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 International Convention

AMPS 2025 International Convention
Thursday, May 15, 2025 to Saturday, May 17, 2025
Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill, PA

The theme for the 2025 show is African Armor Dave Vickers will provide a full definition in the fall.

AMPS 2024 Contest Result

To view the results of the 2024 show, click this link:

Photographs of all the models will be uploaded in a couple of weeks.

You Can Book Your Room for the 2025 Convention at the Penn Harris Hotel Starting May 15.

Use this link to get the special AMPS rate:

Our special AMPS room rate is $149 per night, excluding taxes.  WIFI and parking are included in the room rate. 

If you want to reserve your room by telephone, call 717-763-7117 and quote group code 051425AMP.

Time Left to Finish Your Models:


Boresights Can Now Be Downloaded

In the May/June 2024, issue of Boresight, Mike Petty indicated that based on feedback from the membership on the inability to download or share Boresight digital editions our webmaster would examine options for the e-Board to consider.  While the e-Board is concerned about protecting AMPS copyright content and preventing mass file sharing, our webmaster has developed a process to print their digital issue of Boresight to a printer or save as a PDF (through the browser's Save As PDF function available in Chrome, Safari and Edge).

If you want an offline copy of Boresight, view the online copy, and click the "PRINT/DOWNLOAD THE ISSUE" menu at the top of the page.  A window will appear with instructions.

Please note that Boresight is protected by copyright under U.S. and international copyright laws and is the property of the Armor Modeling & Preservation Society. Members of AMPS are permitted to print issues of Boresight and save them as PDF files on personal devices. You will have to acknowledge and consent to the copyright provisions before you can print or download a copy of Boresight.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your regional VP, Neil Stokes or Mike Petty.

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.


 Upcoming Events

Armorcon 2024
Oct 4, 2024 to Oct 5, 2024, The Wyndham Hotel, Southbury, CT

AMPS 2025 International Convention
May 15, 2025 to May 17, 2025, Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill, PA


Volume 32, Issue 3, May/June 2024

  • AMPS 2024 South Bend Recap by Chuck Aleshire & John Charvat
  • Skill Level Promotions & AMPS Masters Honor Roll by Editor
  • Best Ofs & Special Awards by Editor
  • AMPS 2024 Medal Winners by Editor - Who won what at the AMPS 2024 International Convention
  • Local Chapter News & Upcoming Shows by Editor - What's going on in the AMPS community

  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.


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Osprey New Vanguard 329 - Tanks on Iwo Jima 1945
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PANZER III vs T-34 Eastern Front 1941
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PeKo- WWII VEHICLES: Through the Lens by Tom Cockle
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Takom- StuG III Storage and Equipment
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PeKo- Panzer-RGT./ABT.18 On the Battlefield
Posted on June 21, 2024 by Frank Froment
Osprey- COMBAT: US Marine vs Japanese Soldier
Posted on June 16, 2024 by GLEN MARTIN


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