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AMPS 2017 International Convention
Apr 20-22, 2017
Danbury, CT


The 2017 Show committee from the host chapter, Northeast Military Modeling Association (NMMA), is working on the target list and H hour is April 20 – 22, 2017

This year our rally point will be in Danbury, Connecticut at the Danbury Crown Plaza Hotel, 18 Ridgebury Road, Danbury, Connecticut 06810.

This new location takes the forward edge of the modeling area north to the same venue used for Armorcon. Feel free to take us for a test run September 23 & 24 to check out the venue. This will be an all in one show with the hotel as the show venue using their ballrooms to host our vendors and the largest armor model display on the planet.

Keep your frequency tuned here or on Facebook to see the latest updates as we execute the largest armor modeling (and social gathering) in the world.


Show Theme

Best Theme Award

The general criteria for judging the Best Theme Award is contained on page 7 of the current AMPS Contest Rules. For 2017 only, we are further defining this criterion as follows:

The theme for the 2017 AMPS International Convention is “Smile for the Birdie.” This award is given to the model that most appropriately represents the theme selected for the convention. It may be given to either an INTERMEDIATE or ADVANCED level entry. In order to qualify for this year’s Best Theme Award, entries can be any vehicle/group of figures from any era after 1899, which can be matched to a specific photograph. This includes both historical and existing vehicles (e.g. "gate guards") but the model has to match in the aspect shown in the photograph. The modeler must provide a copy of the photograph as documentation. However, a 360 view of the subject is not necessary. 

In cases where entrants are uncertain as to whether their model would qualify for the Theme Award the Chief Judge will be the final arbitrator and make the decision whether an entry fits the theme.

We are looking to have a great event in Danbury, CT 20-22 April 2017.

Mike Petty
Chief Judge
2nd VP, US South Region
Club and Model Group Tables

Similar to last year NMMA & AMPS will offer Club and Model Group tables. These will be situated in the model display area. More details will be published as we get closer but start getting your ammunition together now!


Local and Hospitality Information

Local and Hospitality information will be published around registration time.


Show Schedule

Show schedule is under construction and will be published around registration time.


AMPS 2017 Show Hotel

The Danbury Crown Plaza is the show hotel.

Special Show Rate $99/night
Use this link to book a room at the special rate
Rate good Wed 4/19 thru Sun 4/23




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