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

SoCal AMPS
Tue Jun 27, 2017
Orange County

  

Time Left to Finish Your Models:

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 Armor

 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 and Semi-Tracked Vehicles to 1945 (Axis)

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

II - Closed Top Tracked and Semi-Tracked Vehicles to 1945 (Allied)

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

III - Closed Top Tracked and Semi-Tracked Vehicles to 1946-1991

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

IV - Closed Top Tracked and Semi-Tracked Vehicles to 1992 to Present

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

V - Open Top/Open Hatch Vehicles (All Types)

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

VI - Wheeled Vehicles (All Eras)

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

VII - Ordnance (towed only, emplaced or with prime mover) - All eras

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

VIII - Major Conversions & Scratch Built

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced