I’ve always wanted an airbrush … and now I have one!Posted: March 24, 2014
This morning – on the way back from our second trip of the day to the re-cycling centre with a carload of carpet, underlay, and gripper strip – my wife and I stopped off at the local branch of Lidl. Amongst the ‘special offers’ on sale was a complete airbrush set (including an electric compressor) for £49.99.
Over the years I have thought about buying an airbrush several times, but the cost of the compressed air canisters or the compressor I would need always struck me as being more than I was willing to pay … but this ‘special offer’ was too good to let pass.
The airbrush set includes:
- A singe-action airbrush gun with adjustable paint flow volume
- An airbrush hose
- A measuring pipette
- Several glass mixing containers
- A range of six basic colour paints
- Paint thinners
- A compressed airhose
- Three valve adaptors
- A low-noise air compressor
- A three-year manufacturer’s warranty
I have no idea how good an airbrush artist I will be, but my mother was – in her day – an expert and used it to ‘touch up’ photographs and to produce artwork for film posters. (During the late 1940s and early 1950s my mother worked for the company that distributed Warner Brothers films in the UK. Amongst the ‘stars’ that she met was Ronald Reagan … and somewhere in the family archives there is a photograph of the two of them shaking hands.)