
This skin is also a lot rustier than the furnace, although it appears to be rock solid--almost deceptively so. Super high quality work here!
LittleRanger's second skin on the Top Ten is the Hellion, a luxurious double barrel shotgun of an almost noble character, the sort of weapon fox hunters might employ, if they wanted anything left of the fox after they shot it, that is. They may not--it's all in the chase, you know.
And that's a sentiment Rust players can understand. Often you couldn't care less what some player has--you just want to watch him die. And by what better weapon than a regal Hellion DBS?
Every dark lord needs a throne, and soon you may have one for your evil lair, too.. It's all black iron and leather of unknown origin, with skulls tastefully arrayed on the back of the chair, and a handsome wreath pattern stamped into the seat. The back's got an ominous, world-conquering eagle with wings spread wide, and probably something else, but that's covered up by a heavy metal plate for some reason. Repairs over a failed assassination attempt?
Great chair! We'd place it in an elevated position over a large room, maybe using the new half height blocks to pull it off. We'd also play with the lighting a bit, but keep it dim.
Now here's something you don't see everyday--a rock skinned to look like a stolen mummy mask or golden idol. It's all gold and was once quite valuable, but now it's pretty much only good for smashing rocks and barrels. Funny thing is, even if you smash it to pieces you keep finding it again whenever you wake up on the beach. And you wake up on the beach a lot for some reason...
This is the most creative rock skin we've seen to date. Good job on the gold, and the wandering, jeweled amethyst in the left eye socket.
Nightshade is one of those weapon skins that look better close up than at a distance, where you can't see all the psychedelic little details the artist crammed into the space. Fortunately we now have the admire animation, so every time Rust starts to get to you, you can hit the N key and take a little trip.
First and foremost is the possessed zombie orc head with tentacles growing out its ears. This is a special image you'll need to look at again and again to understand, if such a thing were possible. The feature is so prominent the gun should have been named, "Still life with zombie orc head" or something to that effect.
Secondary features include a few varieties of suspicious-looking flowers floating in a background "sea" in and around the waving head-tentacles. You'll also want to contemplate the loose eyeballs in mystery flesh drawn over the ammo clip.
What does it all mean? We dunno, but BFS definitely takes the prize for more most surreal skin of the week.
Last we have the Junkyard set by Milho Frito, a metal chest plate and face mask pair of strong quality. It's an eclectic collection of junk welded and fastened to a sturdy metal back plate, with a few oddities like a zipper in the front and a couple of loose chains. The back's got some heavy leather with skulls drawn on it, and a highly amateurish paint job. The owner isn't a skillful painter, but he is enthusiastic.
Solid work by an old Workshop hand. This is not one of his most creative skins, but the quality cannot be denied. You'll never go wrong with a Milho Frito skin.