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Middle East Head Set #1
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2007 - 07:35 PM UTC
Here''s the first in a new range of replacement head set from Warriors....... the Middle East head set #1

Middle East Gead set #1 From Warriors

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2007 - 08:00 PM UTC
Good review Vinnie. Warriors generally makes really nice stuff. I agree with you on the casting block issues though. Recently I purchased and built Warriors LAV crew Part 1, and the casting blocks were also on the helmets. Why they cant simply attach them to the neck is beyond me. Thanks again for a great write up!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 11:44 PM UTC
I think the reason for putting the casting blocks on top of the heads is to help acheive the crisp rim (overhang) of the helmet.
Having the overhang pointing downwards (injecting the resin from above - thereby getting a pour plug on the top of the helmet) reduces the likelihood of getting bubble on the rim. If the head was upsidedown when cast (getting a pour plug on the neck) there would be the possiblility of getting bubbles caught on the rim, as the air would have nowhere to go.
I do agree that a plug on the neck is preferable, and other companies (hornet etc) manage it, but i suppose warriors are just making doubly sure in terms of quality.
I'd rather have a bit of cleanup on the top of the helmet than try and fix a rim full of bubbles.
Great review Vinnie - keep it up.