AMPS is all about armor modeling and the preservation of armor and mechanized heritage.

AMPS 2018 International Convention

Thursday, May 3, 2018 to Saturday, May 5, 2018
Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, Dayton, OH

That's right. The armor modeling event in North America is heading to Dayton, Ohio, the home of the U.S. Air Force Museum! Our theme this year is "Mishaps and Oh Crap!".

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AMPS Officer Election Results

The votes are in. Thank-you to everyone who voted. The following people have been elected:

  • 1st Vice President - Mike Petty
  • 2nd Vice President - Canada - Chuck Rothman
  • 2nd Vice President - South - LaDorr "Ed" Ingersoll
  • 2nd Vice President - Northwest - Pascal Zandt
  • Membership Secretary - Brian Messier

As per our bylaws, the term for these people begin on April 1st and continue until March 31, 2020.

Congratulations to all those who stepped up to help continue making AMPS the best armor modeling club!

John Charvat
President, Armor Modeling and Preservation Society

The AMPS Community

The AMPS community is active through the discussion boards on this website and through social media. Find us on Facebook and check out our YouTube channel.

Discussion Boards

Our discussion boards cover a variety of topics regarding armor modeling and historical research. Ask a question, provide an answer or just sit back and learn from others in the AMPS community.

AMPS Chapters

Find a local AMPS chapter near you and connect with friends who share your interests, socialize or just hang out! Share and learn skills, tips, techniques and knowledge of modeling and research.

AMPS Membership

Elevate your knowledge and modeling skills to the next level! AMPS membership brings a number of benefits:
Boresight is our membership magazine. It's written by anmd for tank modelers. Every issue is jammed with research material and modeling articles.
Purchasing discounts come with your membership and are good at many hobby vendors. Your membership will pay for itself.
The AMPS International Convention is the largest all-armor show and hobby convention in the world! Your membership grants you access to the model contest to have your work judged by your peers.

AMPS Judging Principles

AMPS created a unique system to both judge the model and honor the modeler for artistic achievement and historical accuracy. It is a peer evaluation and mentoring and not a performance critique by experts. The system groups modelers that have similar skill levels and talents and rates the model in relation to the ability of the modeler rather than against the work of another modeler. The skill levels are Junior, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Master.

Each model is reviewed and evaluated on its own merits and never compared to another one. Established criteria determine the scoring of the model and qualify the modeler for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Models are judged by a team of judges that score each model independently. The lowest score among the team is dropped. Constructive feedback is provided that sets a path to becoming a better, more skilled modeler.