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AMPS 2021 International Show

The Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA on April 29-May 1, 2021
December update

All of us are aware that COVID has taken away many of the activities we all have taken for granted this year, including our 2020 convention. As we get ready to move into 2021 and look towards our convention just four months away in Newport News VA, our committee is meeting regularly and conversing via Zoom, phone and email. The Governor of Virginia significantly reduced face-to-face meetings to no more than 10 people. This "order" is to remain in place at least until 31 January 2021.

We plan to meet again with the hotel in late January and again in early February to see where we stand. I’m betting the vaccine works, gathering restrictions will be significantly lifted and then we’ll be having a convention on time! Please continue your hotel bookings, we already have more than 75 reservations but still have more to fill to meet our contractual agreement. Be sure to check this page and our AMPS Social Group on Facebook for the latest updates!

Ashley Abernathy, Chairman
2021 AMPS International Convention

You can now book your room at the hotel.  
Two thirds of our initial allotment of rooms are already booked. When these fill up, we will get more, but at some point, all the rooms will be gone, so book your room now. Please remember, by booking at the show hotel you are helping to keep the show costs under control. 

The AMPS 2021 International Convention is scheduled from 29-April to 1-May 2021 at the Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA. Hotel reservations can be made by using the following link: or by calling the hotel's reservation system at 866-329-1758 and asking for the "AMPS International" group block. This group block will remain open until 25 March 2021 or until the block is full (whichever comes first). The group rate for AMPS 2021 is $132.00 per night plus tax.

Time Left to Finish Your Models:


Nominations for the 2021 E-board Are Now Open

The following positions are up for election this year:
  • President, 
  • 2VP East, 
  • 2VP Central, 
  • 2VP Midwest, 
  • 2VP West, 
  • 2VP International 
If you are a member in good standing, you can nominate yourself or someone else by posting on the 2021 Elections Discussion Group.

If you have any questions about the election, please ask the Secretary via the Contact Us link at the top right of this page (the envelope icon).

AMPS 2021 South Bend Super Regional Show
 Joint Show with Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA)

12-14 August 2021 at the Century Convention Center, South Bend, Indiana.

All of the fun and features of our traditional AMPS shows, plus as this is a joint show with the MVPA, you’ll also have access to all MVPA show areas and activities.  Hundreds of 1/1 scale vehicles, and all of the real-world scale associated vendors in addition to all of the AMPS scale model goodness that you’re used to seeing at our shows! The entire 100,000 square foot convention center (and acres of vehicle parking next to the convention center) is reserved for this huge joint show.

Rooms are blocked at two hotels:

Double Tree by Hilton, (host hotel) which is directly connected to the Century Center by way of a skybridge. The cost is $129.00 per night.  The Double Tree offers complimentary parking and breakfast when using group discount code MVP.

Phone 1-800-445-8667 or 1-574-234 -2000

Courtyard by Marriott, (overflow hotel) which is directly across the street from the Century Center. The cost is $129.00 per night. Use discount code MVPS and you’ll get two $5 food coupons per room.

Phone 1-888-236-2427 or 1-574-237-7777

Both hotels provide complimentary WiFi when using the discount codes. Book your room soon to avoid disappointment!

More information, schedules, etc coming soon!

  Boresight View Issues


Volume 28, Issue 6,

  • Taxi de la Marne by Doug Cohen : A World War I 1/35th diorama
  • A Pit Road Jewel by Brandon Jacob : Building Pit Road's 1/35 IJA Type98 Prime Mover
  • 2020 Gibraltar Show by Roy Francis Perez : Show recap
  • German 88mm L/71 FlaK41 Anti-aircraft Gun by Steven Andreano : A review of Amusing Hobby's latest FlaK gun
  • Know Your Officer by Editor : Find out more about your AMPS elected and appointed officers
  • Local Chapter News & Upcoming Shows by Editor : What's going on in the AMPS community

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Visit the official AMPS Gear web page, where you can buy AMPS branded apparel. Wear some AMPS spirit!

Please note. At this time, the AMPS Store can only ship within North America.

  Reviews View Reviews

Hobby Boss- Russian URAL-4320 Truck
Posted on January 19, 2021 by  Robert Yalden

Pen & Sword- Jagdpanzer IV
Posted on January 18, 2021 by  Robert Yalden

Takom- Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. N mit Schürzen
Posted on January 17, 2021 by  Joseph McDaniel

AMMO by Mig-- The Weathering Magazine- Accessories
Posted on January 16, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

Takom-Krupp Raumer & Vs.Kfz. 617
Posted on January 12, 2021 by  Merrick "Mac" Johnston

TAKOM - Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. B ( 1/16 ) First Look
Posted on January 10, 2021 by  Chuck Aleshire

Pen & Sword-- Logistics in World War II 1939-1945
Posted on January 6, 2021 by  John Ratzenberger

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