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

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

Pre-Registration Opens on February 1st

Pre-registration for the show opens on February 1st.   You need to be an AMPS member to register for the show. If your membership has lapsed, you can renew and save $5 when you pre-register.

Click on this link (from Feb 1 onwards) to pre-register.

Don't forget to sign up for judging shifts and other ways you can help out at the show. You can sign up by clicking this link.

2022 Hotel Reservations Available

You can call the Marriott reservation system at 866-329-1758 and ask for the "AMPS International" group block, or you can also use the link below to go directly to the Marriott hotel registration site:

Reserve your room online

Time Left to Finish Your Models:


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.

Training will be provided at this year's Internation Convention in Newport News, so if you would like instructor led training instead of self-training, be sure to sight up for one of the judging training sessions at the show.

And don't forget. AMPS shows need lots of judges. Please consider signing up for one or more judging sessions (if you participart in at least two sessions, you will get a free AMPS show t-shirt!).  You can sign up for judging and other tasks by clicking here.

AMPS 2022 Elections - Nominations are Now Open

The following positions are up for election this year:

First vice-president
Second vice-president, Canada Region
Second vice-president, Northwest Region
Second vice-president, South Region

Nominations will be accepted until the end of February. Elections will be held during the first two weeks of March. If you are interested in nominating someone for any of these positons (including nominating yourself), please post a message in this discussion group.

For more information on the duties of the elected positions, please click here.

  Boresight View Issues


Volume 29, Issue 6,

  • Soviet IS-4 Tank by Eric Reinert : Building and emplacing Trumpeter's IS-4
  • A Visit to the National WWI Museum by John Kirkpatrick : Field trip report
  • Western Canadian Regional AMPS Model Show by Anthony Sewards : Show recap
  • TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank by Edtior : An out-of-this-world build review
  • Japanese Tanks & Armoured Warfare 1932-45 by Steven Andreano : Book review
  • Armor Fiesta... Texas Style! by AMPS CENTEX/Austin Armor Builders Society : Show recap
  • 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
   Boresight Article Index

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Scale 75 USA

15% discount on all WARFRONT (1/35, /48, 1/72 WWII figures), WAR TANKS (1/100 scale resin tanks) and SOILWORKS (oil washes) items only. AMPS members use discount coupon code: AMPS2019.
Click here for more details.

  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

Takom- M114 A1 Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV)
Posted on January 24, 2022 by  Mike Petty

Pen & Sword, Images of War - Dunkirk and the Aftermath
Posted on January 22, 2022 by  Chuck Aleshire

Osprey Armies of the Iran-Iraq War 1980-88
Posted on January 22, 2022 by  Dan Egan

Takom- USS Missouri Battleship MK.7 16"/50 Gun Turret No. 1
Posted on January 21, 2022 by  Frank Froment

Takom- 15 cm SK C/28 Bismarck Geschützturm 1:35
Posted on January 19, 2022 by  Robert Yalden

Osprey Publishing- Tiger vs Churchill, Northwest Europe, 1944-45
Posted on January 17, 2022 by  Michael Reeves

Takom- 15cm sk c/28 Battleship Bismark BbII/StbII Turret
Posted on January 17, 2022 by  Merrick "Mac" Johnston

Osprey Publishing- Yugoslav Armies 1941-45
Posted on January 15, 2022 by  Chuck Willis

Takom – 1/144 Lun-Class Ekranoplan – Full Build
Posted on January 14, 2022 by  James Wechsler

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