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AK-Interactive is a dynamic Spanish company that was founded in 2010 in the city of Logrono. The history of this company is full of mystery and myths but in reality it only conceals a machine to generate ideas and high quality products of great world acclaim! Like all mysteries, these were created and idealized in the minds of many modelers and clients who, despite everything, have put their trust in us from the beginning and have opted for our originality and quality. That is precisely the key to the success of this company, which has skyrocketed us to the top of international prestige in creating new ideas and products. But the truth is that the main rocket engine has been Mig Jimenez, who from the beginning provided expertise and knowledge to build the largest weathering products company in the world of miniatures. Now, AK-Interactive is the undisputed leader in this field thanks to all of you who have trusted in the teamwork that makes this a symbol of international modeling. Now AK-Interactive is you!
Through the years, many people have believed numerous stories about the origin and ownership of this company. In part these rumors or stories are somewhat justified. On the one hand, many people believe that AK-Interactive is owned by Vallejo Acrylics, however this is totally false. The origin of this story is that the owner of AK-Interactive is Fernando Vallejo, who has the same name as the popular Spanish brand of acrylic. This is purely a coincidence, just as someone called Peter Obama is not necessarily a relative of Barack Obama. In addition, another factor has created confusion because Mig Jimenez has collaborated on some projects with Vallejo Acrylics. This we will detail later. We should like to conclude by saying that the two companies have no relationship at present, neither of a commercial nor personal nature.On the other hand, there is the belief that Mig Jimenez is the owner of the two companies, Mig Productions and AK-Interactive. This is also totally false and Mig Jimenez does not currently own MIG Productions, but he is the emblem of AK-Interactive and all his work is developed exclusively for his company. Nowadays Mig Productions is only part of Mig Jimenezs past and his name just stays there. Now lets see who is who in the AK-Interactive team!
Possibly the best known modeler worldwide, who started in his modeling career in 1995 by publishing articles in over 20 different countries. This revolutionized modeling techniques with innovative and easy to follow explanations on how to achieve realistic models. His professional life was devoted to explaining and helping modelers to lose their fear of painting and risk trying different things. In 2002 he created the famous MIG Productions Company, and as a creator, consolidated almost all current painting techniques. He developed filters, pigment techniques and countless washes and oils applications never seen before. For the first time in the history of modeling, the process of the setting and weathering of a model was more important than simply applying a base color and a bit of dry brushing. That company was a revolution for all, and Mig Jimenez continued to develop easy to use techniques and applications. In 2005, his book FAQ, became a worldwide best seller, thus helping many modelers reach a level never before imagined. However, in 2009 misfortune fell upon him and in a maneuver by his former partner, he lost everything including his own company and all of its assignments. That disaster left him destitute until he bounced back in 2010. This was when a friend who had been a customer at his previous company offered to start a new project. That person was Fernando Vallejo who at that time owned a small book and hobby shop. AK-Interactive was born!This new collaboration was like a breath of fresh air to Mig Jimenez because he was finally able to develop many new projects with a much higher quality than in his previous company. He could focus solely on creating new ideas and new applications. He made several DVDs, wrote books and articles, created and improved modeling techniques for the second time. The AK-Interactive rocket had taken off and over the years it has continued to accelerate.In the early AK-Interactive days, Mig Jimenez developed some projects with Vallejo Acrylics in what seemed to be a good joint venture. However the relationship soon broke down because Vallejo Acrylics had utopian pretensions. From that time on Vallejo Acrylics would not produce more paint and AK-Interactive was forced to manufacture its own products in its factory. They only made two sets of colors with Vallejo Acrylics and these were quickly replaced by the new generation of AK-Interactive acrylics. Mig Jimenez has travelled extensively, doing painting demonstrations to explain new techniques to modelers. He has published the new FAQ2 which again, has become a worldwide best seller. He has converted AK-Interactive into the world leader in paint products for modeling.
The President of AK-Interactive began his career as a modeler and customer of Mig Jimenez. He also owned a bookshop which he later converted into a specialist model shop. In 2010 he offered to start a new project with virtually unlimited funds. Fernandos flair for business and investment and entrepreneurship made AK-Interactive grow very quickly from the beginning. His gentle nature and generous dealing with customers have made him appreciated in any new business. Today he continues to seek new challenges and invest in expanding the activities of AK-Interactive.
At the beginning of Mig Jimenezs professional phase, Carlos was his right hand man and his financial and business strategy advisor. Shortly after AK-Interactive was born, Carlos joined the team as Project Manager and coordinator of the editorial section. He is also an accomplished modeler and has published numerous articles.
This great modeler from Oregon, in the United States, worked with Mig Jimenez as the President of the United States and Canadian regions, but because of Migs circumstances, as explained earlier, they had to separate for a few years. Rick has recently started to work again with Mig Jimenez and AK-Interactive and he is currently making models and testing AK products. He also contributes numerous articles for the AK Blog and publishes in countless magazines worldwide. He is constantly researching and creating new ideas and techniques.
This modeler from the American East Coast began to work with AK-Interactive almost from the beginning and soon founded AK-Interactive USA, a company directly linked to AK-Interactive SPAIN, thus providing an expansion to our brand presence in the U.S., something fundamental for modelers and customers in that country. Iain is responsible for the promotion and distribution but also provides direct assistance to modelers. He also conducts numerous seminars and painting demonstrations. Iain is without doubt one of the cornerstones of this company.
Whether you are a modeler or a professional in the field of modeling, AK-Interactive is the choice for many reasons. AK-Interactive has the professional team most specialized and experienced in modeling paints and weathering products, not to mention our publications and audiovisual aids. All our products are developed by professional modelers and we always seek the highest quality. Our products are original, produced from our own ideas and are not copies of other brands. For that reason we know how they perform and that they are adapted to modeling. They have been tried and tested on models and we can guarantee perfect performance. We also provide technical support for modelers and distributors. Trusting in AK-Interactive means that the modeler can have complete satisfaction. Only AK-Interactive is at the front, the worldwide leader in weathering products.
At present, all paint and weathering products are produced in the AK-Interactive factories in Spain. In particular, our acrylics have a unique formulation, specially designed to be used interchangeably with brush or airbrush. The whole design process of these products, as well as books, magazines and DVD editing and recording is done in-house.
The objective of AK interactive is to find the solutions to all of the problems that a modeler could possibly encounter. We try to motivate you to make the most difficult step in modelling, from beginning to paint a model to finishing it with the highest level of quality. All of our material and products are designed to facilitate your daily work, to give you fast and easy solutions, and to motivate you with ideas and suggestions to continue enjoying the great passion that is this hobby. We don´t want to be a boring gallery of unattainable models that are impossible to reproduce. We´d rather provide a broad repertoire of methods and alternatives that can be adapted to each modeler and each theme. Our objective is to teach, help, and motivate.