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AMPS 2020 International Convention

The show will be held at the Radison Hotel Harrisburg, in Camp Hill, PA.  The hotel is located at 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011.  To make your reservation you can call the hotel at call 717-763-7117 and reference the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society Room Block, or click on this link: Click here to reserve a hotel room.

The show theme, "Last Battles", has been defined. Click here for more details and information about the show theme.

Momentum is building! All of the rooms that were originally set aside at the hotel are reserved. Additional rooms have been added, but you should reserve yours soon before they all run out. Make sure you use the link above or mention AMPS when you call to get the special show rate.

We have two major sponsors signed up already - Airfix and Microworld Games!

Pre-registration for the show is now open. Click here to pre-register (you need to be logged into the website to pre-register). Don't forget to sign up for one or more volunteer shifts when you pre-register.

Time Left to Finish Your Models:


AMPS Officer Elections
January 12, 2020

The election cycle for some AMPS officers is fast approaching. Our Officers are elected to two-year terms on a staggered basis which run through the end of the annual International Convention. In 2020 our 1VP, 2VP Canada, 2VP Northwest, 2VP South and Secretary positions are up for election.

Nominations (including self-nominations) will be accepted through the AMPS Officer Elections 2020 board on the AMPS website discussion page from 15 January 2020 to 29 February 2020.

On 1 March 2020, a list of eligible nominees will be posted on the club website. Voting is through the website and members may cast votes from 1-15 March 2020. The winner for each position will be determined by a simple majority of votes cast. On 16 March 2020, the Club’s Webmaster will verify the vote totals and announce the winners. The results will be tabulated and published on the club Website.

“Help Wanted”

For several years AMPS has combined the duties of the 2VP Northwest and 2VP West with the 2VP West. We did this because we’ve not had anyone from the Pacific Northwest step forward to run for election. Currently, we have 19 active AMPS members in the Pacific Northwest and would like to grow that number, but we’ll need someone to step forward as the Region 2VP to help increase the visibility of AMPS in the area. If you are interested in helping AMPS, please contact either John Charvat or Mike Petty.

Website Issues
November 4, 2019

The recent problems with the website were due to an intermittent hardware issue on the server that runs our site. Our ISP has made repairs, and we expect things to be stable for the rest of this week. The site will be migrated to new hardware over the weekend, which should improve reliability further.

We are in the process of drafting plans to implement a fail over site in case the main site goes down again. Hopefully this will be in place before the end of the year.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience while we improve the AMPS website.

Thanks for all of the help at the Show in Buffalo!
May 20, 2019

The result of the 2019 AMPS show can be viewed by clicking here.

Now enjoy yourselves this summer with any local and regional shows you may be attending, but do try to stay at least a bit active at your work benches, as the fall and winter shows will be upon us before you know it!

The 2020 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania show with it’s theme of Last Battles will be here quicker than we think, so get those award winners out of their kit boxes and onto your benches!

Enjoy your summer!

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Volume 28, Issue 1,

  • U.S. Army M59A1 APC by David Black : Scratchbuilding a Cold War battle taxi
  • Modelpalooza AMPS 2019 by Ed Ingersoll : An after-action show report
  • Book Review: How To Paint IDF Vehicles by Ron Hoague : A review of AMMO by MiG's latest Solution Book
  • 2020 AMPS International Convention Update by Editor : Latest update on AMPS annual convention
  • Ordnance QF 2-Pounder by Steve Andreano : Malta Stone Fence camo revisited
  • Local Chapter News & Upcoming Shows by Editor : What's going on in the AMPS community

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Casemate- The St. Mihiel Offensive- 12 to 16 September 1918
Posted on February 12, 2020 by  Michael Reeves

Casemate Kursk 1943: Last German Offensive in the East
Posted on February 10, 2020 by  Joseph McDaniel

Tamiya- R35 French Light Tank First Look
Posted on February 9, 2020 by  Dave Mckenny

Casemate- Tank Battles in Eastern Prussia and Poland 1944-1945
Posted on February 8, 2020 by  Dave Mckenny

Casemate- American Armor in the Pacific
Posted on February 6, 2020 by  Michael Reeves

Kozitsyn Vyacheslav Publishing- Osfront Panzers- Last year of War
Posted on February 2, 2020 by  Michael Reeves

Value Gear - Sherman Tanks Set #16 (Easy 8)
Posted on February 2, 2020 by  John Charvat

Schiffer Pub. Legends of Warfare ( Ground ) M-18 Hell-Cat
Posted on January 30, 2020 by  Chuck Aleshire

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