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Postby Wladek » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:23 pm

Given that we only allow over 18s at our games this is not normally an issue at all, but I know some people do wear these as a matter of choice.

Now, in all safety briefs we have to reccomend wearing full face masks, So I am recomending you do.

However if you do wish to follow ur recomendation and wear a face mask, then please consider booking onto another game.

If you have booked on without knowing of our distaste of the face mask, then do contact me and I will refund your place.
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Re: face masks

Postby prideofengland » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:59 pm

Phew, reading the start of your post I thought you were going to insist we wear them :slap:

As all who know me will confirm I am far to ansome to hide behind a mask, :ghey:

hiding behind a big strong soldat is of course quite differant and acceptable :wink:
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Re: face masks

Postby oddball » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:40 pm

Now, in all safety briefs we have to reccomend wearing full face masks, So I am recomending you do.

However if you do wish to follow ur recomendation and wear a face mask, then please consider booking onto another game.


That confused me too :D

I agree I also hate them unless they look like a real face as I know a few have done.
If someone who makes them wants to go into busines it would be a good idea.
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Re: face masks

Postby Yith » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:32 pm

I even dislike those to be honest oddball... they're rather scary...

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Re: face masks

Postby ww2stu » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:34 pm

Yith wrote:I even dislike those to be honest oddball... they're rather scary...

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there was a chap wearing one at oddballs last game didnt realise until he was standing next to me. :giggle: They can look pretty good if done well!
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Re: face masks

Postby Yith » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:10 pm

Yup... but you do eventually notice them :(

... and can imagine if everyone wore them?

No, I like to know who someone is...
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Re: face masks

Postby Chomley-Warner » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:27 pm

Yes, at Patton Stalled where there was more than one person with them on is not only disturbing but confusing. Dam tricky to hear what they are saying too!

Here's an idea - rather than blank 'clone' faces they should be painted to look like the wearer underneath and would thus be chummier, instead of having the appearance of actors from a weird episode of Doctor Who. :lol:
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Postby ww2stu » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:34 pm

Chomley-Warner wrote:Here's an idea - rather than blank 'clone' faces they should be painted to look like the wearer underneath and would thus be chummier, instead of having the appearance of actors from a weird episode of Doctor Who. :lol:


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Re: face masks

Postby oddball » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:55 am

At Dirty Dozen there were a number of masks and I know why CQB tends to make people want more protection.
I agree CW they need to be custom also, I did start to play with making one ages back but gave up and just stuck it on the hanging dummy used in Anarchy.
Mine was to have a moustache and small beard for some reason :giggle:
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Re: face masks

Postby Yith » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:39 am

Personally I find that my face has always healed from bb shots. The only things that won't are eyes and teeth... so I wear eye protection and a gum shield... :)
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Re: face masks

Postby Wladek » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:04 am

Actually I think they have no place in this specific hobby,. In an airsoft game, yes, but we are not playing an airsoft game. In fact this airsoftiness is creeping in everywhere and rather getting on my goat. We use less ammo, and use it more responsibly. Plus the 'orrible things are not even needed at an open day.
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Postby Chomley-Warner » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:19 am

I must say I'm rarely shot in the face at WW2 games and if I am it is from a distance or if close at low power. I can't remember the last time I had a 'bleeder' (stingers certainly). BUT I have seen many who have and I'd be willing to bet someone at every game I've ever been to. Given that site insurance/rules require people to wear face protection it wouldn't be possible to ban them as such, but Craig has taken the sensible option here in saying this is a game for those whose preference is not to wear face masks. It is a bold one and another 'first' for this game and, for what it's worth, I support the approach. :wink:
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Re: face masks

Postby Jimmiiee » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:01 pm

I'd perfer my teeth to stay where they are :good:

Yes I know it spoils the look abit but I'd personal would rather not tempt fate

Airsoft is airsoft, just because it's a WW2 event doesn't me it's not airsoft

I'm not going to this event and would hate it if all organizers went down this route as I wouldn't be able to go to an event ever

Well thats my 2 pence

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Re: face masks

Postby Yith » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:25 pm

Jimmiiee wrote:I'd perfer my teeth to stay where they are :good:


JD, try a gum shield :)

Personally I use a double-gum shield from from decathlon.

Slips into a pocket nicely and goes into mouth when I think I have a risk of being hit in the face.

So far has worked wonderfully and I've been using it for about 4 years, maybe more.
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Re: face masks

Postby prideofengland » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:34 pm

Personally I do feel that most face masks spoil the look of WW2 games only a few that I have seen blend in wellenough not to spoil the look, although it is weird when they speak to you and the lips dont move! below is an example of a face mask that I think is fine for those that feel the need and does not spoil the look for others.

However Wladek has expressed a preference for his games and that should be respected.

I have probably had bleeders at about a third of the games Ive attended but as a user of a gas rifle myself just accept that this sometimes happens and they heal soon enough.

As Yith points out though with eye protection and a gum sheild you are pretty much covered against anything more than a bruised face.

Time for us all to man up? :whistle:
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