Doors, hammers, furnaces, hoodies...we've got a little of everything this week. Tough call on the top spot, but we like the Troglodyte MP5 by LittleRanger best.
Another week, another Vitalik furnace. This one’s riveted metal with a highway girder base. As with all furnaces, it’s got a gaping mouth which artists cannot resist using as part of a face, usually blazing hot angry or hungry. This one seems needy in some way, like a baby chick or maybe Oliver Twist asking for seconds. Metal cross hatches over the eyes lend a steampunk cast to the face, which is reinforced by the industrial age style of the rivets and seams.
Note that the eyes glow even when the furnace is not on.
Brony helps players get in touch with their inner little girl, which is something that all Rust players need to do much more often. The hoodie features unicorns and rainbows against a pale lavender background, with a soft, light blue inner shirt, all ably modeled on Stabby’s unshaven male avatar on the workshop. We don’t know about you, but if we saw something like that in real life, we’d be tempted to call the police. Drop by his workshop for a look, if you dare.
This luxurious assault rifle comes to us from Badaxe, who usually focuses on grittier and more realistic weapons and equipment. Victoria sports a proud noble crest against a fancy dark blue background. The right hand grip and shoulder stock are mother of pearl, and a fine (but greasy) cloth wraps the ammo clip. The whole gun is, well, Victorian in character, and there’s a “Victoria” name plaque above the trigger housing on the right side to make sure you get the hint.
While the gun is a bit luxurious for this game, we can think of a few outfits it would match, and we certainly can’t fault the skin for quality. Hunt in style.
Another uncharacteristic Badaxe skin, this time in collaboration with MaryJane420. While the door does not fit the usual Badaxe style, it certainly fits MaryJane’s, who seems focused on fancy Egyptian themed artwork.
The Egyptian theme doesn’t really fit the game very well, though we suppose someone could paint and decorate a door any way they wished. It’s the quality of the door and the sheer mass of fine details that interest us, from the tiny hieroglyphics to the carefully drawn golden scarabs front and center.
Shedmon made two hammers this week, both strange and compelling and yet completely different. The first, which we dub “Demon head on a stick” is the Corrupted Hammer, and it’s…a demon head on a stick. How the demon’s head got there is anyone’s guess, but now it’s working for you.
Like much of this artist’s work, Corrupted Hammer is highly unrealistic but interesting. Quality is good, and we like how the bumpy, fleshy texture is visible under the demon’s head and extending down the handle a few inches.
LittleRanger makes full use of the broad MP5 form in this highly creative and unique gun skin. The front half is a stylized monster mouth, the ammo clip a limb, and the area above the trigger guard is a mechanized body. We’ve never seen a gun quite like it, and the overall half-living, half-machine effect is a bit unsettling.
It’s a flashy, striking skin well worth a closer look. We think a few of the tiny details above the trigger are a little soft, but everything else is crisp and sharply detailed.
We’re not exactly sure why a fishmonger would want a high temperature ore smelting furnace, but if one did, they would have trouble finding better. This furnace features a clean, black cast iron body with a steel-lined mouth, glowing ventilation slits, a fancy back door for ash removal, and a silver fish mounted directly over the furnace mouth.
Not a lot of rust here, just strong, sharp detail and a handsome presentation.
Shedmon’s second hammer isn’t a demon, but a pile of books bound together to form the head of the hammer. While not nearly as surreal as the Corrupted Hammer, Useful Knowledge is still quite creatively weird, much like most of the skins in his workshop. The books are eclectic, covering subjects from house building and weapon making to the ABCs.
The skin is technically all right, although we think the straps holding the books together could have used more work. If you’re interested in higher forms of weirdness, be sure and drop by the artist’s workshop. You won’t believe your eyes.
Judging from the bent and broken window bars, you wouldn’t have wanted to meet whatever lived on the other side of this grim, institutional door. The door appears to have been hastily reinforced after some kind of accident or escape attempt, as evidenced by the metals scraps and chain links running down the sides.
But since whatever was kept in room 818 is (hopefully) long dead, there’s no harm using this tough old door for your own base and dungeons. We recall seeing some mention in the Rust roadmap about surrender and prisoners, so this skin might come in handy.
A highly impressive sheet metal door full of menace and warning. The whole door reads industrial caution, with little danger symbols at the top: Radiation. Death. Machinery.
Hmm. What could be in there? Gamma ray robots? X-Ray lasers? A nuclear powered workshop? You’ll won’t know until you blow it off its hinges. Sure you want to do it?
Very sharp work on this door, with the rubber over lightly rusted sheet metal, the fading and peeling paint, and a careful application of dirt and wear.
By Tonyaer and Odissey