Lots of doors this week, and a giant computer-fridge to brighten up your grim bunker base. Our favorite, though, is the Geartooth Double Barrel Shotgun, by TonyaeR and Odissey.
MaryJane420 and Badaxe smoked out together and dreamed up the Hellfire Portal, an armored door into one of the darkest circles of Hell. Grinning skulls and stylized flames ring the edges of the door, while a half-man demon cavorts in the foreground. Abandon hope, ye who enter.
The flat, medieval artwork helps drive home the primitive, but sincere emotion conveyed. You are NOT welcome here. GO AWAY. Perfect for dungeon themed bases and upscale cannibal dens.
A nitrous oxide powered shotgun, tuned up and tricked out at Oxums by clever, post apocalyptic tinkers. With double barrel racing mufflers and a fresh coat of engine grease, Geartooth is ready to rumble.
We’re surprised how often the racing theme gets used in the workshop, but TonyaeR and Odissey manage to put the concept to use without overdoing it. The racing motif is all about competition and ingenuity, while the black metal mufflers are pure mechanical menace.
A heavy safe room blast door with a fiendishly complex locking mechanism guaranteed to get wrecked in the event of a powerful blast, sealing the occupants in their luxurious tomb forever. While this door still looks functional, it hasn’t been very well maintained, and we’d be hesitant to lock ourselves behind it. Let the bare rusted metal parts and fading Russian instructions serve warning.
Note that this is a two-sided door, meaning the front and back look different, which is a very nice feature. Drop by the artist’s workshop to see the other side.
Never one to let a good concept go un-milked, Badaxe combined his approved Pearl Handle Python and AK-47 Victoria into the Victoria SAP. It’s got the fine etched metal of the python and the luxurious swirling paisley of the AK-47. All three guns share the mother-of-pearl grip, this one wrapped in gun cloth. Finally, the SAP bears the “Victoria” banner seen on the popular assault rifle.
What does it all mean? We’re not sure, but Badaxe is in hot pursuit of another approval, and more power to him. The SAP does have a unique, almost feminine quality to it, and we think it would look good in the hands of a well dressed Femme Fatale. How ‘bout, girls?
A plain, ugly old garage door of the sort found on Rustbelt warehouse docks and abandoned, 3rd world machine shops. It reeks of poverty and decrepitude, just the thing for sapping the hope and energy of all but the richest and most determined raiders. The exquisitely rusted metal, the dull, faded paint, and the cryptic and pointless stenciled lettering all point to failure and despair.
Fill your base with them, and pity your raiders as they blast through door after door, each time hoping beyond hope they’ve finally reached the loot room, only to find…another GNH-315.
On the lighter side, Shedmon gives us the Lifeboat, an emergency rubber lifeboat converted into a sleeping bag. It no longer floats, but it can help keep you warm on cold island nights, the soft glow of terrestrial radiation gently illuminating distant industrial ruins.
It’s a clever idea, and we think it would look great by a river or in the sand next to your rickety beach bungalow. It’s a fantastic role-playing prop, but do remember the skin is highly visible in most environments, so use with discretion.
Here’s a metal tool set by Andrey for explorers, builders, spelunkers and scavengers. It’s safety striping and rebar with rough worn handles and scuffed up metal blades. The artist pictures the set with figures in heavy black metal armor, and we must say they go together well. Of course, we’ve never managed to make that heavy armor work for us in the game—it always leads to our deaths—but your mileage may vary.
We find the pickaxe the stronger piece in the set, but the hatchet isn’t bad at all—just a little plain on the blade.
Phase has several pythons in his workshop, each an improvement over the last. The artist seems to have an interest in construction and work zone iconography, and you can plainly see that aesthetic here in the diagonal caution lines and highly visible orange paint.
The department of Transportation would be proud. Looking back through the Rust Market, you can find lots of approved skins with a construction / safety theme, so you should have no trouble posing as the Dirty Harry of OSHA inspectors.
Got a license for that nailgun? Well, do ya, punk?
Looking at this door, we aren’t picking up a lot of welcoming vibes. Little gold and silver skulls ring the edges of the door, and the central beast is Imposing. Cthulhu or giant squid? Walrus or demon? We can’t quite work it out, but it looks like it would be hard to kill.
We like the alternating wood and metal textures, and we especially like the way the walrus-thing’s tusks form the door knocker. It’s an ugly door, yet attractive at the same time. Very creative!
We’ll bet you were wondering where all the Cobalt computers all went. An operation the size of Cobalt’s must surely use computers, so where’s all that hardware muscle power? The answer is SO simple…
It’s in a pile of radioactive techno-rubbish somewhere on the Cobalt campus. it turns out the refrigeration units were built into the mainframe cabinets, so enterprising scavengers have been tossing out the useless computers and keeping the fridge parts. Human meat lasts much longer if it’s refrigerated, and the fridge lights up like a Christmas tree if you can supply the electricity.
Highly creative take on the fridge mesh by NecroVacuum