The AMPS 2014 International Convention
April 3, 4, 5
Online Registration (starts in January)
Join us as we celebrate 20 years of our convention
This annual event has grown tremendously since 1995. Join us for the 20th convention in Fredericksburg, Virginia, widely viewed as THE armor
modeling event that you just can't miss.
Our site for the convention is the same as 2011, the Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel and Conference Center. Drop your gear in your room and
enjoy the convention just steps away.
The theme for this convention is "Tanks on Film." Get creative and build a subject that has appeared on TV or film and bring your references so we
can see your inspiration. Enter your models in the competition and get the feedback and reinforcement from your peers. You may even be rewarded with a
Gold medal or be among the recipients of 14+ special awards. Starting at this convention, it now requires model entrants be current AMPS members, so
make sure your membership is up to date.
Seminars have been an attraction at the convention for a long time and this one is no exception. However, in addition to the seminars as part of
your admission, we are offering for the first time the "AMPS University" for hands-on instruction on a variety of modeling topics. This is a classroom
format with materials included that enable you to try the techniques out for yourself as you listen live to the instructors. Take home the results of
what you learned as well as the knowledge to apply to your future projects. It takes place on Thursday, so register early to secure one of the limited
The vendor spread at the convention is something to behold and we draw them from all over the U.S. and abroad.
If it's the real military vehicles you're after, then you'll want to come early and visit the many museums and military collections in the region.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a short drive away and is open to the general public. Numerous
museums are within driving distance if you have the time, and we'll have more details in a subsequent update to this page.
Visit our convention page for all the details.