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AMPS 2022 International Show
Thursday, April 7, 2022 to Saturday, April 9, 2022
Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA

AMPS 2021 is Rescheduled to April 7-9 2022

Dear Friends,

I suspect many of you already had a feeling this notice would come. I can’t tell you how so disappointed our convention committee has been over the past few weeks. It is with the best interest of all involved and with the unanimous support from AMPS leadership and our convention committee that we have decided to reschedule our AMPS 2021 International Convention.

We considered what is best for the safety of everyone involved, as well as a responsibility to do what is right and best for the membership of the organization.

However, there is good news!

We have worked out an available date for the 2022 convention. We will simply move all aspects of this year’s convention, its theme, special awards including the original 2021 theme to April 7-9, 2022 at the same location: The Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA. The Marriott has graciously kept all room pricing and arrangements the same for the 2022 convention.

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Time Left to Finish Your Models:


Elections 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 vote by clicking here. You need to be logged into the webste to vote. If you forgot your password, click the "Sign In/Register" menu at the top right of the page, and then click the password reset link. If you forgot your username, click the "Sign In/Register" menu at the top right of the page, and then click the "I forgot my username" link .
If you have any questions about the election, please contact the Secretary via email.

AMPS 2021 South Bend Super Regional Joint Show with the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) 
12-14 August 2021 at the Century Convention Center, South Bend, Indiana.
It’s all 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. See hundreds of 1/1 scale vehicles and all of the real-world scale associated vendors in addition to all 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 the group discount code MVP. Visit the Hilton Website.
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. Visit the Marriott Website.
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. are coming soon!

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Volume 29, Issue 1,

  • Detailing Dragon's M48 AVLB Bridge & Launcher by Brian Eberle : x
  • Last Coke Machine in Aleppo by Greg Beckman : Syrian Civil War diorama
  • Introduction to 3D Printing for Scale Model Makers (Part 1) by Mike Roof : The future of scale modeling is here now
  • Know Your Officer by Edtior : 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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  Reviews View Reviews

Ammo by Mig Jiminez Tracks and Wheels Solutions Set
Posted on March 5, 2021 by  Ben Brandes

LKW 7t mil gl LARS2
Posted on March 2, 2021 by  Robert Yalden

Takom- 1/35 Merkava Mk.2D
Posted on February 28, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

Takom – 1/35 Bergepanzer 2A2 – First Look
Posted on February 26, 2021 by  James Wechsler

Osprey- USMC M4A2 Sherman vs Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go
Posted on February 24, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

Casemate- Images of War - Wingate's Men
Posted on February 23, 2021 by  Chuck Rothman

Hobby Boss- Soviet D-38 Tank
Posted on February 23, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

German 20mm Flak 38 Figure Set
Posted on February 22, 2021 by  Chuck Willis

Italeri- Crusader Mk. II with 8th Army Infantry
Posted on February 20, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

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