i just might have to try that! how hard was is to snap the mask into the helmet?
I guess it would depend on the paintball mask, but not really very hard. I just shaved off the upper part of the mask I didn't want, drilled 2 holes per side (cheekbone area) slid it in the helmet to where it was comfortable, and then marked where the holes contacted the "ear flap," and then used some snaps and a snap tool/hammer to put snaps on the flaps and the mask.
Keep in mind though, that this works best with helmets like that old LSI one I used because they have such a large ear flap that you can attach to, some of my other helmets have ear flaps that are connected to the helmet and would be hard to do the same thing with.
Friend of mine wearing it when she met me up at bdubs: