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The most modern airbrushes today are ironically manufactured in Japan

Errr... what? Is it ironic that Japan manufactures airbrushes. Nothing mentioned in the article explaining it. Or are should I imagine a japanese production line where all the workers have a strong sense of irony. I may well delete this sentence or change or just delete the word ironically. Jackliddle 01:22, 14 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I believe airbrushing predates use on cars by quite some margin. For example, airbrushing has been used in photography for many decades, definitely prewar. Movie posters are usually airbrushed, back to the 1920s or so. This needs a lot more research and fleshing out - airbrushing in general is not limited to cars, nor is that the chief example of it. GRAHAMUK 05:20 25 Jul 2003 (UTC)

never mind, I filled in some of the essentials. I think there's a lot more could go here though, a search turned up a lot of info! Fascinating topic... GRAHAMUK 05:53 25 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Airbrushes have a lot of other uses. Scale modeling is a major application; model builders use airbrushes for general paiting (to obtain even finishes) as well as for camoflage marking and weathering. They are also used by makeup artists and for applying bodypaint for theatrical productions. Also; the article could describe different types of airbrush; from cheap external mix brushes, to single-action, hybrid and double action airbrushes.

What appears to be missing is information on where folks use airbrushes and related safety considerations. Does one need a spay booth as with larger spray guns or do people get away with using a desk covered with newspaper and a fan to blow any fumes away? Do you need a hood with a fan to suck the air outside? Is it essential to wear a mask/respirator even with vwater based paints?

Photo request[edit]

The article needs both diagrams and photographs. Most of these uses should be easy to acquire! --Knulclunk 02:52, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

MS Paint image[edit]

this article makes no mention of digital airbrushes. I am fine with that. But for that reason, I don't believe the MS Paint image is appropriate for this article, nor do I think it adds anything to the article. I'm removing it. On the other hand, a decent example of true airbrush art would be quite appropriate, and a welcome addition. -Verdatum (talk) 01:59, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

New section for airbrush[edit]

im thinking of adding more to the spray guns section of the acticle and put in a section on digital retouching. Also add a bit about Technique. Sherdonna (talk) 18:43, 15 June 2009 (UTC)


"Photo retouching is a technique that helps in editing the photos as it helps in bump out all of the worries as professional tools uses in it to retouch the photo such as adobe products. With the help of this technique photographer can restraint of the camera use. photo retouching is the relevance of the photo editing as it help in the retouching of the photos in better way."

Say what?! And this is supposedly a B-class article?? Draggleduck (talk) 15:00, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

"Your Definition"[edit]

"The first airbrush, depending on your definition, was patented in 1876 (Patent Number 182,389) by Francis Edgar Stanley of Newton, Massachusetts." Depending on my definition? If that is considered as an encyclopedic sentence then I may as well write something as: "An airbrush is, depending on your definition, a small, air-operated tool that sprays various media including ink and dye..." That sentence should be modified, in my opinion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:26, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

A picture of an airbrush in use please?[edit]

This article needs at least one picture of an aibrush being used, both to show what the spray looks like between the device and the canvas and to show at least one example of how people hold them. -- (talk) 22:53, 19 December 2011 (UTC)