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AMPS 2020 International Convention
Thu Sep 24, 2020 to Sat Sep 26, 2020
Crowne Plaza Danbury, 18 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury CT.

About the Show

It is with great sadness that we inform you AMPS 2020 International Convention is CANCELLED. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety and welfare of our convention participants (members, vendors, volunteers and attendees alike), the AMPS E_Board has unanimously decided that we must cancel our annual event.

With this said, we need to explain a bit of what has gone into this decision. AMPS Central Pennsylvania and the Show Committee has been busy planning and adjusting these plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As you know, our initial plan was to hold our convention in early May 2020 at Camp Hill, PA. The Governor of Pennsylvania's response to COVID-19 forced us to postpone our event to late September, 2020 and move it to Danbury, CT. We were very fortunate that Northeast Military Modelers Association offered the Society their time slot and hotel where they normally hold ArmorCon.

However, the recent decision by the Governor of Connecticut to continue in Phase Two reopening for an indefinite time severely limits the number of people who can attend indoor meetings and gatherings. The Governor of Connecticut also placed quarantine restrictions on people arriving from states on the travel advisory list. This quarantine impacts the ability of potential convention attendees and vendors to participate in the event. Additionally, there are travel restrictions in place which preclude many of our international visitors from attending the convention without undergoing quarantine.

Currently, the Danbury Crown Plaza is uncertain when it will be able to reopen for business. The hotel has agreed to cancel our convention with no penalty to AMPS. Additionally, the hotel will cancel all individual reservations with no cancellation penalty if you booked a reservation using code AMP. You are responsible for canceling your reservations if you booked outside the AMPS group.

We've published a convention refund policy on the AMPS website home page. Chris Graeter, our Vendor Coordinator, will be reaching out to each vendor, and Glen Martin, our Sponsorship Coordinator, will be reaching out to each sponsor concerning refunds or carryovers to AMPS 2021. Chuck Rothman, our Webmaster, will be reaching out to those who pre-registered for the show concerning refund or carry over to AMPS 2021.

Also, we've decided to have TWO show themes ("Last Battles" and "Movin' It!") for AMPS 2021.

The show team from AMPS Central Pennsylvania worked for over two years to put on a high quality convention for 2020. They are to be congratulated for their hard work and navigating through this vey tough time. Likewise, we owe the Northeast Military Modelers Association a debt of gratitude for offering to cover down when it looked like we could not hold our show in Camp Hill, PA due to COVID-19.

We thank you for your patience and support during these trying times. We hope you recognize we have made the best possible decision for AMPS under the circumstances.

John Charvat
AMPS President

Peter Espada
Show Chari, AMPS Central Pennsylvania

 

 

Best Of and Theme Awards

I - Closed Top Tracked Armor to 1899-1938 (based on markings)

Basic

Sponsored by AMPS Central VA, RnL Graphics
 
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Intermediate

Sponsored by AMPS Central VA, RnL Graphics
 
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Advanced

Sponsored by AMPS Central VA, RnL Graphics
 
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II - Closed Top Tracked Armor 1939-1945 Axis (based on markings)

Basic

Sponsored by Chuck Aleshire
 
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Intermediate

Sponsored by Chuck Aleshire
 
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Advanced

Sponsored by Chuck Aleshire
Reg #PersonEntryMedal
004-BDan Egan Panzer III J No Medal
007-ARon Hoague Panzer II 4th Pz Div No Medal

III - Closed Top Tracked Armor 1939-1945 Allied (based on markings)

Basic

Sponsored by AMPS Chicagoland
 
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Intermediate

Sponsored by AMPS Chicagoland
 
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Advanced

Sponsored by AMPS Chicagoland
Reg #PersonEntryMedal
004-ADan Egan Soviet T-60 light tank No Medal
007-BRon Hoague M-26 Pershing 1945 No Medal
005-ARobert Riviezzo KV-2 No Medal
003-CDana Sadarananda M26 Pershing No Medal
002-CNeil Stokes KV-1/KV-1S Hybrid No Medal

IV - Closed Top Tracked Armor 1946-1990 (based on markings)

Basic

No sponsor
 
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Intermediate

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Advanced

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Reg #PersonEntryMedal
006-BMichael Del Vecchio LVTH6 in Vietnam No Medal
001-AMike Petty M46 Patton No Medal
003-BDana Sadarananda Vietnam Sheridan No Medal
002-BNeil Stokes Centurion Mk.3 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars, Korea 1950 No Medal

V - Closed Top Tracked Armor 1991-Present (based on markings)

Basic

Sponsored by Jeffrey Nelson
 
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Intermediate

Sponsored by Jeffrey Nelson
 
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Advanced

Sponsored by Jeffrey Nelson
Reg #PersonEntryMedal
008-BMichael Powers FV180 CET (Combat Engineering Tractor) No Medal
003-ADana Sadarananda USMC M60 ERA No Medal

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

Basic

Sponsored by Mac’s Many Enterprises
 
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Intermediate

Sponsored by Mac’s Many Enterprises
 
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Advanced

Sponsored by Mac’s Many Enterprises
Reg #PersonEntryMedal
002-ANeil Stokes Bergepanther Ausf.G No Medal

VII - Wheeled Vehicles and Armored Cars - All eras

Basic

No sponsor
 
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Intermediate

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Advanced

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Reg #PersonEntryMedal
006-DMichael Del Vecchio T1917 Amubulance No Medal
005-BRobert Riviezzo Russian 1.5 ton Cargo “Gaz” Truck No Medal

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

Basic

Sponsored by Mike Delvecchio
 
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Intermediate

Sponsored by Mike Delvecchio
 
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Advanced

Sponsored by Mike Delvecchio
Reg #PersonEntryMedal
006-AMichael Del Vecchio M5 Old Guard Salute Gun No Medal

IX - Major Conversions (INT & ADV ONLY)

Intermediate

Sponsored by Eric Choy (Boresight Chief Editor), Upper Valley Modelers/Granitstate modelers
 
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Advanced

Sponsored by Eric Choy (Boresight Chief Editor), Upper Valley Modelers/Granitstate modelers
Reg #PersonEntryMedal
006-CMichael Del Vecchio M41 155mm HMC in Korea No Medal

X - Scratchbuilt (INT & ADV ONLY)

Intermediate

Sponsored by IPMS Delaware Valley Scale Modelers
 
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Advanced

Sponsored by IPMS Delaware Valley Scale Modelers, Upper Valley Modelers/Granitstate modelers
 
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XI - Figures

Basic

No sponsor
 
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Intermediate

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Advanced

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Reg #PersonEntryMedal
010-BThomas Borreli British Sniper No Medal

XII - Dioramas

Basic

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Intermediate

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Advanced

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009-AGeorg Eyerman For You the War is Over, Berlin, May 1945 No Medal

XIII - Vignettes

Basic

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Intermediate

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Advanced

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Reg #PersonEntryMedal
010-AThomas Borreli “Over the Top” No Medal

XIV - Fictional, Futuristic or Proposed Vehicles

Basic

Sponsored by AMPS Centex - Austin Armor Builders Society
 
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Intermediate

Sponsored by AMPS Centex - Austin Armor Builders Society
 
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Advanced

Sponsored by AMPS Centex - Austin Armor Builders Society
Reg #PersonEntryMedal
004-CDan Egan SU-122-2F No Medal
009-BGeorg Eyerman Jagdpanzer 38(t) STARR STUH No Medal
008-AMichael Powers Debrief and Repairs: Desert Rats, North Africa 2883 A.D. No Medal

XV - Juniors

Junior

No sponsor
 
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XVI - Masters

Master

No sponsor
 
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