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

You Can Reserve Your Hotel Room for 2022 Now!

The Marriott City Center in Newport News, VA has cancelled all the 2021 reservations scheduled for this April. Reservations are open now can be made for the rescheduled show on April 7 to 9, 2022.

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

Click here to reserve your room online

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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. The theme for this show is "Armor of Desert Storm."

The show schedule and list of seminars have been posted to the show page.

Pre-Registration and Judging signup for the model contest is now open.

For more information, click here  Pre-Register Sign Up for Judging

Show your COVID-19 Builds on the AMPS Website!

One of many tribulations of the COVID-imposed model show hiatus, has been the inability to show off our completed models to our fellow modelers. To help offset this lack of opportunity for bragging rights, our brilliant AMPS technical team have created a place on the AMPS website to upload photos of the models you would have taken to the AMPS International Show in 2020 and 2021.

COVID-19 Builds   2020 Show Entries   2021 Show Entries

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Click the button above. If you’re not already logged in to the AMPS website, you’ll be prompted to do so. Read the tips on the page about taking and preparing your photos.

  2. Click on the button that says ‘Click here to Enter and Upload Your Photos’.

  3. Click on ‘Add an Entry for 2020 Show’ or ‘Add an Entry for 2021 Show’.

  4. Fill in the details of your entry. Note that you must upload a photo.

  5. Click ‘Save and Close’ to complete your entry or ‘Save and Add Another’ to save your current entry and add another one.

Note that uploading photos of your models to the website and ‘entering’ them does not prevent you from entering those same models in the 2022 International Show. We look forward to seeing all the great models that we would have seen in person this year, and will hopefully see at AMPS 2022.

If you run into any technical issues, please contact the Webmaster using the Contact Us form on the website.

Armorcon 2021 Regional Show

1-2 October 2021 at the Wyndham Southbury, 1284 Strongtown Rd, Southbury, CT 06488

Armorcon is the largest armor model show in the Northeast, covering two days, featuring 80 vendor tables, 5 seminars, and our famous monster raffle along with the Armorcon model show and contest. The 2021 show theme is 'Rollin' Under Armor - Armored Personnel Carriers'.

For more information, click here

  Boresight View Issues


Volume 29, Issue 4,

  • Fantasia on a Magyar Chief by Eric Choy : Building a fantasy Hungarian Rohamlöveg
  • A Visit to the National WWII Museum by Chuck Aleshire : A road trip report
  • Wiesel A1 TOW by Ron Hoague : Build review of Takom's latest 1/16th kit
  • Scratchbuilding a Military Folding Cot in 1/35th Scale by Brian Eberle : Time to give your scale soldiers a place to sleep
  • Fun with Liang's Effect Stencils by Editor : A quick product review
  • Local Chapter News & Upcoming Shows by Editor : What's going on in the AMPS community

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10% discount on all Armand Bayardi products.
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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

AMMO by Mig Contour & Tapered Sanding Sticks
Posted on July 28, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

Schiffer Pub. Legends of Warfare, Sherman Tank, Vol. 6
Posted on July 26, 2021 by  Chuck Aleshire

Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar
Posted on July 25, 2021 by  Frank Froment

Tiger Werke, US Vietnam Ammo Bunker Type 1
Posted on July 24, 2021 by  Chuck Aleshire

Tiger Werke US Vietnam Ammo Bunker Type 2
Posted on July 23, 2021 by  Dan Egan

AMMO Acrylic Filters Set of 6
Posted on July 22, 2021 by  Frank Froment

Tiger Werke, US Vietnam Ammo Bunker Type 3
Posted on July 21, 2021 by  Chuck Aleshire

Sd. Kfz. 182 King Tiger Porsche Turret w/Zimmerit
Posted on July 21, 2021 by  Chuck Rothman

Frontline Books- Images of War- Saipan 1944
Posted on July 19, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

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