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

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

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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:

  • Select the 'COVID-19 Builds' 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.

  • Then select on ‘Click here to Enter and Upload Your Photos’.

  • Select ‘Add an Entry for 2020 Show’ or ‘Add an Entry for 2021 Show’.

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

  • Select ‘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.

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  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

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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!

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  Reviews View Reviews

Guideline Publications- Military Modelcraft International, Nov. 2021
Posted on November 27, 2021 by  Chuck Willis

Pen & Sword - US Vehicles & Heavy Weapons of the Vietnam War
Posted on November 22, 2021 by  Chuck Aleshire

AMMO by Mig- Panzer I Breda, Spanish Civil War 1936-39
Posted on November 22, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

Hobby Boss- 48N6E of 5P85S TEL S-300PMU SA-10 GRUMBLE
Posted on November 21, 2021 by  James Spellmire

Takom – 1/144 Lun-Class Ekranoplan – First Look
Posted on November 21, 2021 by  James Wechsler

MMP Books- Single Vehicle No. 01- SU-76M
Posted on November 16, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

Casemate Publishers Battle of Peleliu 1944
Posted on November 16, 2021 by  Dan Egan

Hobby Boss- German Land Wasser Schlepper (LWS)
Posted on November 15, 2021 by  Merrick "Mac" Johnston

AMMO by Mig- The Weathering Magazine - Urban
Posted on November 14, 2021 by  Joseph McDaniel

Takom- Sachsen-Class Frigate
Posted on November 13, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

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