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 doing a PhD on molecular biology at Univeristy of Eastern Finland (Joensuu, Finland). However, this does not impede me from continuing painting miniatures.  I do not 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 did: blue Romans, red German panzergrenadiers, and so on...but we had a lot of fun!

During my childhood a friend of mine introduced me Warhammer and during the following years I collected several armies. However, little by little my interest in Warhammer miniatures decreased meanwhile the interest in history increased proportionally. Compared with fantasy miniatures, historical models are inspired in historical facts. I already liked history. But this motivated me to read and research about every single model I wanted to paint, and my interest in military history grew up very quickly. As a result, my hobby became my personal time machine. During this period 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 FoW usually requires, I found out a new amazing world: the weathering. Consequently, I started to paint dozens and dozens of tiny tanks: trying, experimenting and discovering new techniques. This does not mean that I stopped painting tiny soldiers. I also love it and try to distribute my time painting both soldiers and vehicles. They offer totally different experiences and I need both of them!

I created this blog in September 2008 (almost 10 years ago!). Initially I used it as a "painting journal" to remember what I was working on and which paints or techniques I used to use. However, little by little I started to focus more on painting guides and tutorials. Even do we can find information about almost everything on the internet, there was an important gap addressing painting tips to paint historical miniatures by that time. Perhaps people did not want to share their tricks or people just did not care, since more historical wargamers care more about playing rather than painting. However,  I wanted to changed that; and therefore, I starter to share with everyone my experiences and tricks. Eventually, I discovered, as I mentioned before, a new world: the weathering techniques for vehicles. However, these techniques were basically only applied on large scale models and were absolutely unknown (intentionally (= too complex / time demanding) or non-intentionally) in the wargamers circles. Since this experience was new for most of us (the wargamers), I decided to focus on it and try to share everything I was learning. I think that this has been one of the most important driving forces of this blog, since the most part of my articles are covering weathering techniques.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed when doing it.



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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