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Discussion in 'Forum Ideas!' started by bex, May 10, 2016.


  1. bex

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    ok so i have passed the idea around for a while now, not sure if it has been done before on this forum either.

    living in the uk the only real chance the airbrush community has to get socalise in person is the KKBO, that is in Liconshire i think once a year - which is great, but, looking at how often the Americans and Australians get together to have events and show and meets we are really staying hidden in the uk. which is a shame.

    i get asked by local artist a lot to arrange get togethers not on a show scale - ( so not really to showoff work to public) but also not on a teaching scale either (they dont want to go to a class and sit and be taught by someone else) but something in the middle where we can just turn up chat, maybe learn something from each other, see what others are using see works in person and have a chance to socialise with people with the same interest.

    the reason i think i have been approached is because im an admin for a paint specific facebook group and also a few who know my background is quite heavily into the car scene where as an area rep on a car forum i am constantly arranging meets for the car enthusiasts. Which would be on the same principle as this meet -so like minded people meeting up at a location and looking what others have achieved , how they have made use of equipmwnt disscuss paints, issues , even how they have adapted things or got around situations others might be intregued about a chance to show off a piece, then all go for a pub lunch ,pint and a chat.

    i have locations in mind on the south coast - if anyone would be interested - i would be happy to try arrange something in the south of the UK.

    hopefully others elsewhere can arrange local meets too maybe. :)

    i would also link things back to the forum so for example i would create a post saying this is what we did this is who turned up look at the event we had etc. if i find somewhere with power to it there maybe a chance to hook up a compressor and airbrush and we can have ago at one of mitches tutorials... all idea would be great to get some more input on this...

    Anyone wanting to attend such a meet on the south coast (UK) let me know and. I'll add you to a list.

    I'm thinking around june/July time so I have ample chance to work out the details :)

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    Bex
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    What... meet face to face... hmmm, interesting... :) Too far for me to come over in June/July but that could be a way to avoid some of our winter.
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    Would depend on dates as its prime bike rally season, but could be fun :D
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    hang on........ Australians have hook ups ? where ? when? why wasn't I told !!
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    We need to have a Canadian one too...
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    Don't worry, Jack. You're not the only one who missed it.
    If there's someone out there who done this, could they include me and Jack in for the next one?:)
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    the trouble is we are all so spread out :)
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    We could almost do an Auckland one but I'm the only member who is active here... the airbrush venturi team are quite active on FB - I've met a number of them.
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    Come to South Africa. It will be the cheapest for all. Our currency is in the toilet to foreign money can buy a lot.
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    yeah, its only a 2100 km trip - one way.... no problem !! we're all camping at your place !
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    well there you go you lot have all been working too hard and missed the meets or just appear too popular - you can choose which statement best suits :laugh:lol i have seen a Australian meet up after a show on facebook which i used as reference. the Americans do seem to have local meets a lot and i really did think it would be nice to get a meet organised here in the uk. i know not everyone will be able to travel but seen as shows and lessons cost and work in different ways to just meeting and socialising i thought it might be an idea.

    i know those months are quite busy - they are for me too as the car scene kicks off in may and i have shows all the way till august - but finding time to say hi to a few fellow artist in person i thought would be good. i will see what i can arrange. if not im quite happy to go sit in a pub by myself :laugh::thumbsup::p
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    I have a pool and cubby house and a bbq :) and 2 compressors and Custom SB's waiting for you.
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    how much is a flight to your country again?? lollollol
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    Yay - I love a camping holiday... Almost the same distance from Auckland but I can't drive there... :)
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    Bit like driving here to Sydney, really.
    Cheaper to fly from here, but.
    Damn parking cost more than the flight!
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    i've got dibs on the cubby house !!
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    Sweet - at a cool 28 degrees I don't mind sleeping on the porch... I'll bring the steak...
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