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Title: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: BarryM on September 14, 2012, 02:14:15 PM
Does anybody have any info on the performance of the airbrush/compressor sets on offer at Lidl from 24th September for £39.99?

Barry M
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: dodgy geezer on September 14, 2012, 05:10:05 PM
have you got a link for that...?
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: Netleyned on September 14, 2012, 05:21:26 PM
http://www.lidl-pageflip.com/uk.html?kid=4UP4tz
I think this is it DG

Ned
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: BarryM on September 14, 2012, 06:39:24 PM
Flip to page 7 and that's the one.

Barry M
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: CF-FZG on September 14, 2012, 06:47:43 PM
Does anybody have any info on the performance of the airbrush/compressor sets on offer at Lidl from 24th September for £39.99?

I'll tell you next Thursday :-))
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: Netleyned on September 14, 2012, 06:52:47 PM
If it's new on the market I don't think we will have any reports on it's performance.
Having said that, most of the tools they sell are value for money.
I have a multitool three years old and still going strong.
The tools come into the shops at regular intervals so the airbrush might have been on sale
in the past. Just have to see if any member has bought one.

Ned
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: dodgy geezer on September 14, 2012, 07:04:58 PM
Compressor looks OK - airbrush looks a little simple...
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: BarryM on September 16, 2012, 03:59:36 PM
186 viewings on the Forum. Is Lidl in for a rush?

Barry M
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: wicker on September 16, 2012, 08:41:14 PM
you better believe it---first thing thursday morning
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: ardarossan on September 16, 2012, 09:42:38 PM
Cool Your Jets Guys, It's just like seeing the kids getting all excited before Christmas!  %%

The date on page 7 of the Lidl brochure says Monday 24th Sept, not Thursday.

Andy
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: BarryM on September 16, 2012, 10:49:19 PM
Perhaps CF-FZG is in a different time zone?   %)

Barry M
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: CF-FZG on September 16, 2012, 11:30:43 PM
Perhaps CF-FZG is in a different time zone?   %)

Just a different planet :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on September 17, 2012, 01:58:09 AM
Just a different planet :embarrassed:

And here am I thinking Martin was in charge when in fact its a Martian  O0 O0 O0 %% %% {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: BarryM on September 17, 2012, 08:40:27 AM
What did you expect? We had R2-D2, then 3-CPO and then CF-FZG. Probably Martin is MA-TNZ on his home planet.

Barry M

PS. Weather's fine here today on Alpha Centauri.  8)
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on September 17, 2012, 09:33:12 AM
What did you expect? We had R2-D2, then 3-CPO and then CF-FZG. Probably Martin is MA-TNZ on his home planet.

Barry M

PS. Weather's fine here today on Alpha Centauri.  8)

But is a storm now brewing.

Must hurry to take refuge in man cave till storm passes.
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 17, 2012, 10:08:51 AM

Probably Martin is MA-TNZ on his home planet.

Barry M

PS. Weather's fine here today on Alpha Centauri.  8)

OK, who's been talking?!   <*<
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 17, 2012, 10:11:55 AM
OK, who's been talking?!   <*<
Everybody.
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 17, 2012, 11:11:55 AM
 {-) {-)
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: F4TCT on September 21, 2012, 02:49:51 PM
Any reviews on these airbrush compressors thingys yet?
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: MikeK on September 21, 2012, 04:04:02 PM
Just been to Lidl's site and I will be queuing up on MONDAY (!) morning.  Noticed an 'add to shopping list' command whilst there, so thought I would try and get one step ahead and book one. After filling in local shop etc, nothing appears to have happened except it showed I had one item on my shopping list. I don't think it actually means anything, or am I missing something obvious ? Wouldn't be the first time !  %%

Mike
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: BarryM on September 21, 2012, 04:30:21 PM
Aw Naw,   R2-D2, 3CPO, CF-FZG, MA-TNZ and now F4TCT. Are there no ordinary two-headed humanoids out there?

Regards,

HADK SUPR
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: dodgy geezer on September 21, 2012, 05:03:37 PM
Aw Naw,   R2-D2, 3CPO, CF-FZG, MA-TNZ and now F4TCT. Are there no ordinary two-headed humanoids out there?



Might be. Maybe there are, and maybe there aren't. Who wants to know...?

DG
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: Cornishman on September 24, 2012, 12:44:26 PM
I got one this morning. Local store only had three, and two were sold by five past eight.  I have tried it with water and with my Aztek air brush and first impressions are good. There is a slight pulsing as it has no reservoir, but looks very good value for money. Also has 3 yesr warranty.
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: numan on September 24, 2012, 01:43:15 PM
all my stores round oldham sold out first thing didnt get one
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: BarryM on September 24, 2012, 01:55:00 PM
Got mine - one of only three in store - will try later but first impressions of build quality are good.

Barry M
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: numan on September 24, 2012, 02:40:27 PM
frend got one but the blow gun is faulty took in back to store to swop none left he say missing a oring so just blowing all time
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: gribeauval on September 24, 2012, 08:39:06 PM
frend got one but the blow gun is faulty took in back to store to swop none left he say missing a oring so just blowing all time

That's not a fault. Read the instructions and it tells you the blow gun lets air through all the time and increases when the trigger is pulled.
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: BarryM on September 25, 2012, 08:34:14 AM
There is also a permanent bleed-off when the spray gun is used. This is part of the design and not a fault.

Barry M
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: essex2visuvesi on September 25, 2012, 10:58:59 AM
If you have an airbrush something like this is invaluable
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320894670479?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 *

No connection to the seller other than a happy customer

*Other Ultrasonic cleaners are available from other retailers
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: BarryM on September 27, 2012, 08:53:55 PM
Several members said they were buying one but nobody has commented on what they got. Thus, for those who missed out, here goes.

The whole set costs a penny shy of £40 and perhaps the first question is what do you expect to get for that sort of money? If you want to customise your Ford GT Thunderbox with stallions and improbably endowed young ladies, then forget it. If you want continuously variable spray lines of great precision, then you’ve wasted your money. Go away, have a reality check and pay twice as much and the rest.

If you want a system for spraying hulls and accommodation blocks that gives very even, very acceptable, results then, in my opinion and based on my results, you have made a good, low-cost, investment. 

What you get for your money is a compressor, airbrush & hose, a generous set of six acrylic paints in assorted colours and brush cleaner. To this is added an air-gun & hose with a set of turned brass adaptors for inflating balls, airbeds, tyres etc. See? You’re not just getting an airbrush set.

Oh yes – you’re also getting a 3 year warranty which increases my faith in the quality of the set and, in general, the standard of manufacture appears good.

As already noted, because there is no air reservoir, the compressor needs a continuous air bleed-off whether airbrush or air-gun is in use. Don’t believe me – read the Instructions; those things which for some people are always the last point of reference. Block the bleed and your compressor will sulk, make noises of protest and then the cut-out will operate. Be nice to it, read the Instructions and your day will be much happier.

I have tried spraying acrylics and thinned enamels and obtained good results with both. Lacquers are next to be tried.

Right; those are the ‘pros’ – what about the ‘cons’? Long term use may throw up more gripes but so far I have only found two.

Firstly, the compressor power cable is far too short at only 2’ (600mm) long. I have not found any way of using it without fitting an extension cable. Why the manufacturers are so niggardly in this respect I can’t imagine.

Secondly, the compressor, while acceptably quiet, does suffer from vibration which coupled with rather cheap-looking rubber feet, means that it wants to go walkies around the workbench. Some way of restraining it is needed to stop the whole caboodle disappearing over the edge of the workbench, probably taking the airbrush with it and impacting on the unforgiving concrete floor.

Barry M
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: ardarossan on September 27, 2012, 09:04:33 PM
Tried three Lidl's just after lunch-time on release day, and also spoke to their customer services dept. Seems as though all the punters had been tipped off by alerts and reminder notices on various Forums!   :-)
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 27, 2012, 10:25:56 PM
Excellent review Barry, thanks.   :-))

Don't worry adross, they'll start appearing on ebay soon...... for twice the price!
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: ardarossan on September 27, 2012, 10:34:57 PM
I was going to do 'numan's' mate a favour, and offer him a tenner for his faulty one!  :-))
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: dodgy geezer on September 27, 2012, 11:16:08 PM
Of course, if you want a REALLY cheap airbrush compressor - WITH a reservoir...   http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Air-Brush-Compressor-Ideal-for-small-jobs-/290776977077?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item43b3a88eb5 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Air-Brush-Compressor-Ideal-for-small-jobs-/290776977077?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item43b3a88eb5)    :D :D
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: ardarossan on September 28, 2012, 01:06:42 AM
Thanks matey, but I think I may pass on that - I'm dubious of all this fangled wireless technology!  {-)
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: mk1 on September 28, 2012, 01:14:02 AM
Hi have bought one of these not tried it but found problems in trying to fit it to my existing fittings. Does anybody know what thread they use as the standard one does not work.

John
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: essex2visuvesi on September 28, 2012, 06:12:08 AM
what airbrush is it?
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: mk1 on September 28, 2012, 07:52:34 AM
Hi sorry not the air brush the air blower and the threads on the unit.

John
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: essex2visuvesi on September 28, 2012, 07:57:38 AM
I dont know but they could either be metric or imperial fittings, same with your airbrush
Title: lidl airbrush set
Post by: spike on March 18, 2014, 09:27:49 AM
lidl has a airbrush set coming soon has anyone got one or do you think it wood be anygood  for spraying
Title: Re: lidl airbrush set
Post by: BarryM on March 18, 2014, 11:01:56 AM
Is this the same model?

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,39542.msg397560.html#msg397560

Barry M
Title: Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 18, 2014, 11:27:27 AM
 
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