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

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AMPS 2019 International Convention

The show will he held at the Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly the Adam's Mark Hotel), 120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA. The hotel has set up a special rate of $119 per night. This rate includes parking (which is $15 per day if you book with a different discount code). To reserve, go to or call 716-845-5100 and mention that you are with AMPS.

We have also arranged a special rate of $119 per night at the Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown, across the street from the Buffalo Grand. To book, go to or call the reservation line (877) 999-3223. Use the group code 050719AMP or block ID 341957 when booking.

The show theme definition has been posted. Click here to read it.

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The 2019 AMPS Officer Elections

The nomination period for officers will run from 15 January to 28 February 2019.  AMPS members with a current membership in most cases are eligible to be nominated for leadership positions. 

This year, the following positions are up for election: President, 2nd Vice President East, 2nd Vice President Central, 2nd Vice President Midwest, 2nd Vice President West, and 2nd Vice President International. 

Nominations are made on the 2019 Officer Election Discussion Group, found under the Community Tab, then by clicking on the Discussion link.

New Website Homepage

As you can see, the home page has changed.  There are other changes as well in this update:

  • You can now print your membership card - log in, click on your name, select Membership Info, and click on the button to print your card.
  • Searching for reviews has been made easier - click on the Reviews member and select Latest
  • The AMPS Gear Store is open! scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the picture to enter

AMPS 2018

The AMPS 2018 was a great success. Over 700 models were entered, the highest number on records. On behalf of the show chair, Dave Koukol, and the entire show committee, thank you to everyone who supported the show and came out.

The 2019 show will be in Buffalo, NY. Stay tuned for more information about this event.


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Volume 26, Issue 6, November/December, 2018

  • T-34/85 with Mine Plow by Marco Antonio Gomez Alvarez : Or: how I learned to stop buying kits from Maquette...
  • Military Technical Museum of Lesany by Steve Andreano : A first rate armor and artillery museum in Czech Republic
  • D.A.K. Opel Blitz & FlaK38 by Ruben Gonzalez Hernandez : Building an Italeri oldie with helps from Plus Models and DML
  • T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank by James Kinnear : A book review by the editor
  • Know Your Officer by Editor : Find out more about your AMPS elected and appointed officers
  • Local Chapter News by Editor : What's going on in the AMPS community

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Xuron- Professional Sprue Cutter
Posted on January 18, 2019 by  Michael Reeves

Tamiya - M551 Sheridan U.S. Airborne Tank, Vietnam War
Posted on January 15, 2019 by  Chuck Aleshire

Academy- USSR M10 "Lend Lease"- Full Build
Posted on January 1, 2019 by  Michael Reeves

Italeri - T-34-85 - First Look
Posted on December 31, 2018 by  Danny Egan

Das Werk Faun L900 D567 and SdAH 115
Posted on December 27, 2018 by  Ron Hoague

Academy- 1/35th Panther G- First Look
Posted on December 24, 2018 by  Brian Stanley

Osprey - The Second World War
Posted on December 22, 2018 by  Danny Egan

Pen & Sword Books, Images of War - M2/M3 Bradley
Posted on December 21, 2018 by  Chuck Aleshire

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