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AMPS Atlanta 2024
Fri Feb 9, 2024 to Sun Feb 11, 2024
Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Peachtree Corners, GA. 30092. Call motel directly for Show rate, (770) 447-4747, https://ampsatlanta.org/amps-atlanta-annual-show

  

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If you have any questions concerning eligibility for a category or award, please contact , Chief Judge for this show.

Click here for the AMPS Judging System Rules & Guide

 Show & Theme Awards

The following special awards will be presented at the show.
These awards represent the best of the models present, as decided by a team assembled by the Chief Judge.

Best Modern Subject - Post 1992

Best Axis Subject

Best Allied Subject

WW2

Best Diorama

This includes only the entries in Category XII (Dioramas). Entries in this category will not be elig

Best Junior

This only covers the entries in Category XV (Juniors).

Best Master

This award is based on the Masters voting on which of their pieces is considered the best on the table at the time of our International Convention. If there is a tie in the votes, the Chief Judge will make the final decision on the “Best Master.”

Theme Award

This is given to the model that most appropriately represents the theme selected for the convention.

Best Of Show

Awarded to the entry with the over-all highest score. In case of ties, judges will convene to determine the best entry of the best, with other entrants receiving an honorable mention.

 Contest Categories

AMPS Judging Philosophy:
"Models are not just technical scale miniatures of their prototypes, but also artistic representations of historical, hypothetical, or imaginary subjects. While mechanical precision and fidelity to detail are highly desired, there are few other absolute rights or wrongs with most of the aspects of our builds. There are many different construction and finishing techniques and methods that can be employed to create the artistic representation of our subjects. These combine to create each model-builder's unique "style." Although judges are expected to assess and score the models, they are also expected to do this within the context of the individual modeler's style and not their own."

Most categories contain three skill-levels. The exceptions are those where major conversions or scratch building is required; these are not basic skills, and it is unfair to both the modeler and to the judges to expect one to be so entered.

I - Closed Top Tracked Armor to 1899-1934 (based on markings)

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

II - Closed Top Tracked Armor 1935-1945 Axis (based on markings)

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

III - Closed Top Tracked Armor 1935-1945 Allied (based on markings)

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

IV - Closed Top Tracked Armor Post 1945 (based on markings)

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

V - Open Top/Open Hatches AFVs with interiors & halftracks - All eras

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

VI - Wheeled Vehicles and Armored Cars - All eras

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

VII - Ordnance (with prime movers in travel) - All eras

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

VIII - Major Conversions & Scratch Built

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

IX - Unused Category 1

  • Junior

X - Figures

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

XI - Dioramas

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

XII - Vignettes

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

XIII - Juniors

  • Junior

XIV - Unused Category 2

  • Junior

XV - Masters

  • Master

XVI - Display Only

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master