The Armor Modeling and Preservation Society, Inc., or
AMPS, was founded in 1993. Although AMPS’s main
function is as a modeling club, it is definitely a different
type of modeling organization compared to IPMS or other
mainstream groups. AMPS has a Constitution and Bylaws
to govern how it is run and the AMPS judging system
rewards individual effort using a point system to minimize
The purpose of AMPS is to foster a knowledge and
appreciation of the history of armored vehicles, through
examination of preserved examples located in both
museums and private collections, in miniature through
modeling. To this end, AMPS publishes a 32-page
journal called Boresight six times a year. This journal
covers reviews, tips, articles on preserved vehicles, and
comparisons of models and related items.
AMPS membership entitles you to product discounts from
some of the most innovative products in our hobby.
Read about discounts here.
AMPS also hosts an international convention every spring
in which the subject of armor is supreme. The convention
features the best armor model vendors, seminars from
armor experts and an excellent example of the best
armor models from around the world in its competition.
Competition is organized into five levels - junior, basic,
intermediate, advanced and master - and the judging
system rewards the modeler for his individual effort, not in
comparison to other modelers.
If you like to build armor models, we’d love to have
you as a member.