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Lidl & Aldi Special Offers ; What can they offer us?
Topic Started: Nov 8 2012, 12:01 PM (18,297 Views)
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Twice a week Lidl and Aldi get in all sorts of interesting items for their special offers. Many of these items are of use to modellers from storage solutions to tools. Even not so obvious items, like the increasingly famous revolving cake stand, are of benefit to modellers.

So, if you spot something in one of their up-and-coming catalogues or spot something while browsing their websites then please let us know and post a it up here. A link, possibly a picture, will always be helpful.
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this is actually a very good idea for a thread as there is always items of use coming up in both shops for modelling
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Aldi have a full size camera tripod back in stock at the moment for €14.00 and a mini tabletop tripod with twistable legs for under €5. I have both and they are pretty good
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FYI
For those that are interested in aircraft, Aldi have a few specials on Sunday 16th, details here
Gift packs with Spitfire, Gazelle, Tomahawk & Gnat.
From the packaging it looks like they are the new molds with the exception of the Gazelle which an older mold but is still a nice little kit.

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you just beat me to it Vincent
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Sorry about that Barry, I just wanted to share the joy! :D
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I'll give you a free pass on this one then vincent :D
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Gift packs with Spitfire


I've seen these in Tesco in Finglas as well
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Yes, guys, but these are just a couple of kits....(and Allied ones at that!) :'(

Any useful non-modelling items, that we can be skilfully adapted to modelling purposes, as per Sean's original idea?

Philip
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Heil Mickey!
You can always make a brush holder out of that Spitfire :P
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Dec 12 2012, 12:56 AM
Yes, guys, but these are just a couple of kits....(and Allied ones at that!) :'(

Any useful non-modelling items, that we can be skilfully adapted to modelling purposes, as per Sean's original idea?

Philip
Philip,
Does that mean that you consider the 'famous revolving cake stand' and other such Aldi/Lidl specials to be
more useful in modelling terms than starter/gifts sets from a reputable and long standing kit manufacturer
which happen to include such blatantly useless model related items such as glue, paints, a paint brush and (horror of horrors)
a model kit (with the wrong markings, BTW :-" ) which obviously can not be skilfully adapted to any viable modelling purposes,
and thus not worthy of inclusion in this specific area of the forum?

I here by apologise for for any upset or despair my horrendous and ill-judged post has caused

I'm off to get myself a big slice of humble pie :choco:

Note: the above is said with tongue firmly in cheek and after having inhaled too many noxious fumes this evening due
to spending my last few bob on an Airfix Me109 today rather than on a new filter for my respirator as I should have done!
Nite, nite :wave: :)

BTW if we all wake up in the morning, the Myans got it wrong!! Yeah :clap:
(Ooooppppps, got that wrong as well, end of the world is the 21st not the 12th....blame it on the fumes again :$ )

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Other Filip,
I prefer to use the barrel from a Tamiya Sturmgeschutz III Ausf G as a brush holder. :P
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I'm always tempted by that Gazelle, anyone know what the kit is actually like?
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Dec 13 2012, 10:53 AM
I'm always tempted by that Gazelle, anyone know what the kit is actually like?
The Gazelle kit is around since the early 80' I think and is the only option out there in 1/72 as far as I know(I think
the Heller one is the same kit in a different wrapper).
It is quite nice and goes together well, but is prone to be a bit of a tailsitter.
At that price it you could not go too far wrong.
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Light with Magnifier cost €37.99 on sale 27 Dec 2012 at your local store
Looks as if it could be very useful, if you guys dont already have it.
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Dec 22 2012, 11:55 PM
Lidl HEads-up
Light with Magnifier cost €37.99 on sale 27 Dec 2012 at your local store
Looks as if it could be very useful, if you guys dont already have it.
David
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Excellent news. I have one, from some time back (though bought elsewhere....)

Definitely worth buying for those who don't have one....



Meanwhile, in Planet Aldi there is, currently on sale: The revolving cake stand!


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D'oh,

I got a Tamiya revolving cake stand for about three times the price!

Thanks for the heads up on the light with magnifier.

Eoin
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Dec 23 2012, 08:23 PM
D'oh,

I got a Tamiya revolving cake stand for about three times the price!

Thanks for the heads up on the light with magnifier.

Eoin
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In fairness, the Aldi version is wider, made of glass, and doesn't have those nice wire thingy's to hold the model while you paint/decal it.
(As you can guess, I have both).... But the Aldi verison is still very useful. I use a little bit of blu-tack to hold the model steady when I am
painting on this stand, and it works fine.

Philip
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I saw this on the Aldi site as one of their specials for next Sunday, useful for cleaning bits and bobs including airbrush components(nozzles, needles), plastic parts, resin, white-metal & p-etch parts before painting.
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I saw this on the Aldi site as one of their specials for next Sunday, useful for cleaning bits and bobs including airbrush components(nozzles, needles), plastic parts, resin, white-metal & p-etch parts before painting.
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Thanks, Vincent. That's a VERY good tip. :>

Think I'll drop down to my local Aldi first thing on Sunday.....

Philip
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Lidl are bringing out their digital callipers on Thursday- very useful for scratchbuilding. I can't find a link, I saw it on the poster outside the shop
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