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AMPS 2020 International Convention

The AMPS 2019 show is finished.  Thanks to everyone who helped put the show on, including all the judges and volunteers. You all conributed to making another great AMPS show.

The contest results are now posted here:  Photographs of the models will be posted within the next week or two.

Next year's show will be in Camp Hill, PA, across the river from Harrisburg, in the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, on May 7-9, 2020.  The show theme for next year is Last Battles.

Time Left to Finish Your Models:


Looking for a Lot of Awesome Judges and Volunteers – We Really Need Your Help

Pre-registration for the Buffalo show is closing soon and it looks like we are going to have a large turn-out for this show.  Right now we have 81 modelers pre-registered and 296 models pre-registered. What a great venue and again, so much work has gone into making it a fantastic experience.

We have been asking for judges and volunteers to sign up on the AMPS website over the last month. Thanks very much for those that have signed up.  However, we have a ton of judging and volunteer shifts still open. As of today I count 335 open slots for judges and volunteers. Unless we have a lot of folks sign up on the website or at the show we have a serious shortage of judges. The only way to make the AMPS shows work well is by all of us donating our time to judge or help. There are so many ways to help. You can judge, help run models in and out of the contest areas, help modelers process their models as a ramrod, or help with registration.

We are also looking for Diorama/Vignette and Figure judges.  If you’ve not judged these categories before, we’ll be offering a diorama/vignette judges training session on Friday morning, 10 May, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. We have very few judges signed up for these categories.  Your help is really appreciated in these areas since we historically have a hard time finding judges for these categories.  

Sign-up is very easy through the AMPS web-site.  This feature allows you to sign-up for the judging or other volunteer shifts you’d like by simply going to the show volunteer function at:

Please contact me through the AMPS web-site at: if you have any questions about sign-up or judging.

See you at the show!

David Vickers


Chief Judge

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Volume 25, Issue 3,

  • IJA Type94 Tankette by Bob Bethea : A big scale model of a little tank
  • Yugoslav M-84 by Marco Antonio Gomez : Building an M-84 the hard way
  • The Overloon (Netherlands) War Museum by Chuck Aleshire : A revisit to The Overloon Museum
  • Israeli Improvised Armoured Vehicles & Jeeps (1947-49) by John Myszka : Book review by Fernando Sanchez
  • Amusing Hobby 1/35th FlaK40 by Steven Andreano : Build review
  • Know Your Officer by Editor : Find out more about your AMPS officers
  • Local Chapter News & Upcoming Shows by Editor : What's going on in the AMPS community

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  Reviews View Reviews

Osprey- Hitlerjugend Soldier vs. Canadian Soldier - Combat 34
Posted on June 9, 2019 by  Paul Roberts

Osprey- US Airborne Soldier vs. German Soldier - Combat 33
Posted on June 8, 2019 by  Paul Roberts

TAKOM - Bergepanther Ausf.G
Posted on June 4, 2019 by  Neil Stokes

Tamiya- Hummel- Late Production
Posted on June 1, 2019 by  Michael Reeves

Takom Tank Transporter with M1A2 SEP Abrams Tusk 2
Posted on May 28, 2019 by  Ron Hoague

PeKo Publishing- WAR Photographer 1.0 by Tom Cockle
Posted on May 26, 2019 by  Brian Stanley

Takom- M46 Patton US Medium Tank
Posted on May 23, 2019 by  Mike Petty

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