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AMPS 2012 International Convention
Thu Apr 26, 2012 to Sat Apr 28, 2012
WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn IN


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AMPS 2012 International Convention 

AMPS 2012

The single largest armor modelling event in North America will return to
 the WW2 Victory Museum in Auburn, Indiana. The dates will be Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28, 2012

To view the show flyer click here (Stay tuned for the AMPS 2012 Flyer).

The WW2 Victory Museum combines an excellent museum with an expansive convention space.  The show will be held in the museum's 20000 sq foot Rotunda.  Next to the Rotunda is the museum's extensive galleries which contain 100s of artifacts and military gear.  There are over 150 WW2-era vehicles -- nine of which, like the Sdkfz 251A, are the sole surviving example. For more information about their exhibits, click here.  Your registration to the Convention also allows you full museum access throughout the weekend.

Show News

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 Show Schedule


 This Year's Show Theme

 AMPS Judging Principles

AMPS created a unique system to both judge the model and honor the modeler for artistic achievement and historical accuracy. It is a peer evaluation and mentoring and not a performance critique by experts. The system groups modelers that have similar skill levels and talents and rates the model in relation to the ability of the modeler rather than against the work of another modeler. The skill levels are Junior, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Master.

Each model is reviewed and evaluated on its own merits and never compared to another one. Established criteria determine the scoring of the model and qualify the modeler for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Each model is judged by a team of judges that score the model independently and the lowest score among the team is dropped. Constructive feedback is provided that sets a path to becoming a better, more skilled modeler.

Read more about the AMPS judging principles here.

 Entry Fees

Contest Registration Fees

Current Adult AMPS Members:
Pending  USD for 1 to 0 model entries.
Renewing Adult AMPS Members:
(you must have an AMPS member ID to qualify)
Pending  USD for one year AMPS Membership Renewal and Show Registration with 1 to  0 models entries.
New Adult AMPS Members:
Pending  USD for a new one year AMPS Membership and Show Registration with 1 to  0 models entries.
Junior Modelers:
(AMPS Membership is not required)
Pending USD for all model entries.
Pending USD for a new or renewed one year AMPS Membership and all model entries.

Walk-in Fees:

Pending USD.
Pending USD.
No charge USD.
Must be accompanied by an adult
No charge USD.


The WW2 Victory Museum in Auburn, Indiana is located just off Exit 129 of Interstate 69, approximately 19 miles north of Fort Wayne, Indiana. 


Its address is: 5634 County Road 11A, Auburn, IN 46706 




It is almost equidistant (about 2-3 hours by car) from metropolitan Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis. Air travellers should consider these three cities or Fort Wayne for best airline fares and then renting a car.

Click HERE FOR DRIVING DIRECTIONS from Indianapolis Intl Airport (IND)

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 Other Hotels


Auburn offers a great selection of hotels for any budget that are within 5-10 minutes of the show venue. AMPS has negotiated special rates with the hotels listed below. All are located off of the Auburn interchange (exit 130). Numerous fast food and “sit down” style restaurants as well as a large Wal-Mart store are within walking distance of the hotels. Be sure to tell the hotel staff you are with the “AMPS Convention” to secure these reduced rates.

 comfort suites
 Comfort Suites
1137 West 15th Street
Auburn, Indiana
 (260) 920-7600
 $70.00 per night. Rates effective until 14-Apr-2012.
days inn
 Days Inn
1115 West 7th Street
Auburn, Indiana
 (260) 925-1316
 $60.00 per night.
 Hampton Inn
 Hampton Inn
 1020 Smaltz Way
Auburn, Indiana
 (260) 925-1100
$89.00 a night. Rates effective until 30-Mar-2012.
Quality Inn 
Quality Inn
(formerly the Auburn Inn)
 225 Touring Drive
Auburn, Indiana
 (260) 925-6363
$75.00 per night. Rates effective until 12-Mar-2012.
Holiday Inn Express 
Holiday Inn Express
 404 Touring Drive
Auburn, Indiana
(260)  925-1900
$85.00 per night. Rates effective until  26-Mar-2012.
Super 8 
 Super 8
307 Touring Drive
Auburn, Indiana
 (260) 927-8800
 $60.00 Single / $65.00 Double per night. Rates effective until 15-Mar-2012.
La Quinta Inn 
 La Quinta Inn
 306 Touring Drive
Auburn, Indiana
 (260) 920-1900
 $72.00 per night.


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