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

 Show & Theme Awards

The following special awards will be presented at the show.
These awards represent the best of the models present, as decided by a team assembled by the Chief Judge. If you have any questions concerning eligibility for an award, please contact David Vickers.

 Contest Categories

AMPS Judging Philosophy:
"Models are not just technical scale miniatures of their prototypes, but also artistic representations of historical, hypothetical, or imaginary subjects. While mechanical precision and fidelity to detail are highly desired, there are few other absolute rights or wrongs with most of the aspects of our builds. There are many different construction and finishing techniques and methods that can be employed to create the artistic representation of our subjects. These combine to create each model-builder's unique "style." Although judges are expected to assess and score the models, they are also expected to do this within the context of the individual modeler's style and not their own."

Most categories contain three skill-levels. The exceptions are those where major conversions or scratch building is required; these are not basic skills, and it is unfair to both the modeler and to the judges to expect one to be so entered.