AMPS is all about armor modeling and the preservation of armor and mechanized heritage.

  International Convention   View Details

AMPS 2024 International Convention
Thursday, April 11, 2024 to Saturday, April 13, 2024
South Bend, IN

The theme for the 2024 show is "1944".  A complete definition of the theme will be posted in a little while

Stay tuned for futher details to be posted in the fall.

Time Left to Finish Your Models:


AMPS 2023 Show Results

The results of the 2023 AMPS International Convention have been posted here. Photographs of the best of winners are online, and the rest of the model photos will be uploaded shortly.

The PowerPoint presentations used at the seminars are now available for download. Go to the show results page above and click on a seminar to download the presentation. You will need Microsoft PowerPoint or the free Microsoft PowerPoint viewer to view the presentations.

AMPS Judging Training is Online

The Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) is a fantastic and unique organization for armor modelers. It is based on the idea to make every armor modeler better at their skills and reward well-executed modeling work. AMPS provides recognition and constructive comments for every model judged at a show.  Each model is judged against a set of AMPS criteria, and no other modelers. To do that, all AMPS members are encouraged to become involved in the judging system in some capacity. Our judging system is peer based, so we need many trained judges to ensure consistency and fairness at our many shows. 

Training seminars are held at all International Conventions, and at a many local and regional shows. We have now put the training presentations online so that you can train yourself. Any AMPS member can access this training, and it is encouraged!  Whether you are just starting to build armor models, or you have been building armor for a while, reviewing these lessons are bound to help you be a better modeler and increase your understanding of the AMPS judging system. 

Click here to view the online training sessions.


  Boresight View Issues


Volume 31, Issue 3,

  • AMPS 2023 Int'l Convention Report by Peter Espada : Show report
  • Skill Level Promotions and AMPS Masters Honor Roll by Editor : n/a
  • Best ofs and Special Awards by Editor : Photos by the Editor
  • 2023 Medal Winners by Editor : Who won what at the 2023 Int'l Convention
  • Show Season & Vendors by John Rauscher : Show insight from a vendor and a long time AMPS member
  • Local Chapter News & Upcoming Shows by Editor : What's going on in the AMPS community
   Boresight Article Index

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  The AMPS Store

The AMPS Store

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- Pz. 38(t) Ausf. E/F with Full Interior
Posted on June 1, 2023 by  Michael Reeves

Pen & Sword- Images of War "The Italian Campaign 1941-1945"
Posted on May 31, 2023 by  Shon Stephens

Takom- M103A1
Posted on May 30, 2023 by  GLEN MARTIN

AMMO by Mig- The Weathering Magazine - Airbrush 2.0 Issue 37
Posted on May 29, 2023 by  Chuck Willis

Pen & Sword- 8th SS Cavalry Division-Florian Geyer
Posted on May 28, 2023 by  GLEN MARTIN

Pen & Sword- Stalingrad: Death of an Army
Posted on May 27, 2023 by  Michael Reeves

Takom M50A1 Ontos w/Interior # 1019
Posted on May 25, 2023 by  Phillip Cavender

Osprey- Tanks in Operation Bagration-1944
Posted on May 25, 2023 by  GLEN MARTIN

Takom- Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.N w/ Winterketten
Posted on May 25, 2023 by  Neil Stokes

Takom- M103A2
Posted on May 24, 2023 by  Mike Petty

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