I do not have a spare armored body to test this with, but it did happen that I am in the process of placing a spare head with a helm upon an unarmored body. I am also giving him a short fur cloak from a small piece of green stuff putty.
The head looks pretty good on the unarmored body and it is appropriate. If a less elite warrior could only afford a single piece of armor, it is a good bet the helmet have been his first choice.
Here is a comparison shot below:
|Comparison of Gripping Beasts' plastic heads|
From left, two Vikings, two Dark Age warriors, and two Anglo-Saxons
The bald head is large, almost as large as the Viking helmets itself. However, the Saxon helmets show that a head with a realistically encompassing helmet can look too big.