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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #25 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
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #28 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
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #29 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.

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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #30 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!   :-)
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #31 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!
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #32 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!  :-))
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #33 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    :D :D
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #34 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!  {-)
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #35 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.

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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2012, 06:12:08 AM »

what airbrush is it?
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2012, 07:52:34 AM »

Hi sorry not the air brush the air blower and the threads on the unit.

John
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2012, 07:57:38 AM »

I dont know but they could either be metric or imperial fittings, same with your airbrush
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« Reply #39 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
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Re: Lidl Airbrush Sets
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