Rubén Torregrosa (aka "HeresyBrush")
My name is Rubén Torregrosa (aka “HeresyBrush”) and I am currently working on my PhD on molecular biology at Univeristy of Eastern Finland (Joensuu, Finland). However, this does not impede me from continuing painting miniatures and scale models. I don´t remember the first time I took a brush. But I remember how my father wanted to paint some 1/72 plastic soldiers when I was a kid, and my brothers and I didn't let him do it unless we had our own set of tiny soldiers and paints. But imagine what we used to do: blue Romans, red German panzergrenadiers, and so on...very fun!
During my childhood a friend of mine showed me the Warhammer fantasy world and during the following years I collected several armies to play with my brother and friends. However, little by little I started to get bored of these fantasy and sci-fi worlds and my interested in history increased exponentially. In contrast with fantasy miniatures, historical ones are inspired in historical facts. This motivated me to read and research about every single model I had to paint, and my interest in military history grew up very quickly; turning out the painting into my personal time machine. At this point, I discovered Flames of War (a 15mm wargame based on the WWII) and my hobby radically changed. Due to the huge amount of vehicles that might be used in this game, I discovered a new world: the weathering techniques. As a result, I started to focus more and more on the painting. Nowadays, I rarely play wargames: painting took up the most part of my free time!
Besides HeresyBrush blog, some friends and I run another half-brother blog so-called ModelBrush: www.modelbrush.com. Take a look!