11/19/2013

LAST NEWS ABOUT AK INTERACTIVE PROBLEMS!!!!

I have read this important note in Armorama about my ex-company AK Interactive.
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He leido esta importante nota en ARMORAMA hoy acerca de mi ex empresa AK Interactive. 



"I'm Darius T. Cerver, owner of the paint factory that has manufactured the paint products for the company AK Interactive for distribution under its label. With this statement, I want to inform all modelers that from this day forward, we stop completely any collaboration with AK Interactive and our paints will no longer be distributed by this company. The various recent events and statements made public by the company worldwide, have forced me to make this announcement using the same media platform. It is therefore my intention to report that our entire paint range, including, enamel washes, oils, pigments, and acrylics, will immediately no longer be distributed by AK Interactive. Soon we will announce the company with whom we will work in the future. It is our hope and expectation to have your support in this new era. Thank you very much for your time and attention and we wish the best to AK.

Be sure that I will update you shortly.

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NOTA IMPORTANTE PARA USUARIOS DE PINTURAS AK INTERACTIVE

Soy Darius T. Cerver, propietario de la fábrica de pinturas que suministraba pinturas a la empresa AK Interactive para su distribución bajo su etiqueta. Con este comunicado quiero informar a todos los modelistas que, a partir de este momento, dejamos de colaborar con AK Interactive y nuestras pinturas ya no serán distribuida por esta empresa. Los distintos acontecimientos ocurridos recientemente y hechos públicos por dicha empresa a nivel mundial, me han impulsado a hacer este anuncio de forma publica. Por tanto es mi intención comunicar que todas nuestras pinturas tipo lavados esmalte, oleos, pigmentos y acrílicos dejarán de ser distribuidos por AK Interactive de manera inmediata. En breve anunciaremos la empresa con la que trabajaremos en el futuro. Deseamos y esperamos contar con vuestro apoyo en esta nueva etapa y deseo a AK lo mejor.

Muchas gracias y en breve os daremos más información.

Gracias /Thank you"

Link to armorama (but also in facebook):
ARMORAMA

10/12/2013

RESPONSE TO THE CORPORATE MESSAGE AK INTERACTIVE S.L.



Mr. Mig Jimenez, Mr. Carlos Cuesta, Miss Elizabeth Wiese, Mr. Iain Hamilton and Mr. Rick Lawer want to inform all of their friends and associates who have been with us all these three years of “AK Interactive” the following:

- Mr. Mig Jimenez was the creator of “AK Interactive” along with Mr. Fernando Vallejo 3 years ago. From the very first moment Mr. Mig Jimenez and Mr. Fernando Vallejo agreed that the company “AK Interactive” belonged to both of them. Mr. Mig Jimenez just put his trust in his friend, Mr. Fernando Vallejo, since Mr. Mig Jimenez never came to be included in the legal documents and records of the company.

-Mr. Mig Jimenez was the creator of the entire image, logos, products, and marketing  of said company; however until last day October 9th , 2013, when Mr. Mig Jimenez was returning from a trip to Mexico for the promotion of the trademark, Mr. Mig Jimenez and Mr. Carlos Cuesta were fired without previous notice. Hence, Mr. Rick Lawler and Mr. Iain Hamilton left the company voluntarily at that moment in solidarity with Mr. Mig Jimenez and Mr. Carlos Cuesta.

- All quality control, development of ideas, books, DVDs and many others, were created by Mr. Mig Jimenez, as indicated in most products, such as the Book “FAQ 2”, leaving the distribution to his partner Mr. Fernando Vallejo. The relationship between Mr. Mig Jimenez and Mr. Fernando Vallejo has ended due to the breakage of the verbal covenant they both had from the beginning, resulting in the dismissal of Mr. Mig Jimenez in the face of an overall imbalanced situation.

- Only a week before the dismissal of Mr. Mig Jimenez, he, along with Mr. Fernando Vallejo wrote a contract in which it read that the magazine “The Weathering Magazine” was intellectual property of Mr. Mig Jimenez and that said magazine would become Mr. Mig Jimenez’s full property in case of his dismissal . To date, Mr. Fernando Vallejo hasn’t hand in any files, logo, web domains or servers relating to this magazine to Mr. Mig Jimenez, breaching said contract. Therefore, Mr. Mig Jimenez currently does not have any control or responsibility over the magazine nor over the subscribers or advertisers who, in any case, have paid their fees to “AK Interactive” not to Mr. Mig Jimenez.

- There are many other issues of legality that Mr. Mig Jimenez and Mr. Fernando Vallejo must solve. At the same time, Mr. Mig Jimenez is free to create or do anything he sees fit to continue his professional modeling career outside AK Interactive; creating new books, paintings , accessories or any other idea under the brand he wishes to, always respecting the existing contract; which he can make available to employees, suppliers or customers request.

Finally, it is our duty to notify that the Facebook account “AK INTERACTIVE FACEBOOK” was created exclusively by Miss Elizabeth Wiese who worked on it for three years selflessly with the sole aim of helping Mr. Fernando Vallejo and Mr. Mig Jimenez. As we all know, Miss Elizabeth Wiese used an “AK Interactive” account (eli@ak-interactive.com) authorized by Mr. Fernando Vallejo for all promotional work, helping countless times in sales care work, stands, as well as helping in promotion and customer service . As you all can see in the many photographs of “AK Interactive” albums on Facebook and the thousands of private messages she exchanged with many modelers.

-“AK Interactive”, since October 9th, 2013, has misappropriated of what Miss Elisabeth Wiese created from her own will and without any financial remuneration, which she rejected, for the sole interest in helping said company, grow .

All of us expose that “AK Interactive” under the direction of Mr. Fernando Vallejo, has acted in an improper way breaking all verbal agreements it had with Mr. Mig Jimenez just when the company “AK Interactive” had been consolidated internationally. This has led to a breakage in the trust, essential to continue with the existing collaboration to date.

It’s only up to you to judge what “AK Interactive” has done with Mr. Mig Jimenez. Thank you all for your friendship over the years and we ask you not measure up people’s success for how high up they get to reach, but by how high they bounce when they hit bottom .


To read the preview AK Interactive official note, click this link:
AK Interactive Official Note
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RESPUESTA AL MENSAJE CORPORATIVO DE AK INTERACTIVE S.L.


Mig Jiménez, Carlos Cuesta, Elizabeth Wiese, Iain Hamilton y Rick Lawer quieren informar a todos sus amigos y colaboradores que han estado con nosotros estos 3 años de AK Interactive lo siguiente:
 

- Mig Jiménez fue el creador de AK Interactive junto con Fernando Vallejo hace 3 años. Desde el primer momento ambos acordaron que dicha empresa era de los dos, aunque Mig Jiménez nunca llego a ser incluido en los documentos legales y escrituras de la empresa. Mig Jiménez tan solo depositó su confianza en su amigo.


-Mig Jiménez fue el creador de toda la imagen, logotipos, productos y marketing  de la citada empresa hasta el pasado dia 9 de Octubre del 2013, cuando a su regreso de un viaje a Mexico para la promoción de dicha marca, Mig Jiménez y Carlos Cuesta fueron despedidos sin previo aviso. Rick Lawer y Iain Hamilton abandonaron en ese mismo instante la empresa por voluntad propia por solidaridad con Mig y Carlos.


-Todo el control de calidad, desarrollo de ideas, libros, DVDs y muchos otros, fueron creados por Mig Jiménez tal y como se indica en la mayoría de los productos, como el Libro FAQ 2 , dejando la distribución en manos de su socio Fernando Vallejo. La relación se ha terminado debido la rotura del pacto verbal que ambos tenían desde el principio por parte de Fernando, resultando en el despido de Mig Jiménez ante una situación de desequilibro total.


-Solo una semana antes de su despido, Mig Jiménez y Fernando Vallejo dejaron escrito mediante contrato que la revista The Weathering Magazine era propiedad intelectual de Mig Jiménez y pasaría a ser de su propiedad total en caso de despido. Al día de hoy, Fernando Vallejo NO ha devuelto a Mig Jiménez ningún archivo, logotipo, dominios web o servidores referentes a esta revista incumpliendo de esta manera ese único contrato. Mig Jiménez no tiene por tanto actualmente ningún control sobre la revista ni responsabilidad alguna con los subscritores o anunciantes de publicidad que en todo caso han pagado sus cuotas a AK Interactive y no a Mig Jiménez.


- Existen muchos otros temas de legalidad que Mig Jiménez y Fernando Vallejo deberán resolver. Al mismo tiempo, Mig Jiménez es libre de crear o hacer cualquier cosa que considere oportuno para continuar su carrera de modelismo profesional fuera de AK Interactive, creando nuevos libros, pinturas, accesorios o cualquier otra idea bajo la marca que considere oportuno respetando siempre el único contrato existente que puede poner a disposición de colaboradores, proveedores o clientes que lo soliciten.


Por último, debemos notificar que la cuenta de AK INTERACTIVE FACEBOOK fue creada única y exclusivamente por Elizabeth Wiese quien trabajó en ella durante 3 años desinteresadamente con el único interés de ayudar a Fernando Vallejo y Mig Jiménez. Como todos sabréis, Elizabeth  utilizaba una cuenta de AK Interactive (eli@ak-interactive.com) autorizada por Fernando Vallejo para realizar todos los trabajos de promoción y  ayudando en innumerables ocasiones en trabajos de atención de ventas, stands, etc así como ayuda en la promoción y atención al cliente , como podéis ver en las numerosas fotografías de los álbumes de AK Interactive en Facebook y los miles de mensajes privados que intercambió con multitud de modelistas.


-AK Interactive se ha apropiado indebidamente el pasado día 9 de Octubre de lo que ella creó por su propia voluntad y sin remuneración económica que ella rechazó con el único  interés en ayudar a hacer crecer dicha empresa.


Todos nosotros exponemos que AK Interactive bajo la dirección de Fernando Vallejo, ha actuado de una manera impropia rompiendo todos los acuerdos verbales que mantenía con Mig Jiménez justo cuando la empresa se había consolidado a nivel internacional.  Esto ha supuesto una ruptura en la confianza imprescindible para continuar con la colaboración que mantenían hasta la fecha. Solo a vosotros os corresponde el juicio de lo que ha hecho AK Interactive con Mig Jiménez.


Gracias a todos vosotros por vuestra amistad durante todos estos años y os pedimos que no valoréis el éxito de las personas por lo alto que llegan, sino por lo alto que rebotan cuando tocan fondo.

Para leer la notificacion de AK Interactive S.L. click aqui:

9/10/2013

70 years of Kursk Battle.

Many years ago I made an attemp to make this original Ferdinand, but due my passed experiences I lost my first Ferdinand and I was not able to finish it. Fortunatly I was able to save the decals that a Japanese firend made for me, so, I was able to make again anew Ferdinand using the same decals. In fact, these russian text is the difficult part of this project. Jindra, my very close friend from Chezc Republic made the corrections of that text. I finished this new ferdinand just yesterday, specially for a Mexican event in next October 2013. It will be published also in the Weathering Magazine in the Kursk Issue. I hope you like it.


In the next comparative photo, you can see some diferences between my model and the original one. For example, I was not able to discover what is that rare light color lines in the rear hull, because in another photo of the same vehicle these lines are not visible. Also I added the Arial Antena....a bit damage. Even if the real one haven't the antena, I wanted to add this details to give to the model more volume and small details. Anyway, it could be possible. In any case, this is my personal interpretation, don't try to reproduce the rela one exactly.








Finally, I must say that was a good project to me, to do something without 1 million different colors in red, grey, yellow, etc, like it is getting fashion nowdays. Ok, it is a resource that can be used sometimes, but we must try to avoid to use the same thing in each model, specially because most of the tanks in WWII were without these amount of coloured patches of bright colors.

Thank you

Mig Jimenez

6/21/2013

EGYPTIAN M109 A2 AFV CLUB

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As maybe many of you know, I love the Egyptian Army. In fact is my favorite subject ever. Doens't matter Six Days War, Yom Kippur or modern ones, it is what make me happy. When I saw for first time the new AFV M109, first thing I thought is to make it under Egyptian army. I searched many pictures of it but where I found the real inspiration was inside a Egyptian propaganda video where I found the M109 in blue platoon colors. Egyptian used bright colors to identificate the units in their maniouvers, such yellow, black, white, orange, red or blue. In this case, the tactical simbols was also blue in combination with the air identificators. It was very original to my eyes, so, I decided to make this versión. There are camouflaged M109s in 3 colors, but I have only 2 bad quality pictures of them, so...the light sand versión was the "one" definitly.
 
The model was build in AFV CLUB HQ in Taipéi, so, I decided to "don't touch" any part of it, just paint it. It was a pity from one side, because the clear parts was necesarly lost because were already glued, like headlights, periscopes or visor.I just remplaced the tracks for another in metal. So, we can say that this kit is totally 100% out of box. Of course I added the license plates, the most important thing in any egyptian vehicle. But of course I must say that the kit is absolutly perfect under my point of view, so...just put in the trash the old Italery kits, because they will look like a plastic toy near to this incredible new kit.
 
The model was enterly painted with AK Interactive acrylics, weathered with the AK enamel products, pigments and oils.
 



 
Frontal headlights was painted by hand and adding X22 from Tamiya and SMOKE. The turret visor is a lense from AK Interactive.



 
The oil drops were painted with AK FRESH ENGINE OIL and a small brush diluting the product with White spirit.

 
Some important aspect in this Egyptian versión is that all tools were painted in black color. Like a curiose thing, note the light blue-green town cable. It can be painted in this color or even PINK!!!
 
 


Few months ago, Mr Tseung, president of AFV Club from Taiwán, offer me his pre-serie kit to be painted by my self. It was a big honour to me so now, it is dedicated to him. I hope you like it Mr Tseung.

 
SPECIAL THANKS TO MILINME.WORDPRESS.COM
 
To take inspiration for my Egyptian M109, I used many photos from this great place: http://milinme.wordpress.com/
Many of the effects in my M109 was based in similar ones on M60s, M113s and many other vehicles.


 
Also, I want to deciate this model to the Egyptian Army from my heart. It is my passion and I have spent hundries of hours just searching and learning from their battles and vehicles.
 
Thank you very much
 
Mig Jimenez
SPAIN

6/12/2013

1/72 th Scale Iraqui T55, painted in 1 day

 
 
Hello friends.
 
Maybe not too many people know that the 1/72 th scale is my real hobby, and I do that just for me, with no step by step potos, and only for my own fun and enjoyment. Unfortunatly I have not too many time for it, so...is rare to find time for finish something. few weeks ago I was able to paint this Little Trumpeter T55 in a modelling meeting, and I was so happy to come back to my favorite scale. Even if it is almost out of box, the model is enought good for enjoy it painting it. I hope you like my Project of "just for fun":
 
Thank you
 
 
 










Mig Jimenez
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12/06/2012

Pasdaran "Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution" Type 69 II C, Iran.

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        After a while in dry dock, I finished one of my favorite subjects, a Type 69 II C of the Hezbollah gorups in Iaran-Iraq war in the 80's. This Type 69 was captured to Iraqui forces and repainted with new numbers and the Hezbollah simbol, together with the red bands of identification. I must give thanks to my friend Charlie Pritchett, an expert in Irani forces and everything related to Iran-Iraq war. He finished this master for Verlinden Productions in cooperation with Andy Taylor (UK). They and more people involved in this neverend project made a great job, and now I was able to enjoy it. I hope you like it. This is so far, my favorite tank in all my life.











 
In 1994 I made my frist Type 69 II C, based in a old kit of an iraqui T55 from Verlinden. In that time I was not able to find too many info and ofc ourse, internet doens't exist. My money to buy books doens't exist!! So, I took a little info form a friend's book. I made many pieces by scratch and with a lot of imagination. If some  one doens't know how was my origen in the modelling carrier...this was the begining of my history. I published this model for for first time in my life in a magazine, 18 years ago, in Todo Modelismo magazine, Spain. This was only the first of more than hundries of articles in 18 different lenguages in the whole world...until now. Almost 2 decades later, I made this tribute to my origen, when I was just a young boy who never thought about to be in the modelling industry. You are dreaming now with to have your own future in the modelling....just do it. Now is time to start because the future is full of surprises and positive things. Good luck!
 
 
 
Thank you
Mig Jimenez
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Some photo references for stowage (just a small example)
 




11/11/2012

Painting a Tiger I 1/24th scale by Mig Jimenez. Part 1

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hello friends. Afetr a long time in silence due my work task, I am able to share with you this home made video where I show how to paint a 1/24th Tiger I from the begining to the ned. of course it will be divided in chapters and this one is about the base color and camouflage. I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you for watching.



Mig Jimenez
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