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AMPS 2019 International Convention
Thu May 9, 2019 to Sat May 11, 2019
Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly the Adam's Mark Hotel), Buffalo, NY


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Previous International Show Results

AMPS 2022 International Convention
Apr 7, 2022 to Apr 9, 2022, Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA
AMPS 2021 International Convention
Apr 29, 2021 to May 1, 2021, Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA
AMPS 2020 International Convention
Sep 24, 2020 to Sep 26, 2020, Crowne Plaza Danbury, 18 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury CT.
AMPS 2018 International Convention
May 3, 2018 to May 5, 2018, Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, Dayton, OH
AMPS 2017 International Convention
Apr 20, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017, Crowne Plaza Danbury Hotel, Danbury, CT
AMPS 2016 International Convention
Apr 7, 2016 to Apr 9, 2016, Sumter, South Carolina
AMPS 2015 International Convention
Apr 30, 2015 to May 2, 2015, WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn IN
AMPS 2014 International Convention
Apr 3, 2014 to Apr 5, 2014, Fredericksburg, Virginia
AMPS 2013 International Convention
Apr 18, 2013 to Apr 20, 2013, Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, Georgia
AMPS 2012 International Convention
Apr 26, 2012 to Apr 28, 2012, WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn IN
AMPS 2011 International Convention
Apr 6, 2011 to Apr 9, 2011, Fredericksburg, Virginia
AMPS 2010 International Convention
Apr 22, 2010 to Apr 24, 2010, WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn, IN
AMPS 2009 International Convention
Apr 17, 2009 to Apr 18, 2009, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2008 International Convention
Apr 10, 2008 to Apr 12, 2008, WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn, IN
AMPS 2007 International Convention
Apr 19, 2007 to Apr 21, 2007, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2006 International Convention
Apr 28, 2006 to Apr 29, 2006, World War II Military Vehicle Museum, Hubbard, Ohio
AMPS 2005 International Convention
Apr 15, 2005 to Apr 16, 2005, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2004 International Convention
Apr 16, 2004 to Apr 17, 2004, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2003 International Convention
Apr 11, 2003 to Apr 12, 2003, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2002 International Convention
Apr 19, 2002 to Apr 20, 2002, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2001 International Convention
Apr 20, 2001 to Apr 21, 2001, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2000 International Convention
Apr 14, 2000 to Apr 15, 2000, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 99 International Convention
Apr 16, 1999 to Apr 17, 1999, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 98 International Convention
Apr 17, 1998 to Apr 18, 1998, Havre de Grace, Maryland

AMPS 2019 International Convention 

The 2019 AMPS International convention will be held in Buffalo, NY on May 9-11, 2019.  Planning for the show has begun, and more details will be posted to the site as they become available.

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Show Sponsors

The AMPS International Show could not take place without the generous support of these and other sponsors.

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 Show Schedule


 This Year's Show Theme

Snow…love or hate it…it can make for some pretty “cool” armor models (see what I did there?).

Snow is the theme for the 2019 AMPS International Convention.  To qualify for the theme award a model must have some sort of winter camouflage scheme and/or replicated snow.  That means there is an all-whitish tone of paint or a pattern of whitish-tone paint with the intent to give the model a winter camouflage in a snowy environment.  It can also be a model that does not have a winter camouflage scheme but it must convey some sort of snow related indications on the model.  For example, snow, slush or icicles on the model.

Figures considered will need to be in some sort of winter gear and in a winter environment. The same requirement goes for dioramas and vignettes.

If it is unclear if a model meets the theme the Chief Judge makes the final call using the above criteria and after conferring with the Assistant Chief Judges.  So, get your winter coat on and start building that snowy model.

If you have any questions, please click here and contact David Vickers, the AMPS Chief Judge.

 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:
$35.00  USD for 1 to 3 model entries.   $5.00  USD one-time additional fee for 4 to 100 models.
Renewing Adult AMPS Members:
(you must have an AMPS member ID to qualify)
$60.00  USD for one year AMPS Membership Renewal and Show Registration with 1 to  3 models entries.   $5.00  USD one-time additional fee for 4 to 100 models.
New Adult AMPS Members:
$60.00  USD for a new one year AMPS Membership and Show Registration with 1 to  3 models entries.   $5.00  USD one-time additional fee for 4 to 100 models.
Junior Modelers:
(AMPS Membership is not required)
$15.00 USD for all model entries.
$25.00 USD for a new or renewed one year AMPS Membership and all model entries.

Walk-in Fees:

$10.00 USD.
$15.00 USD.
$5.00 USD.
Must be accompanied by an adult
No charge USD.


120 Church St
Buffalo, NY, 14202
Phone: 716-845-5100
Fax: 716-604-9937



 Other Hotels

The show will he held at the Buffalo Grand Hotel (foremerly the Adam's Mark Hotel), 120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA. The hotel has set up a special rate of $119 per night. This rate includes an $10 per day discount on parking (you pay $5 per day instead of the normal $15 per day if you book with a different discount code). To reserve, go to or call 716-845-5100 and mention that you are with AMPS.

We have also arranged a special rate of $119 per night at the Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown, about 2 miles from the Buffalo Grand. To book, go to or call the reservation line (877) 999-3223). Use the group code 050719AMP or block ID 341957 when booking.


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