The Barnstormer is a community-created cosmetic item for the Engineer. It replaces the Engineer's default hardhat with a dark team-colored aviator hat, complete with brown leather flight goggles and loose straps, and gives him a black moustache.
This item has two styles, named "Bugscreen Up" and "Bugscreen Down". The "Bugscreen Up" style puts the flight goggles up on the Engineer's forehead, while "Bugscreen Down" puts them down, covering his eyes and welding goggles.
The Barnstormer was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
- Bugscreen Up
- Bugscreen Down
|Bugscreen Up||Bugscreen Down|
- The description refers to Howard Hughes, filmmaker and aviator also known for his excessive phobias and obsessions.
- Barnstorming was a very early form of air shows, in which an airplane pilot or group of pilots would perform stunts and daring feats to impress patrons with "the skill of pilots and the sturdiness of planes".