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

  International Convention   View Details

AMPS 2023 International Convention
Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Saturday, May 6, 2023
Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill, PA

Rooms will be Available to Reserve on May 9th

You can book your room at the Penn Harris Hotel, starting on May 9th. Use this link to get the special AMPS rate:
Please note - you will not be able to use the above link and get the special AMPS rate until May 9, 2022.

Our special AMPS room rate is $128 per night, including all applicable taxes.  Breakfast is not included, but they will provide a 20% discount in the hotel restaurant.  WIFI and parking are included in the room rate. 

The cut-off date for accepting reservations at the special AMPS rate is April 12, 2023.  If you reserve after that you will pay full price for your room (assuming any rooms are left to reserve). We recommend you reserve your room before April 12, 2023.  You can cancel the room up to a few days before the show if you need to. 

If you want to reserve your room by telephone, call 717-763-7117 and quote group code 050323AMP.


Time Left to Finish Your Models:


AMPS 2022 is History

A show wrap up and photos will be posted in a few weeks, but you can see all the contest winners by clicking on this link:

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 International 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.


  Boresight View Issues


Volume 30, Issue 2,

  • Japanese Armor Experiments & Prototyping during WWII by A.J. Daverede : Themed issue background info
  • Type 4 Chi-To Prototype by The Editor : A captured Chi-To during the Allied occupation of Japan
  • Type 5 Chi-Ri  by Bob Bethea : What-if M4 Sherman killer
  • Southern Exposure  by Scott Conner : Type 5 Ho-Ri-I castaway
  • Ka-Tsu, Japan's Amphibious Vehicle Project by Chuck Aleshire : IJN landing craft with tracks
  • IJA 150t Super-Heavy Tank O-I by Roy Perez : Building a "beast to stop all beast" tank
  • Type 5 Ho-Ri-II by Bob Bethea : Japanese Jagtiger
  • 2022 AMPS International Convention Update by Ashley Abernathy : Latest news on our 2022 show
  • AMPS Local Chapter News & Upcoming Shows by The Editor : What's going on in the AMPS community
   Boresight Article Index

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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

Takom Blitz "Ersatz M7"
Posted on May 17, 2022 by  David Morris

Guideline Publications- Military Modelcraft International May 2022
Posted on May 16, 2022 by  Michael Reeves

Hobby Boss- German Sd.Kfz.186 Jadgtiger (Porsche Production)
Posted on May 15, 2022 by  Brian Campitella

Takom- Flakpanzer V "Kugelblitz"
Posted on May 14, 2022 by  Chuck Willis

Gallery Models- 1/16 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf. Type J/L/M (3-in-1)
Posted on May 12, 2022 by  Michael Reeves

G-104 Press - AM General, The First 50 Years 1971 - 2021
Posted on May 10, 2022 by  Chuck Aleshire

Osprey Publishing- SU-152/ISU-152 vs Tiger
Posted on May 10, 2022 by  Michael Reeves

Asuka Models- U.S. Medium Tank M4 Composite Sherman Late "Last Chance"
Posted on May 9, 2022 by  Joseph McDaniel

Vargas Scale Models- 1918 Skeleton Tank
Posted on May 3, 2022 by  Steve Santucci

Pen & Sword- Camouflage: Modern International Military Patterns
Posted on May 1, 2022 by  Steve Santucci

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