Heresybrush, blog sobre modelismo para wargames y aerografía. Rubén Torregrosa

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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: Take a look!



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  1. Ruben, thankyou for all your brilliant painting articles. I found them about 2 years ago and think they are unparalleled both in quality of painting and also in terms of good taste in blending and matching colours. I love your colour modulation and weathering effects and I respect the fact that your painting continues to become ever more realistic, from the earlier more ‘cartoon-like’ style to a much more subtle and realistic style of recent projects. I have only recently come back to modelling historical figures after a decade of 40k painting. I have been painting figures intermittently since I was 6 years old. I am now 55 and have bought about a 150 flames of war vehicles – my painting improves with each batch I paint …. but you are such a cool guru for such a young man, Well done! If you ever get down to Australia you are welcome to come and stay at my house. (I am a Science teacher) All the best for the future. Chris Hardy

  2. hy, i’m Dario, from Italy.
    i think to myself like a good 1/72 and ho scale figures painter, but your work is really great, figures,models and scenery.
    i saw the spanish civil war women that you painted, a super work.
    just that:great work, great skill and passion.

  3. Thank you very much mate!!! Do you have any website or blog to take a look at your models? I would like to! 🙂

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