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Published on January 2, 2008 By Zoomba In WinCustomize News

Heavy Equipment is one of the largest skin projects ever attempted, with dozens of skins for almost every application imaginable.  It took dozens of skinners months to do, but the result was without a question one of the most impressive skin sets released.  Nothing has really come close since then.

In the past year we've seen groups of skinners get together to do their own smaller skin projects, and while the results have been superb, they lacked scale.  And of course there was some disagreement over being able to call them community projects since they weren't open to absolutely everyone.

Well, in the coming weeks we're going to start to talk about the next true community project.  It will be open to anyone who wants to participate and will accept skins for any application you care to skin.  Jafo himself will be leading the charge on the project and organizing volunteers and work.

As a bit of a preview, the theme of the project is going to be a worn/corroded metal.  Heavy Equipment was so clean and pristine, but now we're going to try something with some years on it, something with more "character" I guess.

If you're interested in the idea, start lining up.  We'll have more details for you soon when we're ready to officially kick things off.  I just wanted to let you know it's coming and see if we can start kicking up some interest and ideas.


Comments (Page 3)
on Jan 03, 2008
I'd love to contribute some docks


They are probably looking for good docks, not the junk you offer.
on Jan 03, 2008
They are probably looking for good docks, not the junk you offer


I'd like to see some of your work. Lets see what you can do.
on Jan 03, 2008
Zoomba ..I would like to do a Desktop Sidebar for this ... Looks like this project's gonna be a lot of fun to do ...   
on Jan 03, 2008
They are probably looking for good docks, not the junk you offer.


Hey, your a real jerk, arn't ya.
Go away, your bothering people.
on Jan 03, 2008
They are probably looking for good docks, not the junk you offer


Dude, dont be an asshole...
on Jan 03, 2008
I can't wait to get my hands dirty on the oily rusty metal. There will be rust I hope.
on Jan 03, 2008
They are probably looking for good docks, not the junk you offer.


Wow...how uncalled for is that...and about as wrong as you can be.    

Hmmm...new user,into satan,he's his own fav author...nothing dl'd or uploaded...  
on Jan 03, 2008

They are probably looking for good docks, not the junk you offer.


Not exactly a bright reply from one who has no skins to offer...

and not a very good way to introduce your self to the community...



Try thinking "before" typing .. it might help..
on Jan 05, 2008
Maybe a little early but just had an Idea so
on Jan 05, 2008
.. well That looks interesting ... !! I like !!
on Jan 05, 2008
well That looks interesting ... !! I like !!


Thanks Mike b I am sure it will probably change 100 times but I had a thought

Had to get it out!
on Jan 05, 2008
Here is a preview of the dream:





The drops will be rolling down the metal slowly. I am still having a bit of trouble rendering, but I should get this out soon!
on Jan 05, 2008
I've seen two "starts" here. Is this thing moving yet? I've not heard anything more. I thought we were going to get some source graphics or something.
on Jan 05, 2008
Done, and rendered. I will post the dream soon. Just an FYI, it will have a watermark until it is released with the whole project (and if )
on Jan 05, 2008
Not sure what people are thinking as far as rusty/worn metal but what is your opinion on these?

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