Three armor and facemask sets for you this week, all in the top ten and here for you to compare. Solid sets each and all, but the Morgenface Set by TonyaeR and Odissey is our favorite.
Now comes a grim new "Peacekeeper" set by Badaxe, which includes a metal chest plate and this here metal face mask. It's got a heavy metal and twilight desert camo pattern with a steel face grill, the kind of thing worn at dread military checkpoints and barricaded fortifications, where papers are demanded and curt orders barked. Get out of the car. Keep your hands in the air. Get on your knees...
The set succeeds for its sense of militarism and dark purpose. The mask covers the face and hides expression, preventing any human connection or identification, while the chest plate reinforces the impression. If you like the mask, be sure and visit the artist's workshop to see the chest plate.
Our second set is the more fantastic Morgenface set by TonyaeR and Odissey. It's an impressive Frankenstein mix of leather and metal fragments held together with rivets and big staples that tries hard to terrify. Fiery paint licks around the eyes, and the mouth displays surprisingly even teeth in a permanent sneer of contempt.
The chest plate features a stylized six-pack most wearers won't even come close to matching, while both the mask and the chest plate sport cute little TonyaeR devils in out of the way locations. Taken together, the armor set makes you look like a metallic Hulk, sans the green.
Our last featured armor set comes from Mishka and MDemon. Flyer is metal face and chest armor for post apocalyptic flyboys, as though a gang of biker savages discovered a cache of gyrocopters and decided to go aerial. The mask looks heavy and tough, while the chest plate is made to look like a flak jacket / flight harness.
It's a strange but fierce combo, convincing as armor and low altitude flight gear. There's a parachute emblem on the chest plate, but that's just for show. Be sure and drop by the artists' workhshops to see the chest plate and dozens more high quality, approved Rust skins.
This python is a continuation of Madroce's popular Soulkeeper series of guns and, we think, the most handsome of the lot. It's tans and yellows with a crushed bone veneer running the length of the barrel. The cylinder's stamped with tiny silver skulls, while the polished handles are striped in luxurious whorls.
Like an old casino, the weapon is both fancy and run-down at the same time. Soulkeeper is a gambler's gun.
Yes, it glows in the dark. Brightly. A complete and total bullet-magnet. Ya gonna die.
Now that we've got that out of the way, Demonic is a fine-looking beast, all black iron and red glowing coals with embossed demons and fell Hellish inscriptions. One side of the gun features a roaring dragon, while the other shows a sullen reptilian monster laying in wait.
We cannot fault this weapon for quality, nor can it be called boring by any stretch of the imagination. It is unrealistic, but it's also a lot of fun, and we predict brisk sales if approved. Good luck, LittleRanger!
Speaking of demons, Vitalik presents this hungry furnace for use in darker, more dungeon-like bases. Think stone walls, traps, spikes, manacles and disposal pits. The furnace fits in well with some of the more fantastic deployable object skins without actually being completely implausible itself.
The foundation bricks are heavy, the demonic visage baleful, and yes, the eyes glow. We love the stylized flames and solid, Vitalik quality, and we're sure the furnace will fit well in just about any Evil Lair or Fortress of Darkness you can imagine.
Extending his popular approved Caution roadsign armor set, Badtrip created this yellow warning weapon for all who will take heed. It's a cheerfully rusted assault rifle replete with warning signs, fallout symbols, smiley faces and Badtrip skulls, all signaling the need for extreme caution. But caution for what, and for whom?
In the end it doesn't really matter. We find that no degree of caution guarantees survival in this game, except maybe just hiding in your base. But then you starve, or get raided, so that's no good, either. Perhaps the only winning move, is not to play?
Another Mishka skin, this one reminiscent of the Raj or old warring South Asian kingdoms, opulence and splendor amid squalor and abject poverty, a contrast which heightens the value of the weapon. But this one's old and Rusting, its best days in the past and future uncertain.
Though the gun is finely detailed, it's best viewed from a few paces away. At that distance, you mostly see the gold and hints of fine patterns while losing the sense of decay. Oh, and try not to think about the name too hard.
A large and undoubtedly poisonous insect winds round the grip, while another stretched along the length of the barrel. It's got a stinger and nasty, biting mandibles, and if it manages to sting you, you will be sorry. We suppose that about sums up the role of the semi-auto pistol in the game, more a bee sting than a snake bite, but get stung enough and any animal will go down.
We like the Scolopendra bug, and we also like the colors and the fractured-stone effect painted beneath it. Quality is much the same as the rest of Freddy's skins, all of which feature some kind of dangerous animal more monster. Drop by the artist's workshop and have a look--lots to see!
Speaking of unpleasant animals, BFS has released a colorful semi-auto rifle featuring a baleful blue snake, coiled and striking. We don't know much about snakes, but we figure the more colorful ones are the worst. This one's got a predatory, spiteful expression we can appreciate in a gun like this, and the rest of the gun is painted in snake scales and coils to match.