A light week on the Workshop, we've nonetheless found a few gems for you. Our favorite: The Finishing Shotgun, by Mishka and Des.
Makeshift is a two piece roadsign armor set by Kosem for those who like to celebrate the ingenuity and make-do that makes Rust such a good game. The armor's made of plywood and leather rimmed in metal, with little snips and pieces of other materials for artistic effect. There's a stretch of chain link, strips of duct tape, graffiti, anarchy symbols, and a smattering of dirt. It's an inner city back alley, only it's decorating your chest instead of your fence.
If you like the vest, be sure and drop by the artist's workshop to see the pants that complete the set.
A very haphazard and Rusty weapon, the Finishing shotgun seems to be named for the racing checks running along the barrel, and the large number 1 painted on the stock. The combination of racing and combat elements is nothing new, but just what kind of race requires weapons?
Lots, apparently. We suppose that's not such a strange idea, once winning becomes more important than (other people's) lives. May the Finishing shotgun blast you to first place!
Badtrip's Tiki SAR is a slightly cartoony take on South Pacific gods and cultures. We say "slightly" since the expressions on their art and statues cover every emotion under the sun plus dozens you've never seen or experienced, regardless of alcohol or illicit substance intake.
Besides the three large carvings in the wood block above the grip, there are a couple of clever figure etchings in the metal. In particular, check out the figure at the back of the gun, just under the sights.
Here's a timeless door that could be found in pre or post apocalyptic times, or in any other historical era stretching back many hundreds of years. It's a simple sheet metal door with a handsome wrought iron reinforcement fastened to the front. Although rust and corrosion can be seen on the sheet metal, particularly around the bottom, the wrought iron is clean, which suggests it is a modern addition to the door.
If approved, the door will be a simple and genuinely tasteful addition to any base.
Everyone loves freedom, and what could be freer than anarchy? Do what you want to whoever you want, whenever you want. Yeah! Of course, they may do unto you before you can do unto them, which is why you need a weapon like LittleRanger's Freedom Revolver.
A celebration of the joys of liberty without limit, Freedom Revolver sports an anarchy symbol and a rebel fist of rage so you can stick it to the Man, your neighbor and anyone else unlucky enough to cross your path in a blaze of righteous fury. All the symbols and stars are against a shiny green metallic background with just a hint of dirt and rust.
"Freedom, yes. But for whom? To do what?" --V. Lenin
The other thing everyone loves is Peace, and again LittleRanger and Woock lead the way. It's a wooden door reinforced with a second layer of wooden planks, crudely painted in red and blue, with a large, yellow peace symbol front and center. The back of the door is a bit more plain, with just a smattering of graffiti to break up the pattern.
While we think this is a great door that will work for all kinds of bases, we cannot think of a single door skin more likely to get you raided than this one. The bright red and yellow coloring will attract attention, and the peace symbol is sure to incite and enrage the roving bands of psycho killers that infest the island. But if you're looking for a red flag to wave in front of your trap base, your search is over.
This is the AK version of Freddy's LR 300 submission of the same name. The LR version has a larger painting canvas and is therefore a bit more elaborate, but we still get something pretty wild and weird on the assault rifle, and the AK is a much more accessible weapon in the game.
A skeletal beast of an unknown, possibly alien species with lots of sharp teeth is painted onto the surface of the gun in emissive paint, glowing brightly in the dark. In pitch black conditions where you can't see your rifle, it looks like you're holding the monster in your hands.
The painting is very clear and sharp, but the rest of the weapon has not been neglected. It's all staples, rust, and fallout symbols and reeks of danger. Already popular on the workshop, we think X-Ray will be a big hit in the store if approved.
A revenant is the corpse of a dead man come back from the grave, usually to hunt down and punish those who wronged him in life. Here we have a cutlass wielding skeleton, eyes blazing and ready to strike down another enemy. Given that all his flesh has rotted off, he's probably been in the revenge business for a long time.
Revenge is a precious commodity in Rust, often hard or impossible to attain, but sweeter than honey when you finally get it. So don't use a sword like the poor old skeleton in this picture--get yourself a real weapon. Get the Revenant AK!
On the lighter side of life, Krovv presents the Lone Builder hammer for those who like to spend their time in the game building, not fighting. In particular, for those who like to build alone, just as the lone wolf likes to fight alone. May we recommend using a low pop server?
So if you use your hammer a lot, you need a good hammer skin. This one's made of a tough, hard polished wood bound in leather and reinforced with metal clamps and pegs. The handle's a light wood with a taped up grip and metal band, and the whole package is beaten scratched, and hard used, just like a beloved, profession tool would be.
Last up we have a nasty, jagged improvised sword you can ram through your enemy's soft, vital organs...if you can catch them. We've long advocated run speed differences in this game for wounded, hungry or heavily armored players, speed differentials that would give a melee weapon player a chance to land a blow on an evasive enemy.
The Trash sword looks like a monkey wrench welded to a strip of rebar severed lengthwise, with additional metal pieces supporting the edges and top of the blade. It's about as nasty a piece of work as we've ever seen. It ain't pretty, but it is Rusty.