A Shell of a Mann
Sure if you roll onto your back you ain’t getting up, but this shell’s gotta be good for stopping backstabbing spies…right?
— A Shell of a Mann publicity blurb
A Shell of a Mann is a community-created cosmetic item for the Engineer. It gives the Engineer a features of a turtle, such as team-colored segmented shell on the back, light-yellow plastron, and short tail, green on the top and light-yellow on the underside.
This item can only be worn around Halloween or during a Full Moon; at other times of the year, it does not appear in gameplay, unless the server has Halloween mode enabled. However, it can be equipped at any time and can still be viewed on the loadout screen even when it is not visible during games.
A Shell of a Mann was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
October 19, 2018 Patch (Scream Fortress 2018)
- A Shell of a Mann was added to the game.
A Shell of a Mann is set up for paint to be applied, but the ability to do so is disabled.
|Unused painted variants table|
Main article: Paint Can
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|An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge||Color No. 216-190-216||Peculiarly Drab Tincture||Aged Moustache Grey|
|A Distinctive Lack of Hue||After Eight||Radigan Conagher Brown||Ye Olde Rustic Colour|
|Muskelmannbraun||Mann Co. Orange||Australium Gold||The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants|
|Dark Salmon Injustice||Pink as Hell||A Deep Commitment to Purple||Noble Hatter's Violet|
|A Color Similar to Slate||Zepheniah's Greed||Drably Olive||Indubitably Green|
|The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime||A Mann's Mint|
|Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED)||Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU)||Balaclavas Are Forever (RED)||Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)|
|Team Spirit (RED)||Team Spirit (BLU)||Operator's Overalls (RED)||Operator's Overalls (BLU)|
|The Value of Teamwork (RED)||The Value of Teamwork (BLU)||An Air of Debonair (RED)||An Air of Debonair (BLU)|
|Cream Spirit (RED)||Cream Spirit (BLU)||Unpainted (RED)||Unpainted (BLU)|
- A shell of a man is a person who feels as though they lack purpose and direction in life.
- This item references Turtling, a strategy of defending a specific location with the intent of not pushing forward. Turtling usually associated with the Engineer class, which can use buildings to fortify a point of hold.