Another eclectic week for you, a little bit of everything. After careful consideration, we've decided Vitalik's Gunner's Furnace is the best--but your mileage may vary.
It's a three piece set consisting of pants, gloves, and this here hoodie. The set's padded with (theoretically) fireproof material, which can be tested by wearing the clothes and asking a buddy to hose you down with a flamethrower. Post your results on Reddit!
The pants are a perfect match, but the gloves follow a slightly different pattern and color set. You can see the whole set for yourself by visiting the artists' workshops. Both maintain excellent workshops full of great work, so be sure and drop by!
Shedmon dreams up some of the most creative and weird Rust skins in the workshop. Digital Dreamer is one of his tamer offerings, but it is still...interesting. It's a sheet metal door with chain link and barbed wire mesh pulled taut across the front. Thick electrical wires run along the edges, ready to zap anyone who dares touch the door.
It's about as hostile as a door can get in this game, and we think it will look great on any base, indoor or out.
Here's a fancy new python for you from TonyaeR and Odissey, with a padded red handle and an intricate yet bold copper latticework design over the body and barrel. You'd have to pay a lot for a gun like this in the modern world, while such fine metalwork would probably be impossible in the post apocalyptic world of Rust.
Dark Wolf is a great looking skin, but a bit on the clean side for this game. There's still a couple of subtle cracks and dents here and there, but you'll have to look closely to find them.
Metal Wings replaces your ungainly default wooden hammer with this metal capped Valkyrie of tools. Metallic wings stretch between crossed leather straps in Wagneresque glory, with a single red ruby at the center. This isn't the sort of thing you find on sale at your local hardware store--a movie set, perhaps, or your friendly local post=apocalyptic tribe of Viking wannabes.
The result of an unholy mating between a fire breathing dragon and a medieval court jester, Dragon Spit is a python with a little bit of everything. The handle is carved like reptile scales and armored in motley reds, yellows and blue, while the barrel's got a fine set of pearly white teeth. Slim metal plates gird the body and cylinder, all slightly scuffed and scratched with the passage of time.
A true Milho Frito skin, this gun displays all the well honed skill and creativity this artist has at his command. If you like this skin, we're sure you'll love his workshop!
The mouth of the furnace mesh begs artists to make it into a face and Vitalik just keeps thinking of new faces and characters to draw. Mostly angry faces, of course, and this one's no exception. When lit, two narrow eyes glare and the mouth roars in fury, while the top of the head glows cherry red.
Everything's been given a hand made, post-modern hammered look. The face sits atop a heavy band of highway safety girder, with manually crimped edges along the bottom. Perforations in the "hat" on top of the furnace are irregular, and the metal supports that lay the contours of the face are uneven.
It's easy to imagine this heavy armored door on some remote Arctic listening post, the kind of place soldiers are sent as punishment duty for irritating the brass. Siberia. The Aleutian Islands. Northern Greenland, or a miserable installation on polar ice with nothing but snow and the Northern Lights all the way out to the horizon.
The Arctic Frost Door might have come from just such an installation. It's military in style and tough like a bunker door, but in good condition. No battle scars, just the passage of time and a hint of rust.
While we cannot imagine any alternate reality in which this crossbow makes sense, you gotta admit it looks good anyway. It's heavy carved wood in Pharaonic colors--blacks and golds, crimson and turquoise. A mummy graces the side of the body, and a falcon's wings stretch across the outside of the bow.
There are small details everywhere you look, so be sure and use the admire key (N) to see them all. There's a scarab in front, skulls in the back, and hieroglyphs everywhere. All the wood is polished and worn. with lots of uneven edges and "mistakes" to lend the hand-made touch.
Highly popular in the workshop, X-RAY is a worn and rusty LR-300 with radiation issues. You probably shouldn't carry this gun around, but cancer is the least of your worries on this savage island. Violence is the chief cause of untimely death around here, and X-RAY's got you covered on that score.
The gun features the radioactive emissive (glowing) imprint of some kind of mutated beast. The skull is small but the teeth are sharp and large, so you can be pretty sure it wasn't a "nice" animal. How it wound up on the gun we'll leave to your imagination.
This is a satchel charge made from an old life jacket in bright red waterproof plastic. It's simple but sharp, and the material feels right in the texture and stretch where it bends and bunches around corners. We like the safety netting around the bottom, the tough black support straps, and the heavy stitching around the top and along the sides of the flaps.
All details are strong and correct--skillful skinning by Madroce.