T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. and Odissey swept the approvals this week with two excellent furnaces and a double barrel shotgun. Also of note is the grim Muertos sleeping bag by Estavos. Our favorite: The Hydraulic Furnace.
Here's a lovely old wooden door braced in metal in the shape of an old springtime tree. The wood and metal are in good condition, with a hint of dirt and tarnish to give the impression of age. The interior of the door is more sparse, with just two tree branches and some heavy metal studs as decoration.
The door is so pleasant and peaceful it's hard not to like it, but it's also hard to resist the temptation to blow it off its hinges and see what's behind it. If you really want to be wise, don't rely on wooden doors for long.
And here we thought the Lion was king of the Jungle! But hey, if an uncaged tiger says he's king, then he's king. Not gonna argue.
The King seems angry in an impersonal way, like a rich rust player on a roving AK rampage, confident, aggressive and seemingly unstoppable. At least until he falls in a trap or is lured into an ambush.
We like the dark tiger stripes on the back of the cat, but feel the barrel could have used something more, especially at the back of the gun where you take aim. BFS seems disinterested in that detail. Quibbles aside, the King's a pretty inspiring weapon to carry around. Hail to the king, baby!
LittleRanger's Lone Wolf Chest moved off the backburner and into the approved column this week, a celebration of the clanless, friendless lifestyle that so many people talk about, but so few actually live. Without a clan, there's nobody to watch your back while you build, no one to stand watch in a raid, no backup, and no chatter.
It's a lonely life, but there's also nobody to forget to close the doors, or eat all the food...or to betray you. This chest will help you remember why you chose this proud, lonely life with a pair of snarling silver wolves on the lid, tin brass fittings, and a rough pine finish. Bloody flames on the sides complete the picture, one man against the world.
Badaxe won approval on his Urban Light SAR, a lean, green military machine that looks like it spent years in the concrete jungles of Africa and South America ambushing government patrols before riding through the apocalypse in (relatively) good condition. Like most of this artist's work, detail is simple but strong with high quality. Note the tiny red sight mark at the end of the barrel.
A shoe-in for approval, this creepy-comic skeleton bag by Estavos is just the sort of skin Rust players like best. Dire gangster slogans run down the sides in Spanish, following the bones and saying something about...sleep. We know that word because we slept a lot in Spanish class. If you look closely, there's also a faint watermark ring of text and symbols in the upper portion of the bag, but we can't really make it out. No matter--you can be sure it's not a message of peace and love.
This is a great all purpose sleeping bag for clan or lone wolf alike. Execution is simple but entertaining, and the bag has a nice, rough texture against the faded bones of the skeleton.
Zepp and Estavos produced the Relict Python a couple of weeks ago and finally saw it win approval yesterday from the Second Chance column on the Trello board, which is where unselected skins that prove popular on the Workshop may go for, well, a second chance review by Facepunch.
The gun's got the same kind of complexity favored by Zepp that we saw in his steampunk weapons of last week, with fancy knotted lines running round the handle, barrel and body. A single red glowing jewel winks from the top of the grip.
Up close, the gun will look great, especially using the admire animations. From a distance you won't be able to see all those fancy details, but it'll still be a Python. :)
Stick it to the Man with the Revolution hoodie and pants by xINFERNO! The hoodie's got several pieces of Rust flair buttons stuck to a denim vest with a giant anarchy symbol on the back to advertise your anti-social attitudes an beliefs. Anarchy rules! and you can see the results all around you.
Good attention to detail, from the stitching and pleats to the studs and flair buttons in the denim vest. Worn in combo with the pants, the set will turn your clan into the most lethal pack of street punks since Escape from New York!
These are the jeans that go with Revolution Hoodie and come with everything you need to be a street punk in total rebellion against the System and really piss off your parents. Not just one but two belt chains, a couple of fight the power patches, and a bandanna tied around one leg at the knee. Worn with the hoodie, nobody will think you're on the wrong side.
Of course there is no System anymore, and no mom and dad to antagonize. Just the cannibals and psychopaths, the sound of gunfire off in the distance, and the cold, cold nights.
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 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.
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!
So...two furnaces from the T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. and Odissey team. Which do you prefer? They have more! Follow that link to their workshop and have a look at their long line of approvals. Lots of very high quality skins, all still available on the Steam community market for Rust.