Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

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Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Gadge » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:00 pm

For a lot of guys full face masks ruin their wwii look and we resort to shooting gogles but some players (rightly) have concerns for extra safety and prefer full face masks.

could *this* be the answer

http://miairsoft.proboards70.com/index. ... 288&page=1

If one were to spray them flesh coloured... not my thing but a damn sight better than modern full face masks imo

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and dont just say 'erggh they're rubbish' i mean views with some debate :)
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Gadge » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:04 pm

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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Sgt.Heide » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:10 pm

Good find Gadge! I always feel slightly unsafe wearing just shooting glasses but find a full face mask very uncomfortable and difficult to wear with a helmet (like at the Project Wotan game) but a necessary evil if you want to protect the face.

I'm in a job where I'd like to avoid awkward questions about big welts on my face. These could bridge the gap between glasses alone and a full face mask, particularly, as you say, if painted a flesh colour and suitably "dirtied up". Many of us are/were keen modelmakers/figurepainters, so getting a good finish wouldn't be hard.

If the mask was too cumbersome, it could always be cut down a bit, so it protects just, say the nose and mouth for example. I'd buy one just out of curiosity.
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Steiner » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:11 pm

Interesting, certainly. I don't like wearing full face masks from the "look" point of view, and also because they feel so claustrophobic after a while.

I shall be wearing my new mesh goggles this w/e - no more steaming up for me. 8)
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Gadge » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:12 pm

I was thinking the same, with a bit of modelling skill and some fake 'grime' they would probably look ok at distance or in dark cqb tunnels
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Chomley-Warner » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:47 pm

Seems an interesting idea - however, I would have thought that you will be drenched behind that mask. Not only with sweat but skin moisture evaporation/condensation plus gallons of moisture from the mouth. It doesn't take too much exercise to start breathing through the mouth! Whenever I wear a helmet I end up with water condensate dripping down after a while so I dread to think what a plastic mask would be like. I'd be willing to bet it's discarded after an hour's play.

Looks very spooky though, bit like one of the Doctor Who episodes when the mannequins came to life!
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby che » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:42 pm

have to go with cw on this one looks like it would be a wash out behind the mask. i have a enough probs with fogging up glasses. they do look kind of cool though :lol:
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Lardassmonkey » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:19 pm

Anyone else think they look kinda creepy? I do think masks ruin the look and find them uncomfortable so will never wear one through choice but for those that do this seems like a decent option.
It might be fun customising them for a certain look though; handlebar moustache anyone? Alot easier than growing one. :lol:
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby McVickers » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:22 pm

Could it make this pre-mentioned path more viable? :lol:
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Kermit » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:35 pm

Never been a fan of full face masks, and this doesn't appeal either. Nowt to do with "the look", its just that i don't like having my face covered.

Mind you, with all the other war wounds exhibited by my colleagues on a Monday morning at work, a few welts on the face is tame compared to what others turn up with (plaster casts and stitches being the two most common :lol: )
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby taffyjohn » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:47 pm

Thats creepy but looks good in an odd sort of way :) goggles (mesh) and some form of scrim scarf does the same job and not so sweaty :)
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Yith » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:32 am

Hmm... if people must cover their faces I suppose it is better than a sansei mask...

But, if a few people use them then we're back to the faceless masses and it'll be impossible to identify people.

Personally I think glasses or mesh mask are better...
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Kavster » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:42 am

I agree with Rich - they look much better than the 'Shredder' maks which prevail, but I'm more of a specs only type of guy. Full mesh mask sounds good, never seen one of those before.
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Gadge » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:05 am

I was thinking for those that really feel the need for fullface, i know most of us are happy with shooting glasses but for me nothing spoils a great loadout more than a full face paintball mask.

I'd much prefer to see this alternative in the field.
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Re: Full face masks... do they ruin the look?

Postby Pete_59 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:08 am

I'm with Kermit, personally it's not about the look I just don't like having my face covered as I find it claustrophobic. As to full face masks on others I think it does detract from the overall feel of the game but it's up to individuals what level of protection they feel confortable with.

As CW says they do look like the mannequins in Doctor Who, they could be good in a Si-Fi game with an 'Alien' team wearing them.
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