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 International Convention

AMPS 2025 International Convention
Thursday, May 15, 2025 to Saturday, May 17, 2025
Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill, PA

The theme for the 2025 show is African Armor.  Dave Vickers will provide a full definition in the fall.


AMPS 2024 Contest Result

To view the results of the 2024 show, click this link:

https://www.amps-armor.org/SiteShows/ShowResults.aspx?sid=10119

Photographs of all the models will be uploaded in a couple of weeks.


You Can Book Your Room for the 2025 Convention at the Penn Harris Hotel Starting May 15.

Use this link to get the special AMPS rate:

http://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotels/56438?checkInDate=05/14/2025&checkOutDate=05/19/2025&groupCode=051425AMP

Our special AMPS room rate is $149 per night, excluding taxes.  WIFI and parking are included in the room rate. 

If you want to reserve your room by telephone, call 717-763-7117 and quote group code 051425AMP.

  
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 Announcements

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.

 

 Upcoming Events

AMPS South Carolina Mega Show
Jun 8, 2024, Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, South Carolina 29210 https://scmegashow.com/

Armorcon 2024
Oct 4, 2024 to Oct 5, 2024, The Wyndham Hotel, Southbury, CT

AMPS 2025 International Convention
May 15, 2025 to May 17, 2025, Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill, PA

 Boresight

Volume 32, Issue 2, March/April 2024

  • Iron Horse by Vince Barrale - Takom's 1/35 Tadpole got steampunked!
  • Dodge War Beast by Brandon Jacob - Back to the comfort zone of building an classic kit
  • British Sherman ARV by Mike Stucker - Converting a Cyber Hobby M4A4 into a Sherman ARV
  • A Brief History of HAC-AMPS by Keith Middleton - The history of Houston Armor Club
  • Houston Area Attractions by Drew Matalamaki - Things to do while visiting Houston
  • Kit Review: Andy's Hobby HQ 1/16 British M10 IIC Achilles by Tom Moon
  • Panzer Book Reviews by Tyler Moore - Two unique German panzer books
  • Local Chapter News & Upcoming Show by Editor - What's going on in the AMPS community

  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

Tamiya- German Main Battle Tank Leopard A7V
Posted on May 22, 2024 by Michael Reeves
Takom- JMSDF Mk.45 mod4 5"/62 Naval Gun
Posted on May 21, 2024 by Brian Campitella
Hobby Boss- 9M96 of 50P6E TEL S350E Vityaz
Posted on May 20, 2024 by Joseph McDaniel
Hobby Boss- US T34 Heavy Tank
Posted on May 19, 2024 by GLEN MARTIN
Takom- DON-2N "Pill Box" Ballistic Missile Defense Radar
Posted on May 11, 2024 by Mike Petty
Military Modelcraft International - May 2024
Posted on May 7, 2024 by GLEN MARTIN
Osprey Publishing- Jagdpanzer
Posted on May 2, 2024 by Chuck Aleshire
Takom- JMSDF Mk.45 mod4 5"/62 Naval Gun
Posted on May 1, 2024 by Brian Campitella
Takom- StuG III Storage and Equipment Set
Posted on April 27, 2024 by Michael Reeves

 Discussions

2024 SC Scale Model Mega Show
Posted by Jeffrey Nelson on May, 10, 2024 in Events
Re: Finding older Boresight articles online
Posted by Peter Schweisthal on April, 27, 2024 in AMPS Website
Re: Finding older Boresight articles online
Posted by Mike Petty on April, 27, 2024 in AMPS Website
Re: Finding older Boresight articles online
Posted by Ryan Koschatzky on April, 27, 2024 in AMPS Website
Finding older Boresight articles online
Posted by Peter Schweisthal on April, 26, 2024 in AMPS Website
Re: Digital Boresight Issues
Posted by Eric Tripke on April, 2, 2024 in AMPS Website
Re: Interior color of early war SD.KFZ. 253?
Posted by Stephen Gibbs on March, 25, 2024 in Armor Modeling
Re: Interior color of early war SD.KFZ. 253?
Posted by Brian Eberle on March, 21, 2024 in Armor Modeling
Interior color of early war SD.KFZ. 253?
Posted by Kirk Richardson on March, 9, 2024 in Armor Modeling
FS. Son of Sherman Hardback First Issue
Posted by LaDorr (Ed) Ingersoll on February, 28, 2024 in Marketplace